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Patterson Belknap


"Patterson Belknap is dedicated to being the best place in New York to practice law. In pursuit of that goal, the firm works hard to maintain an atmosphere of dignity, civility and respect in which all of its attorneys and staff, whatever their backgrounds, are comfortable and can flourish. Promoting diversity has long been an important element of the firm’s growth and evolution. Over the past several years, the firm has focused additional attention on recruiting and retaining lawyers with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Improving..."

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Patterson Belknap

1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 336-2000

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Dahlia B. Doumar
Hiring Partners: Gregory Baker and Jane Melcalf
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
150 - 250
No. of Partners Named 2021:
Billable-Hour Requirement:
1,850 billable hours and 2,100 hours overall

Base Salary

All offices
1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000

Employment Contact

Michelle Cohen
Chief People, Diversity, and Professional Development Officer
(212) 336-2758
General Recruiting Email:

No. of U.S. Offices: 1

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

New York, NY

Major Departments

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
False Advertising
Law Firm Defense
Patent Litigation
Privacy & Data Security
Real Estate
Structured Finance Litigation
Tax Exempt Organizations
Trusts and Estates
White Collar Defense and Investigations
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.