Ladas & Parry LLP Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
8 Reviews

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  1.  

    Glad I worked there, a good stepping stone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Ladas & Parry LLP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people in my area of the firm, some interesting approaches to the changing attorney/client relationship, work life balance was good and they really do care for people as people. Great client base and interesting work opportunities. They have a great law student program which is well run and gives value to students.

    Cons

    Senior partner management is divided, salaries are very low and benefit costs are high, firm systems are old fashioned and largely in-house. I only received a bonus one year I was there (the bonus structure was not transparent) and never received a formal review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People talk about the Ladas revolving door - to stop this, there needs to be a career path available, development opportunities and a better salary base or good people will come, be trained at Ladas and then have to move in and give those skills to other firms.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Great first career job

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ladas & Parry LLP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible, learn a lot of transferable skills

    Cons

    No room for advancement, management issues

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steer clear of this sinking ship.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ladas & Parry LLP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you have been working in the IP industry, you know that Ladas was, for many years, considered a well-respected firm. Times have changed and this firm has not kept up. Having this firm on your resume will not damage your prospects at finding another job, but don't expect it to help much either.

    Cons

    In a nutshell:
    - lack of technology and lack of ability by attorneys to use basic technology.
    - this place heavily caters to a man's world. women are not respected.
    - negative environment.
    - client overbilling.
    - mismanagement between offices.
    - politics among partners are tense and dramatic.
    - staff are underpaid. for decades.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you get rid of dead weight and upgrade EVERYTHING in the office, maybe you'll have a chance at remaining competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Unfortunately all the negative reviews are accurate.

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    Former Employee - Attorney
    Former Employee - Attorney

    I worked at Ladas & Parry LLP full-time

    Pros

    The few pros like flex time don't compare to the major career damaging negatives.

    Cons

    Don't jump on an offer from Ladas even in this still uncertain economy. Better to wait than put this black mark on your resume because it smacks of desperation and will haunt your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What does it say that over the years all the reviews are so negative?
    So what's the point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    HORRIBLE place to work HORRIBLE, Avoid, Avoid

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    Former Employee - Trademark Watch Research  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trademark Watch Research in New York, NY

    I worked at Ladas & Parry LLP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flex time, nice co-workers, 35-hour work week (when not forcing overtime on you)

    Cons

    Attorneys treat people and each other like dirt, scream and yell at assistants. Extremely old-fashioned. Really low pay. Run so badly.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    corporation style business run in a differat era

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    Former Employee - Patent Tax Clerk  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Patent Tax Clerk in New York, NY

    I worked at Ladas & Parry LLP

    Pros

    great benefit ,good flex time,

    Cons

    old school style b need a major corpration change.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Ladas & Parry LLP

    Pros

    There is work to be completed. The work is varied and the subject matter at times can be challenging and fun.

    Cons

    Where to begin? They do not know how to handle their associates. They often don't "get" how to work with their associates to maximize their abilities, but rather have idealistic notions as to what to hold their associates to which ultimately ends badly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to understand and remember what it was like to be an associate and not have your head far up your arse.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disaster

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    Current Employee - Attorney  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Ladas & Parry LLP

    Pros

    To learn the way patent and trademark prosecution works and to gain experience that will be helpful in the future.

    Cons

    Salary is at the lower-end of the market. Benefits do not even compare with some of the benefits of other firms. Workload increases but compensation does not. Too many layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen better and recognize top efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend

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