Global Opportunity

GO by the Numbers

  • 1,400: Attorneys worldwide
  • 38: Languages spoken by
          Ropes & Gray attorneys
  • 17: Time zones
  • 12: Ropes & Gray offices
  • 5: Offices outside the U.S.
  • 3: Law360 “Practice Groups of the Year” rankings, 2021
  • 68: Legal 500 practice rankings across U.S., U.K., and Asia 2021-2022
  • 43: Chambers practice rankings, global 2021


David Chapin


“A lawyer with a global mindset is somebody who understands the cultural and other differences that inform client decisions and client decision-making. It’s somebody who is sensitive to the fact that not everybody thinks exactly the same way about business or cultural issues.”

David Chapin, managing partner emeritus

David Chapin

Joining Ropes & Gray means becoming part of a global network of 1,400 professionals working across three continents and 17 time zones. And that translates into exciting career opportunities for entry-level candidates and experienced lawyers alike.

Read more about our career opportunities. 

At Ropes & Gray, we’re committed to helping our attorneys enrich their legal skills with a truly global mindset. All lawyers who join the firm are encouraged to take advantage of our GO (Global Opportunity) programs. Attorneys can immerse themselves in a new culture or city in one of our 11 offices worldwide—or on occasion, with one of the firm’s clients—and gain invaluable career experience along the way. 

We offer a range of global mobility options designed to enhance our attorneys’ professional development while ensuring that we have the right skills and experience in place at all times for our clients. 

GO Strategic | GO Fellows | GO Client

GO Strategic

GO Strategic focuses on matching associates with developmental opportunities to fill particular strategic needs of the firm across our 11-office network. GO Strategic assignments can be short-term, long-term, or permanent. 

  • For more information, please contact Alison Slater, Senior Manager of Legal Personnel and Global Mobility.

GO Fellows

This selective fellowship program will offer a small number of associates each year the opportunity to enrich their lives and careers by visiting and working in another office or offices for a period of time that may vary from a few weeks to two years. The application and selection process will kick off in the fall, and all associates who are rising third-years and above and in good standing are eligible to apply. Final decisions will be made by the policy committee after consultation with the relevant practice group leaders and office managing partners.

  • GO Fellows will serve as the firm’s ambassadors for global mobility to their colleagues by sharing their experiences and serving as resources for their peers.
  • GO Fellows will gain invaluable work and life experience, develop knowledge of other legal markets and global legal issues, and strengthen their relationships firmwide.

For more information, please contact Alison Slater, Senior Manager of Legal Personnel and Global Mobility. 

GO Client

GO Client provides our associates with in-house experience at one of the firm’s clients. While on secondment, attorneys learn firsthand about the client’s business needs and perspectives, and develop long-lasting relationships that benefit the attorneys, the clients, and the firm.

For more information, please contact Alison Slater, Senior Manager of Legal Personnel and Global Mobility.

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