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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Santa Monica, California

As of April 2018, Bryan Cave combined with Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) to become Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (BCLP). The combination brings together two organizations widely recognized for their innovative approach to client service into one global, fully integrated law firm. BCLP will have 32 offices, across 11 countries and a platform of lawyers approximately 1,600. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner will continue to provide clients with excellent combined legal expertise. We look forward to continuing our traditions of building strong relationships with our clients and within our firm.

BCLP lawyers collaborate to bring the top skills and talent in the Firm to provide the best possible legal representation to further our clients’ interests. We maintain our ability to provide our clients with the highest level of service by carrying out our traditions of excellence, commitment to our clients and service to our communities. We not only care deeply about our clients, but we hold relationships within the Firm with equal care and respect.

The Firm represents publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, emerging companies, nonprofit and community organizations, government entities, and individuals. With a foundation based on enduring client relationships, deep and diverse legal experience, industry-shaping innovation and a collaborative culture, our transaction, litigation and regulatory practices serve clients in key business and financial markets. Whether we are working on a multibillion dollar deal, a multimillion dollar dispute or a pro bono matter, at the heart of everything we do is a set of core values that defines who we are and pushes us to become better versions of ourselves.

We are committed to supporting professional development, community involvement, mentoring and relationship-building across the Firm. Associates are encouraged to seek out opportunities and initiatives that support their career development. The Firm provides Associates with the guidance to further their substantive knowledge and skill development that fosters their professional growth while providing opportunities to explore work for high-profile clients and senior partners located around the world.

Throughout the course of the year, associates can expect to participate in a number of practice group programs geared towards developing skills required for their specific legal areas, as well as in-house CLE programs. To further advance our associates’ business savvy and to immerse associates in our relationship culture, the Firm hosts the Business Academy, which includes interactive business simulations, team-building exercises, and programs aimed to incorporate associates in the business of law. Additionally, the Firm hosts a New Associate Orientation Retreat for entry-level lawyers, a Trial Advocacy program for litigation associates, and a Corporate & Transactional boot camp. These training series are complimented by our mentor programs, through which associates have opportunities to nurture ongoing relationships with partners and counsel.

We seek bright, well-rounded leaders, whose top-tier grades from premier law schools as well as professional experience and community activities demonstrate an ability to thrive in an innovative, diverse, ever-changing, and sophisticated practice. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the highest caliber associates. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner will be increasing associate salaries in all of our U.S. offices effective January 1, 2019. The annual salary for entry-level lawyers in the Los Angeles office will increase to $170,000 and the weekly salary for summer associates in the Los Angeles office will increase to $3,269.

The Los Angeles office, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, offers the world-class resources of a large international firm in a collegial and collaborative setting. The Firm boasts approximately 100 lawyers in its Southern California offices, who work closely with Bryan Cave lawyers around the globe, which allows Los Angeles lawyers to service a diverse base of local, national and international clients in such areas as litigation, corporate transactions, securities, business, media and technology, international trade, labor and employment, bankruptcy, real estate and banking, and estates and trusts. Attorneys from our office routinely participate in high-profile litigation matters involving class actions, claims against financial institutions, product liability, intellectual property and other complex commercial disputes. In addition, we regularly assist clients with respect to a variety of mergers and acquisitions, financings, stock offerings, joint ventures and other transactions, the combined annual value of which typically runs into the billions of dollars. Our team-oriented approach to practicing law allows new associates and established lawyers to engage in an ever-increasing variety of responsibilities and opportunities for case ownership, professional growth and business development.

To learn more about Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP please visit our website at

Contact Information

120 Broadway
Suite 300
Santa Monica, California 90401
United States

Hiring Attorney:
Ms. Jennifer A. Jackson

Hiring Attorney:
Mr. Rosario L. Vizzie

Recruiting Contact:
Ms. Sheryl Jones
Legal Recruiting and Development Manager
120 Broadway
Suite 300
Santa Monica, California (CA) 90401
United States

Phone: (310) 576-2303

Other Office Locations

Abu Dhabi - 12
Atlanta, Georgia - 83
Beijing - 3
Berlin - 19
Boulder, CO - 11
Brussels - 2
Charlotte, NC - 8
Chicago, Illinois - 48
Colorado Springs, CO - 9
Dallas, TX - 14
Denver, Colorado - 64
Dubai - 11
Firmwide - 913
Frankfurt - 26
Hamburg - 14
Hong Kong - 42
Irvine, California - 33
Jefferson City, MO - 4
Kansas City, Missouri - 62
London - 441
Manchester - 33
Miami, FL - 7
Moscow - 97
Myanmar - 4
New York, New York - 123
Paris - 16
Phoenix, Arizona - 33
San Francisco, California - 28
Shanghai - 6
Singapore - 17
St. Louis, Missouri - 224
Washington, District Of Columbia - 32