Lateral Look: Hunton Andrews Kurth

Hunton Andrews Kurth combines an expansive national presence with wide-ranging expertise.

Hunton Andrews Kurth was created by the 2018 merger of Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon. Legacy Hunton & Williams (headquartered in Richmond) brought expertise in litigation, real estate, capital markets, cybersecurity and insurance to the union, while legacy Andrews Kurth brought corporate and oil and gas know-how, plus a big Houston presence.

The firm’s largest office today is actually DC, and Hunton has solid national coverage with a total of 15 offices across the US, as well as six overseas bases. The firm’s industry focuses are reflected in many of its nationwide accolades in Chambers USA, whichinclude environment, capital markets: securitization, energy, projects, privacy & data security, retail, and climate change. The firm also garners regional rankings in nine jurisdictions, including Texas, Virginia, and Florida.

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Why did you join Hunton Andrews Kurth?

The firm handles high profile deals and the people are friendly and down-to-earth.”

For the people and opportunities to work on complex matters."

"Great resources, flexible work arrangements, and engaging people.”   
"Lean deal teams, professional development opportunities, prestige of practice group."


Strategic recruitment focuses 2022

 Career opportunities 

The view from the firm: We recruit for lawyer positions within our numerous teams and practice groups, including those listed below:

• Antitrust and Consumer Protection
• Banking and Finance
• Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights
• Capital Markets and Securities
• Corporate
• Corporate Governance and Board Advisory
• Energy
• Environmental
• Global Economic Development, Commerce and Government Relations
• Government Relations
• Health Care and Life Sciences
• Immigration
• Insurance Coverage
• Intellectual Property
• Labor and Employment
• Litigation
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Outsourcing, Technology, and Commercial Contracting
• Privacy and Cybersecurity
• Private Equity
• Public Finance
• Public-Private Partnerships and Infrastructure
• Real Estate, Development and Finance
• Regulatory
• Renewable Energy and Clean Power
• Structured Finance and Securitization
• Tax
• White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations

For a current list of our openings, visit our careers page. 

Corporate clients: Sunlight financial, Crestwood Equity Partners, Stakeholder Midstream.

Recent highlight: Represented GAINSCO, in its $400 million acquisition by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.


Career development & the path to partnership





partners made in 2021

of junior associates intend to make partner

agreed the firm promotes teamwork and peer support




felt partnership was achievable for attorneys with children agreed that joining the firm was good for their personal development agreed partners
are nurturing
future leaders


The view from the firm:

• Office of Lawyer Recruiting and Development, practice teams and supervising lawyers ensure associates receive feedback, training and professional development necessary to succeed.
• All associates receive mentoring and on-the-job training, with significant opportunities to work closely with partners/clients.
• We offer numerous internal training, coaching/mentoring and networking programs, business development and leadership workshops.
• Annual formal evaluations. Associates encouraged to prepare annual professional development plans with assistance from supervising lawyers.
• Marketing/Client Development professional staff offer business development skills training, marketing/pitch development assistance.
• Sponsorship initiative includes intentional programming, development opportunities and career-enhancing pathways designed to promote our women and diverse lawyers.


Hours & compensation





billable hours

average number of vacation days associates took in one year

average number of hours associates worked in one week




agreed they had a good work-life balance

agreed they could take vacation on their own terms




  • 1st year: $202,500

The view from the firm: 

• Annual billable hour credit for Pro Bono (100), Diversity & Inclusion (25), and Community/Disaster-Relief Service (25)
• Flexible working arrangements including reduced-hour, flexible schedule, telecommuting and alternative track options
• Combination lockstep/merit. Criteria for determining associate base salary and bonus eligibility include: hours billed; quality of work; business development; overall contribution; pro bono, community service and diversity-related leadership/activities.
• Wellness initiative offers regular internal programming, access to resources to support mental health/well-being, including licensed clinical social worker available once/month for consultation and programming.
• Excellent parental leave benefits, new parent supports. Backup child/adult care. Subsidized concierge program to help with errands/personal commitments.


Is Hunton Andrews Kurth the right firm for you?





said they’d chosen the right firm

were happy in their current role

felt comfortable being themselves

The view from the firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth seeks high performing and entrepreneurial law students and lawyers to join its ranks. In addition to strong academic credentials and excellent written and verbal communication skills, applicants should have a solid record of success and leadership. Prior work experience, professional experience or advanced degrees are valued.

What stands out about the firm's culture?

“The collegiality and camaraderie among team members. Partners see associates as colleagues, not subordinates.”

“The firm gives associates many opportunities to develop their practice and there is good work life balance.”

"It's a very uplifting and supportive culture."
"People respect the fact that you can work hard and have a personal life. While everyone does a lot of work, there is a sense of support and encouragement that lacks at a lot of other big firms.."


Diversity, inclusion and wellbeing






 agreed that the firm strives to retain and promote diverse lawyers

rated the firm for its efforts to recruit diverse associates

of partners are women

identify as ethnically diverse


The view from the firm: Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Committee, through work of six subcommittees and office D&I leaders, aims to ensure D&I is top of mind in everything we do.
• 100% of our full-time US lawyers participated in D&I projects during our last fiscal year.
• Affinity groups (including women, LGBTQ, Asian-Pacific American, and racial/ethnic minority lawyers groups) meet regularly, providing mentoring, networking and professional development opportunities.
• Innovative “1L Diversity Clerkship” program, operated in partnership with firm clients.
• Mansfield Rule™ 4.0 Certified Plus Status, 2021.
• Perfect score on 2021 Corporate Equality Index and benchmark “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.”


Pro bono




average pro bono
per US attorney    

    found the pro bono
work interesting


The view from the firm: 

• Our lawyers and professional staff donate more than 50,000 hours of pro bono representation each year to individuals and non-profit organizations that cannot afford legal services.
• Every year since 1995, met or exceeded Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge to devote 3% or more of firm’s gross billable hours to pro bono.
• Each year since 2009, 100% of our full-time US lawyers participated in pro bono projects by providing legal services to low-income and charitable clients.
• Billable hour credit for pro bono (up to 100 hours/year).
• Leadership committee, office chairs, full-time administrator and fellows.

Sustainability and CSR

The view from the firm: 

• Environmental Sustainability Policy
• “Firm Green” Committee and office-based Firm Green Ambassadors.
• Member of the Law Firm Sustainability Network (LFSN), a nonprofit organization of law firms and corporate legal departments committed to promoting the benefits of environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility throughout the legal industry.
• Awareness initiatives and volunteer events, including Earth Day Celebrations, Hunton Shred Week (when employees may bring in personal documents for shredding and recycling).
• Paper Use Reduction Initiative.
• Green Leader Awards program honors those who suggest “green” ideas to lower the firm’s footprint that are subsequently incorporated by the firm.




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Recruitment contact: Jennifer Kerrigan, Sr. Manager of Lawyer Recruiting & Development

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