254 Metro Rankings
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Advice to law firm management: The firm should focus more on being the best in a smaller number of markets and practice areas, as opposed to achieving adequacy in every major market and most practice areas.
Pros: Formerly a solid, midwest firm with intellectual heft. When still Faegre & Benson it was known for hiring some of the top talent nationally to the extent those recruits went to the midwest.
Cons: The character of the firm has shifted fundamentally through a combination of mergers and acquisitions over the last 10 years. It no longer seeks (nor can it retain) the top talent in its markets but, rather, a group of solidly middle-of-the-road attorneys. The focus now is on business development skills, and the firm is run primarily for the benefit of the small group of top-producing partners. It finds its place among the pack of middling firms with national aspirations, struggling to gain traction in the absence of any particular distinguishing features. Its biggest claim to fame, historically, was the large midwest manufacturing clients with whom it traditionally enjoyed a geographical advantage. This is now a matter of history and habit, rather than any special talent.
Favorite Things About this Firm: There are still, occasionally, some genuinely decent people at the firm; particularly west of the Mississippi.
Current or former employee?: Former Employee
Last Year at Employer: 2019
Job type: Full time
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