Lawyers like to work at Bryan Cave for the same reasons clients like to work with Bryan Cave. We bring together the most talented attorneys in an atmosphere in which we push each other to be even better. We strive to build long term relationships with clients who value our expertise and for whom we can serve as a trusted advisor. We “go the extra mile” for our clients, learning about their industries and the issues that they grapple with on a daily basis, even if we are not working with them on those issues. We enjoy what we do, are energized by challenging work and are able to provide a higher level of service to our clients as a result.
Internally, we treat each other with the utmost respect. In fact, one of our core values is just that: we treat our colleagues as we do our best clients. This principle defines how we interact with one another and creates a work environment that is both productive and gratifying. Although we are a global firm with many offices and practice areas, we strive to maintain an atmosphere of closeness and collegiality that facilitates communication and provides a supportive network for lawyers joining Bryan Cave. We act as One Firm, another one of our core values. One way in which we put that core value into action is by referring work to the professionals in our organization who are best suited to address a client need, regardless of location. Approximately 30 percent of our work is referred from one Bryan Cave office to another, and our lawyers work in cross border teams that match our talent and resources to our clients’ needs.
Bryan Cave has consistently been recognized as one of the most innovative firms in the world in general counsel surveys and by industry organizations. Recently, we were named the “Innovative Law Firm of the Year” by the International Legal Technology Association. While we are very proud of that, we do not emphasize innovation to garner awards, but rather to address real world problems that our clients face and to streamline the delivery of legal services for our attorneys.
Whether we are handling a multi-billion dollar transaction or the highest risk litigation, we seek out opportunities to go above and beyond the call of duty and, ultimately, let our work speak for itself. If the firm I have described here resonates with you, I encourage you to consider joining Bryan Cave and helping make a great firm even better.
Chair, Bryan Cave LLP