Lateral Look: Proskauer Rose

In and out of the courtroom, Proskauer’s commercial and litigation prowess scores big in the employment, investments and sports sectors.

Proskauer Rose Lateral Profile 2023

“People come to Proskauer to do something meaningful, and we’re in the business to make sure our people can do just that.” For managing partner Steve Ellis, this is the firm’s “special sauce.” So, what are the ingredients to said sauce? According to Ellis, it’s a combination of “a vibrant culture and challenging work.” And challenging work you will find: “Clients come to us for reputational and industry-defining matters.”

Proskauer is recognized as top tier in the Chambers USA guide for areas such as labor & employmenthealthcarecommercial litigation, and sports law.

View the firm’s Chambers USA rankings

Read the firm’s Inside View feature on junior associate life

Why did you join your firm? Associates say…

“The quality and character of the clients, the opportunity to work with excellent attorneys, and a more thoughtful approach to work, staffing management, and work life balance.”

“Great hands-on training opportunities for associates, including trial experience and exposure for associates. The litigators here are true trial lawyers. The firm places immense value on mentorship.  My colleagues are kind and there is a family atmosphere.”

“Reputation for strong people culture. Robust practices in areas of interest to me.”


 Career Development & the Path to Partnership



1.6 : 1


partners made in 2022

associate : partner gearing

of associates intend to make partner




felt partnership was achievable for attorneys with children felt partnership was achievable at the firm agreed partners
are nurturing
future leaders



Hours & Compensation


no requirement



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

said the benefits package makes the workload worthwhile

found the bonus allocation fair and transparent



1st year: $215,000

2nd year: $225,000

3rd year: $250,000

4th year: $295,000

5th year: $345,000

6th year: $370,000

7th year: $400,000

8th year: $415,000


 Is Proskauer the right firm for you?




were happy in their current role

     agreed the work is interesting

We asked survey respondents what stands out about the firm’s culture?

“Management's acknowledgement that associates have lives outside of work.”

“Small, tight-knit office with the resources (and prestige and pay) of a big law firm; friendly, normal coworkers who value each other as people, not just as lawyers. My coworkers are interesting people who have lives of their own-- they work hard, but they are not afraid to pursue outside interests and be themselves at work.”

“Casual clothing; promoting client interaction.”


 Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing





reported strong performance in inclusivity training

of partners are women

of associates identify as ethnically diverse

Pro Bono




average pro bono
per US attorney    

    agreed the firm is committed to pro bono


Pro bono highlights: Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS); American Council of the Blind; National Center for Law and Economic Justice; Natural Resources Defense Council; Public Law Center; Chief Judge's Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York's Courts



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