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Lathrop & Gage Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Ok place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lathrop & Gage full-time

    Pros

    nice people, interesting work, fantastic location in Boston, lots of interesting cases, easy commute, beautiful office, nice coffee place in building

    Cons

    benefits are awful, low salaries, don't even bother with negotiating a salary increase, administrative staff are treated poorly

    Advice to Management

    be nice people! Lots of people making a ton of money and there is no trickle down effect...assistants work really hard for rainmakers without even a thank you


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IP Division - will soon dissolve"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lathrop & Gage full-time

    Pros

    They are located in downtown Denver.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Lack of leadership and communication. Old school in the entire IP division. They work Harder not smarter. They lost +10 attys in 2016.
    All offices process and work differently. Each office has their own policy and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Don't have attys in charge of attys.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Do not associate yourself with this firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lathrop & Gage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice location. Expensive looking office, and amenities. Support staff really tried. Expensive retreats. Everything works beautifully for the partners.

    Cons

    My supervisory attorneys knew less about the law than I did but they were partners so they could verbally abuse the paralegal staff and could sit in their offices and play with ipad which were not monitored by IT. They were arrogant, immature, unsophisticated, and threatened. Partners are not accountable. Incompetent. The turn-over was terrible. My advice: run the other way.

    Advice to Management

    Find someone who knows how to mange people and give them the authority to do it - not likely.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible place to work. COO is an unethical, fool."

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

    Pros

    Great place for new associates Nice location. Some very good lawyers. Mark Bluhm seems to be OK

    Cons

    COO and other senior managers are poor. Bad behavior is awarded. The lawyers treat the secretaries poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of COO.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible politics on the admin side"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lathrop & Gage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly lawyers, nice offices, good location downtown. I met many nice people while working, though there is little communication among teams.

    Cons

    I have never experienced such horrible office politics before in my life. From the COO downward there is an environment of "throwing people under the bus." People are not valued - at all - and it's really a stressful place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like human beings. Recognize that there's a revolving door for employees for a reason. If people keep quitting or getting fired, across all admin teams (HR, IT, Marketing) it's indicative of a top-down problem!


  7. "IP"

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    Current Employee - Patent Agent in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Patent Agent in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lathrop & Gage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and interesting work.

    Cons

    Incentive structure sometimes misaligned with responsibilities.


  8. "Recruiting & Professional Development Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lathrop & Gage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at Lathrop & Gage for more than 5 years and overall, my experience has been fantastic. I've never worked for an organization that truly cares about its employees, attorneys and partners and is constantly working to provide opportunities for them to catapult their careers to the next level. The Firm encourages a creative and collaborative environment and sees the value in encouraging its younger attorneys to take leadership and decision making roles within the Firm. There is a clear, strategic direction the Firm is headed in, and I am optimistic about our future. Additional Pro’s: Great work challenges, rewards, pride, communication, bosses and culture.

    Cons

    No con's to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about the clients and putting your employee’s happiness and success first!


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Discouraged and Disappointed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Lathrop & Gage (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location is great especially during the holidays.

    Cons

    The management or lack thereof in this office is disturbing. Communication between everyone is severely lacking. One hand has no idea what the other is doing. There are no policies or procedures written and in place. There is favoritism given to certain individuals while other's are left to fend for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at what is going on in this office. You need to put a better structure in place or the revolving door that is happening now will continue to happen.


  10. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends

    I worked at Lathrop & Gage part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are fabulous. They are willing to invest in you and your future. There is an interesting variety of work.

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of! Great atmosphere and place to work as a young associate. Good work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected to the associates. It sometimes felt as though the concerns of the associates were being ignored, for no apparent reason.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Lathrop & Gage Los Angeles Office is a Joke"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Associate in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of resources to call such as tech support and word processing at any given moment.

    Cons

    The management in the Los Angeles office was comical. The larger than life managing partner works as hard as a court clerk, and the office manager is nothing less than a glorified lackey whose disappearing acts were the extent of her job description for her 6 digit salary!

    Advice to Management

    The useless robotic office manager that everyone has complained about at some point, sucks the living life, motivation, ethics, enjoyment, dedication, and personality out of all human employees. If you are a robot, you will love her.



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