Treating our colleagues
like our best clients
Bryan Cave’s greatest assets are our people. Our ability to provide our clients with the highest level of service is wholly dependent on our ability to attract and develop people who will carry on the firm’s tradition of excellence.
Although we are a global firm with many offices and practice areas, we act as One Firm that maintains an atmosphere of closeness and respect. We not only care deeply about our clients, but we hold relationships within the firm with equal care and respect. The “golden rule” of our core values is that we treat our colleagues as we do our best clients.
People who work at Bryan Cave place a value on collegial, friendly relations, not on difficult or overbearing attitudes. We work hard but we also make time to have fun and recognize accomplishments. Whether we are handling a multi-billion dollar transaction or the highest risk litigation, we seek out opportunities to go above and beyond and, ultimately, let our work speak for itself.
"The culture of respect for our clients and our colleagues sets Bryan Cave apart. We become invested in our clients’ business and the success of their business. Our goal is to be strategic partners and valued advisors for our clients. Our culture of respect 'begins at home.' We treat each other–lawyers and support staff alike–with respect."
Christine Cesare, Partner
Bryan Cave allows me to pursue my interests in developing my litigation and transactional skills. Also, unlike many other firms, our firm encourages associates to develop a book of business and provides helpful training to do so. These and many other differences set our firm apart from the other firms and provide me with professional happiness and personal enrichment.
George Chen, Partner
"The firm continually invests in new practices, and we are aggressive when it comes to expansion of opportunities. This never has been necessary for the financial well-being of the current senior partners, but is done to build for the future."
Frederick W. Bartelsmeyer, Partner
"In my years with the firm, I have witnessed a consistent willingness and desire of the firm's lawyers to support one another and do whatever it takes to provide the highest level of service to all of our clients."
Stephen B. Daiker, Partner
"There is an unparalleled cooperative spirit at Bryan Cave. The firm fully embraces, and actually practices, with a view to producing the highest quality work while at all times maintaining a collegial environment. The firm is supportive of many good causes that are of concern to our clients and other members of the community generally."
Matthew P. D'Amico, Partner
"At Bryan Cave we are able to practice law on a high level in an environment that values relationships among and between partners, all lawyers and support staff. I don't think our one firm approach necessarily makes us unique, but I do feel that we live our values better than most firms and genuinely encourage personal and professional growth with our colleagues."
Dennis C. Fleischmann, Partner
"An entrepreneurial focus on client winning and retention is strongly encouraged in partners, and the firm provides the supportive base from which partners can maintain that focus. I have always, without exception, received promptly all the expert assistance that I required, both individually and centrally, in meeting my clients' expectations."
Anthony N. Fiducia, Partner
"As one of the women who has benefited from the firm's exemplary and visionary flex- and part-time policies, I am thrilled that the firm has gotten the recognition it so deserves in this area. I continue to be grateful for the firm's willingness to assist me in striking a balance between work and family."
Judith M. Gallent, Partner
"Bryan Cave's pro bono policy allows me to take an active role in the community by participating in pro bono activities without feeling as though I am risking my standing within the firm from a "billable hours" perspective."
Kyle S. Hirsch, Partner
"As an attorney in a relatively small Bryan Cave office, I often need the assistance of subject-matter experts who practice in other offices. Our attorneys enthusiastically and quickly respond to my requests exemplifying the firm's core value that 'We are one firm.'"
Megan E. Meyers, Counsel
"The fact that we are not afraid to explore new methodologies in order to benefit the firm, our clients and the communities we serve, coupled with our continued commitment to excellence, innovation and boldness keep me here."
Cheryl D. S. Walker, Of Counsel