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Ropes & Gray Chairman R. Bradford (Brad) Malt
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    The people are exceptionally intelligent. The work is very high-quality and high-profile. The attorneys generally try to maintain a positive, friendly atmosphere. Your time there will look great on your resume, and for good reason - the professional experience is great. Even if you only spend a few years at the firm, you will open many doors.


    Like all law firms of this magnitude (PPP, revenues, number of attorneys, Vault rankings, whatever) it is a sweatshop. Associates are worked to the bone. If anyone tells you that this is a "lifestyle" or "family-friendly" firm, he or she is trying to sell you something. All BigLaw firms are like this - the product they sell is associates' time, and you will have to give an unbelievable amount of your time to the firm. Don't let anyone convince you that the work-life balance is materially different at Ropes than at any other mega firm.

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Ropes & Gray Interviews

Updated Nov 23, 2014
Updated Nov 23, 2014

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    Professional Development Assistant Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ropes & Gray.

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    I submitted a resume and cover letter to this position and received an email to set up a brief phone interview one week later. The interview was brief, asked about reason for applying for position, what I am looking for in my next job, challenges of working in a team, how I stay organized and on top of tasks, expected salary. Pretty straight forward, and not very difficult. I was contacted the next day to set up a 90 minute interview but declined due to other job offer.

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Ropes & Gray Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010

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Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1865
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Ropes & Gray answers the questions "What was the preferred means of dispensing justice in the 19th century?" and "What color suits were the trial lawyers wearing?" Actually, Ropes & Gray, one of Boston's largest law firms, is named after Harvard Law School graduates John Ropes and John Gray, who founded it in 1865. The firm, which has more than 1,000 attorneys, is a leader in areas such as leveraged buyouts, trusts and estates, and health care. Other practices include creditors' rights, labor and employment, litigation, and tax. Ropes & Gray also operates in Chicago; Hong... More

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