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Jackson Walker

Our Survey Says

VAULT'S VERDICT:

If you want to be in Texas, Jackson Walker is a good place to be. The culture gets excellent reviews, and it is described as a firm where everyone is friends with each other and socialization is frequent. Partners’ treatment of associates is described glowingly, and the firm also receives high marks on its transparency, with associates describing decisions as clearly communicated before and as they are happening. Base compensation is below the national market but high for Texas, and also includes origination bonuses for associates. Associates are very satisfied with the work they are assigned, and describe the firm’s technological support as adequate and supportive of remote work. The firm offers many formal wellness programs, and associates rate the firm’s support for attorney wellness highly. Formal training is described as good, and informal training and mentoring are described as even better. Partnership is realistic, with JW being a firm that hires with the intention of promoting all associates one day; exit opportunities are good, but the viability of long-term non-partner roles is less clear. Jackson Walker receives high scores on all diversity metrics, and the affinity groups are reviewed very well despite a current lack of billable credit for diversity-related activities. The firm is committed to pro bono, and allows associates to credit up to 50 pro bono hours toward their billable hour requirement.

Jackson Walker

2323 Ross Avenue
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 953-6000

Firm Stats

Chairman and Managing Partner: Wade Cooper
Recruiting Chairs: Jonathan Neerman
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
500 - 750
No. of Partners Named 2023:
16
Billable-Hour Requirement:
1,950

Base Salary

Base Salary (2024)
1st year: $225,000
Summer Associate: $4,134/week

Employment Contact

Meghan Pier
Director of Associate Recruiting
(512) 236-2097
mpier@jw.com

No. of U.S. Offices: 6

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Austin, TX
Dallas, TX (HQ)
Fort Worth, TX
Houston, TX
San Angelo, TX
San Antonio, TX

Major Departments

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & Recovery
Business Immigration & Compliance
Corporate & Securities
Cybersecurity, Data Protection, & Privacy
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Energy
Environment & Natural Resources
Finance & Banking
Government Relations & Public Policy
Healthcare
Insurance
Intellectual Property
International
Investigations & White Collar Defense
Labor & Employment
Land Use
Public Finance
Real Estate
Tax
Trial & Appellate Litigation
Trusts & Estates
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.