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Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.


"Shook embraces diversity and believes that genuine inclusion creates an environment where everyone feels they belong and can thrive. We believe our focus on diversity and inclusion constructs a more broad, rich, and vital environment for all, as well as fostering an environment that produces more innovative solutions for our clients. Our diversity and inclusion vision is: • To cultivate inclusive behavior where everyone is respected, rewarded, equipped, and invested in because of their differences;..."

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

2555 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 474-6550

Firm Stats

Chairman and Managing Partner: Madeleine McDonough
Recruiting Chair: Chris Kaufman
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
1K - 1.5K
No. of Partners Named 2023:
Billable-Hour Requirement:
1,800 – 2,000

Base Salary

Base Salary (2024)
Chicago; New York
1st Year: $205,000
Summer Associate: $3,940/week Boston; Atlanta; Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; Orange County; San Francisco; Washington DC
1st Year: $180,000
Summer Associate: $3,460/week Kansas City; Denver; Hartford; Philadelphia; Seattle; St. Louis; Tampa
1st Year: $170,000
Summer Associate: $3,265/week

Employment Contact

Colleen M. Liesmann
Director of Legal Recruiting
(816) 474-6550

No. of U.S. Offices: 18

No. of International Offices: 1

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO
Hartford, CT
Houston, TX
Kansas City, MO (HQ)
Jersey City, NJ
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
St. Louis, MO
Tampa, FL
Washington, DC