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Updated Jun 19, 2014

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3.0 6 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Kenyon Managing Partner Michael D. Loughnane

Michael D. Loughnane

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Kenyon has been a great place to hone my patent litigation skills with the best in the profession.

    Associate Attorney (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people here really know the ins and outs of patent law and do high quality work. It's a place where you can learn from the best.

    ConsGetting staffed on good cases can take effort and persistence. It's important to build relationships with the partners who have work to give out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDistribute work on a more democratic/meritocratic basis. Promote mentoring by crediting senior associates for the time they spend training junior associates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disillusioned

    Associate Attorney (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLearned a lot from partners who clearly know a lot about IP. Plenty of work for junior associates. Interesting cases. Compensation is ok for the amount of work.

    ConsCrazy staffing cuts. Stealth layoffs. Lots of whispers of general discontent. Hard to get staffed on interesting cases unless you receive favorable treatment from a partner. More and more associates are quietly leaving. Taking vacations is frowned upon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDistribute the workload more fairly to associates.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Instability City

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are some really good people here. They use a 35 hour work week which is really nice. The schedules vary and some people start much earlier in the day and some stay much later but working from 8:30 to 4:30 is really nice.

    ConsThe firm seems to be in a constant state of turmoil with people coming and going like there was a revolving door. Very often there is no announcement or explanation - people are just gone. This leads to lots of gossip and speculation and none of it is ever good.

    The quest to cut costs has led to a never-ending round of benefit cuts. The benefits are still ok but anyone who has been there a while will tell you that it isn't what it was.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open and honest with the employees. Secrecy breeds gossip and discontent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Paralegal

    Paralegal (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood benefits, good entry-level job to gain experience

    Conslow salary, need more interactive events/activties

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more central management of the paralegals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart, Unsociable Associates v. Mean, Demanding Partners

    Mid-Level Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Pros- Great Location with views of the water and statue of liberty from some offices.
    - free coffee and milk
    - liberal maternity leave policy
    - many women partners

    Cons- long hours
    - partners that yell at associates
    - very little recognition for hard work and efforts
    - taking vacation time is frowned upon
    - no social culture for non-staff members
    - high billable hour minimum (2050 litigation, 1950 prosecution)

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your associates, treat people with respect, lower the billable hour requirements to market level, have a more transparent review system that allows self reviews and upward reviews of management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proslots to learn if you are willing
    long hours, but rewards
    great for entry level job, followed by lateral move into other firms

    Conslack of international presence compared to other firms in IP

    Advice to Senior Managementdiversify workforce some more to get more international clients and experiences
    look to form / manage offices in other countries to expand customer base

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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