Sedgwick LLP - The Inside View

Sedgwick closed in January 2018.

Sedgwick LLP

  • Largest Office: San Francisco, CA
  • Number of domestic offices: 13
  • Number of international offices: 2
  • Partners (US): 110
  • Associates (US):158
  • Summer Salary 2017  
  • 1Ls: N/A
  • 2Ls: Varies per office
  • Post 3Ls: N/A
  • 1Ls hired? No

Main areas of work
Sedgwick attorneys have skillfully managed complex litigation spanning multiple jurisdictions, from local to international. The firm has been retained in mass tort, class action, multi-district and market share litigation to defend and manage matters as national or regional trial counsel. We have served as national, regional and lead liaison counsel for a broad range of domestic and international companies in industries that include insurance, financial services, retail, pharmaceutical, automotive, media, food and beverage, and medical device manufacturing. Practice areas include antitrust and unfair competition, product liability, directors and officers liability, Bermuda Form, business litigation, intellectual property, healthcare, life sciences, real estate, property and casualty coverage, reinsurance, employment, insurance policy drafting/advice, international arbitration, and maritime.

Firm profile
Sedgwick LLP is a resolution-oriented firm. Founded in 1933, Sedgwick has grown into a broad-based international firm of 300 attorneys with 16 offices in the US, London and Bermuda. We have earned a reputation as a top litigation and trial law firm by winning cases and providing clients with sophisticated strategies. A significant number of our attorneys possess successful first-chair jury trial and arbitration experience. Sedgwick attorneys take pride in our longstanding client relationships and in our well-earned reputation for effective and economical representation of some of the world’s largest companies. Sedgwick works with clients to assess and manage risks, providing effective solutions through all aspects of government enforcement and compliance initiatives.
Sedgwick also has a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity in the profession based on our belief that attorneys from diverse backgrounds and experiences, working toward a common goal, offer the best opportunity to deliver the superior legal services that our clients expect. We are honored to have been recognized for these efforts, including being named ‘100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys’ and ‘100 Best Law Firm for Minority Attorneys’ by Law360 and achieving a perfect score on the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index..

Recruitment details
• Number of 1st year associates: 4
• Number of 2nd year associates: 7
• Clerking policy: No

Summer details
Summer program components:
Sedgwick LLP does not have a formal summer program at the moment; however, the firm considers extraordinary candidates on an individual basis for summer associate positions at several of our offices. Participants receive excellent mentoring and training designed to expose them to the key practice areas of the firm. They receive firsthand courtoom experience, challenging ‘first year’ assignments, continuous evaluation and feedback and the opportunity to get to know the firm’s attorneys professionally and socially.