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Winston & Strawn LLP


"Global Diversity & Inclusion are core values and strategic goals at Winston & Strawn. Our vision is to cultivate a culture where all talented contributors can have and see a path to long-term success. Diverse and inclusive teams reflect the world we serve, create a stronger organization, and produce the best results for our clients. Our diversity allows us to attract and retain superior talent and better understand and serve our clients. Our diversity efforts are guided by our Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, which..."

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Winston & Strawn LLP

35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 558-5600


Firm Chairman: Thomas P. Fitzgerald
Hiring Committee Co-Chairs: Suzanne Jaffe Bloom and Bill O’Neil
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
750 - 1K

Base Salary

1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $255,000
5th year: $280,000
6th year: $305,000
7th year: $325,000
8th year: $340,000
Summer associate: $3,653/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
74 out of 74 (2Ls) (2018)

No. of Summer Associates:
82 total (74 2Ls; 8 1Ls) (2018)

Major Office Locations

Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Silicon Valley
Washington, DC I Brussels
Hong Kong

Major Departments & Practices

Appellate & Critical Motions
Capital Markets
Complex Commercial Litigation
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Energy & Environmental
Financial Services
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
Labor & Employment
Maritime & Admiralty
Private Client
Private Equity
Real Estate
Securities Litigation
White Collar, Regulatory Defense & Investigations