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About the Firm

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is a global law firm with 1,200 lawyers across 30 offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. 

We are known for our relationship-driven, collaborative culture, diverse legal experience, and industry-shaping innovation and offer clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world. 

Whether we are working on a multibillion dollar deal, a multimillion dollar dispute or a pro bono matter, at the heart of everything we do is a set of core values that defines who we are and pushes us to become better versions of ourselves. 

We seek bright, well-rounded leaders, whose top-tier grades from premier law schools as well as professional experience and community activities demonstrate an ability to thrive in an innovative, diverse, ever-changing, and sophisticated practice.

One Firm

What differentiates us is the open road that seamlessly links all of our offices, making us One Firm with a shared practice and not just a shared name. Wherever your home office, you’ll collaborate with lawyers in our other offices, and call on each other when needed.

Each client is considered a client of the whole firm, with access to the resources that will best serve their needs. We act as One Firm because it serves our clients best. For you, that means wonderful opportunities for interesting work in a national and international practice.

Professional Development and Relationship Building

We are committed to supporting professional development, community involvement, mentoring, training, and relationship-building across the Firm. Associates are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities and initiatives that support their career development. BCLP provides associates with the guidance to further their substantive knowledge and skill development that fosters their professional growth while providing opportunities to explore work for high-profile clients and senior partners located around the world. 

Throughout the course of the year, associates can expect to participate in a number of practice group programs geared towards developing skills required for their specific legal areas, as well as in-house CLE programs. To further advance our associates’ business savvy and to immerse associates in our relationship culture, the Firm hosts a Business Academy, which includes interactive business simulations, team-building exercises, and programs aimed to incorporate associates in innovating the delivery of our services. Additionally, the Firm hosts a First Year Fast Track for entry-level lawyers, boot camps for Litigation and Transactional associates, and a variety of professional skills courses and workshops. These training series are complimented by our mentor and sponsorship programs, through which associates have opportunities to nurture ongoing relationships with partners and counsel. 

Employee Well-Being

BCLP understands the value of well-being and the mental health of all its employees. We are a firm that treats our colleagues as we do our best clients; we are stewards of our firm and accountable to each other; and we make a positive contribution to our communities and society. As a reflection of these firm core values, BCLP is a proud signatory of the ABA Well-Being Pledge for Legal Employers (US) and the Mindful Business Charter (UK), committing to their respective frameworks to raise awareness and improve well-being. We understand the value of physical and mental health for our employees and are committed to actively supporting the well-being of our people and maintaining a culture of wellness across our offices.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At BCLP we understand the value of a diverse workforce and we believe people perform at their best when they can truly be themselves at work. We aim to create an inclusive environment where all our employees are valued, motivated and able to be themselves. In order to provide the best possible service to our diverse client base, we are committed to recruiting, retaining, rewarding and developing our people with regard to their abilities and contributions and without reference to their background, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, political belief, disability or any other protected characteristic.

BCLP is:

  • Mansfield Certified Plus firm for 2021
  • Signee to the United Nations’ Global LGBTQ* Standard of Conduct for Business
  • Named by Stonewall as a “Top Global Employer 2020”
  • Received the Women in Law Empowerment Forum “WILEF” Gold Standard Certification for 2020

Firm U.S. Locations:

Atlanta, Boulder, Charlotte, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver, Irvine, Jefferson City, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Overland Park (KS), Phoenix, San Francisco, Southern Illinois, St. Louis, Washington DC.