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Ladas & Parry LLP Reviews

Updated August 29, 2017
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  1. "great place, good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ladas & Parry LLP full-time

    Pros

    good work is recognized and rewarded. Ideas and proposals are welcomed and, when good, adopted. Management has been successful in adapting to a "younger" and more modern work philosophy.

    Cons

    location in busiest part of Manhattan


  2. "Not the best place to start"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Ladas & Parry LLP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and helpfull

    Cons

    Not enough work given to get through the day and no one wants to train

  3. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Ladas & Parry LLP (More than a year)

    Pros

    You don't need much of any previous experiment. This is a great place to get experience and then move onto to something better. It's in a great location and beautiful building.

    Cons

    This place is a hot mess and very wasteful. Don't work here if your concerned about the environment at all. Everything gest printed, i'm not kidding and a lot of the things are printed several times. They will not take any suggestions on ways to improve the processes of anything. It's very disorganized and cluttered. This place is a revolving door. The head attorneys scream at each other and when they get frazzled they scream at the other secretary's and degrade them. It's a good place to get experience but not a good place to stay.

    Advice to Management

    Have a little more respect for your employees as individuals, and control the temper tantrums. If the employees felt they were appreciated, more work would get done but there is no incentive to work hard if its not appreciated and there are no raises.


  4. "Trademark Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience learning the field of IP law.

    Cons

    There were no downsides to working at LP.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Patent Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Patent Secretary in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Patent Secretary in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ladas & Parry LLP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are good to work with.

    Cons

    No raises or evaluations given.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Attorney - NY Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You gain high-quality, substantial experience very quickly; one of the few IP firms that will hire associates straight out of law school.

    Cons

    The pay is atrocious and they start associates as hourly employees for at least six months ($20-something an hour, while billing them out at $250 an hour). The leadership is horrendous (they manage via relentless fear and shame, and wonder why associates all start leaving one they can make a lateral move in a few years; they are rude and disrespectful to all of the administrative staff; they have associates spend a lot of time on nonbillable work; they micromanage when they don't need to, yet they won't help or explain things when asked).

    Advice to Management

    Pay young lawyers a decent wage and treat them with an ounce of respect, and they might stick around a little longer. Money aside, a "thank you" or "good job" goes a long way (and it's free), and yet you won't even do that. Recognize that the firm's success largely depends on the administrative staff, so stop acting like they are beneath you because you have a law degree.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Nothing to say"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Ladas & Parry LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location is very convenient, just off Byrant Park

    Cons

    Benefits are non-existence. Old-fashioned firm

  8. "patent professional"

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    Current Employee - Patents in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Patents in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ladas & Parry LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    interesting work
    interesting people to work with
    good clients
    good work environment

    Cons

    I really don't have anything negative to say. I feel really lucky to work here.

    Advice to Management

    This is a great place to work. The office really cares about its people and its clients. Perhaps it should advertise more and get bigger.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "File Clert"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ladas & Parry LLP part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    they downsize often and don't give you notice

    Cons

    On your feet all day long and little pay


  10. "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
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ladas & Parry LLP full-time (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 Management

    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.


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