Reed Smith represents many of the world’s leading companies in complex litigation and other high-stakes disputes, cross-border and other strategic transactions, and crucial regulatory matters. With lawyers from coast-to-coast in the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Asia and the Middle East, our firm is known for its experience across a broad array of industry sectors. We counsel 28 of the top 30 U.S. banks and 10 of the world's 12 largest pharmaceutical companies. Our shipping practice has been designated among the most preeminent in the world, and our advertising law practice is regarded as among the legal industry’s finest. Reed Smith has grown in large part because of its uncommon commitment to delivering high-quality service and developing long-term client relationships. Our approach to service begins by understanding our clients’ business goals. We then work to develop the resources necessary to help achieve them. Based on the results of a survey of large and Fortune 1000 in-house counsel, the BTI Consulting Group ranked Reed Smith among the top 5 firms for client service. We have established a state-of-the-industry Client Evaluation Program, and have been identified as one of the few large law firms with a strategic focus on client satisfaction. Our work has been noted by industry observers. The Lawyer named us its runner-up for U.S. Law Firm of the Year, and The American Lawyer named us "Litigation Department of the Year" in the product liability category. The Deal highlighted our commercial restructuring and bankruptcy practice as the fourth most active. Asian-Counsel named our Hong Kong office "Firm of the Year" in two categories, Commercial Transactions and M&A
Quality is at the heart of everything we do at Reed Smith. From our client service, to the type of work we handle, to the talent we look for – our commitment to quality has made us one of the world’s largest firms with nearly 1,600 lawyers throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Reed Smith is counsel to 63 of the 100 largest companies in the world. The firm's clients include 23 of the top 25 commercial and savings banks and 9 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies. Our commitment to quality is carried through to our lawyers’ and staff’s professional development. Case in point: nearly a decade ago, we launched Reed Smith University, a first-of-its-kind educational partnership, in cooperation with the renowned Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, to provide professional training on business, quality service and other key initiatives to all Reed Smith personnel. And in 2009, that commitment was extended further still with the launch of the firm’s innovative CareeRS program. These are dynamic times – for the world, for business and for our profession. We welcome you to take a close look at our international platform and our industry-focused, client-team oriented approach to relationships. Examine our track record of strategic growth and our recognized dedication to achieving diversity and inclusion at all levels of the firm. And see the level of pro bono and community service work we do that will reward you in ways you never thought possible.
Strong academic qualifications including a 2.1 degree or the equivalent (any discipline). We take a flexible approach and are willing to progress candidates whose application otherwise demonstrates first-rate personal qualities and experience.