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Banking & Finance Associate

Husch Blackwell Saint Louis, MO +2 locations

Candidates should have a Missouri or Colorado bar license or commit to obtaining one as soon as possible. We offer competitive compensation and a… Glassdoor


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Real Estate Associate

Husch Blackwell Austin, TX +2 locations

We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K and much more. Qualified candidates… Glassdoor


3 days ago

Tax Associate

Husch Blackwell Kansas City, MO

include conducting legal research and providing legal advice with respect to transactional tax matters and tax controversies. The ideal candidate… Glassdoor


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Transactional Associate

Husch Blackwell Omaha, NE

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample through our online application process. Please note a writing sample is… Glassdoor


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    Worse than other big firms

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Husch Blackwell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The salary is the only pro.

    Cons

    This firm is poorly organized, does not care about training or retaining associates, and is opaque about its financial health. 2013 was a bad year for the firm, many believe because partners wasted a lot of time with the poorly planned restructuring that is revamping the firm as "industry-focused." Stealth layoffs for associates and salaried partners were common, with many people who had years of good performance reviews being fired for "poor performance" because there was not enough work to go around. The St. Louis office is particularly dysfunctional, and many talented partners have left in the last few years for firms that pay more and offer more rewards for client development. Morale is a serious problem; I have never worked at a place where misery was so common - it trickles down from abusive equity partners to hopeless salaried partners and finally to disenfranchised and frustrated associates. Working here was the worst job I could possibly imagine, and I sincerely hope to see this firm go the way of Dewey. If you are a young attorney reading this, I recommend going to a smaller firm, even if the pay is lower. The persistent mistreatment of associates may sour you on practicing law altogether, and having worked at other firms, I can say from experience that this environment is atypical. My friends who left HB for other firms have all reported being much happier. I cannot stress this enough - do not work here. Or if you must given the legal market, keep looking for other opportunities while you work here because you're in a precarious situation, even if you don't realize it. There is a robust network of former HB attorneys who are now at other firms and who actively try to rescue people from this terrible firm. Seek it out, find it, and tap into it. It could save you!

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    Rethink your plan of focusing mostly on equity partners and junior associates (who you will burn out and promptly replace) and consider the long-term importance of fostering people's careers and making them want to stay and contribute to the firm.

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