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Benesch Law

With more than 400 attorneys and offices in Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, New York City, San Francisco, Shanghai and Wilmington DE, Benesch is one of the fastest-growing AmLaw 200 law firms in the country. The full-service firm offers highly sophisticated legal services across a wide variety of industries to national and international clients in practice areas including litigation, corporate & securities, labor & employment, intellectual property, commercial finance & banking, energy, transportation & logistics, construction, healthcare and more. Repeatedly recognized as a top place to work, Benesch is ranked as one of Newsweek’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces in America®. The firm is proud to have celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2023 and to continue to remain true to the values established during its humble origins.

Award-Winning Representation

36 Benesch attorneys and 15 practice areas were ranked in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA. Additionally, Benesch was named Transportation Law Firm of the Year in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2022 and 2023 by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers®, and the firm received national first-tier rankings in Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Transportation Law and Litigation-Construction in the 2024 edition of U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”


Diversified Client Opportunities

With 15 practice areas, almost as many industry-focused service areas and dozens of sub-practices, Benesch serves national and international clients that include public and private, middle market and emerging companies, as well as private equity funds, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profit organizations. Our ability to serve clients of all sizes and industries means that starting from year one, associates have opportunities to work on large client teams serving national, name brand clients. At the same time, they may be staffed on smaller matters that provide an opportunity to take the lead and grow your skill set under the direct mentorship of a partner.

Close-knit, supportive culture

Benesch is a close, caring, and collaborative firm where we treat each other like family. We work together and play together. We know each other and help each other to be the very best we can be, which optimizes our skills and efficiencies to best serve our clients. We invest in our lawyers and staff members, giving them a roadmap to success, with customized, one-on-one guidance and the tools they need to grow, thrive, and succeed. Our transparent leadership team hosts regular town hall meetings to foster open communication.

Seven offices, one firm

True to our culture, we operate our seven offices together as one firm. Clients and matter management often happens with teams of our lawyers across multiple office locations. Associates have the benefit of access to clients and matters across all Benesch offices, meaning they can gain experience working with a variety of clients and industries. In addition, they benefit from on-the-job learning, mentoring and relationship building with many attorneys across the firm.

Cultivating a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Obtaining Mansfield Certification was an obvious goal for the firm, as diversity, equity and inclusion is woven into the fabric of our culture. We strive to make Benesch a place where individuals can bring their authentic self to work each day. We provide ongoing education to ensure our team members understand and appreciate different backgrounds and cultures and the positive impact diversity brings to the workplace. Our six Employer Resource Groups provide a platform for members of underrepresented groups to share ideas, collaborate, celebrate, and affect change. We have sustained consistent growth in diversity across all levels of the firm and were recently recognized by Law360 as the leading firm in the industry for ethnic diversity, doubling our footprint in this space from 2022 to 2023.


Associate Development Committee: By Associates, For Associates

Our Associate Development committee is made up of associates across various offices, practice groups, and experience levels. The committee has a direct line of communication to the firm’s Executive Committee to share associates’ thoughts and perspectives, helping to create and drive initiatives to enhance the Benesch associate experience. From professional development to programming to pro bono and beyond, the members of the ADC have a platform to help shape the associate experience and the culture of the firm. With four working subcommittees, all associates are welcome to take an active role in the ADC, starting on day one.

Community Involvement and Volunteerism

Benesch is committed to pro bono and dozens of charitable causes. Every team member is afforded a paid volunteer day annually, and our Associate Development Committee’s Civic Engagement subcommittee plans local volunteer days and charitable drives. We are proud of our ongoing medical-legal partnership with University Hospitals and Legal Aid, which provides a Benesch-sponsored lawyer on-site at the hospital, giving access to legal services to an under-resourced community. 

Unwavering Support

To support our associates on their career path, we provide the resources and guidance they need. We offer:

  • A stepped mentoring program designed to evolve based on your level of experience and career goals
  • Immediate client interaction: Hands-on experience enables new associates to develop client relationship skills early in their careers, creating stability and more fulfilling work
  • Access to firm leaders and a clear, published path to advancement and partnership
  • Pro bono opportunities with partner supervision to develop skills
  • Committee participation and leadership opportunities
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs and training
  • Business development training and resources from our marketing team
  • Coaching programs: career, writing and performance – all with tangible feedback
  • Robust tech resources, such as AI document analysis, online research tools, cloud-based document sharing and review capabilities, and virtual career progression plans to name a few. 
  • Targeted training programs, such as technical skill-building programs related to specific practice areas and universal professional development skill-building opportunities. 
  • Performance review process tied to career progression and advancement with the functionality to set goals and track progress.