Experienced Attorneys

Thank you for your interest in Ropes & Gray. All lateral partnership track associate candidates should have strong prior experience with a major law firm, and possess superior academic credentials and excellent verbal, interpersonal, and communication skills. Our practice areas are described elsewhere on our website and can be consulted to develop a better understanding of the scope of our services.

Whether or not we have posted/announced a particular need, we invite you to contact us if you believe you would thrive at our firm. Our needs change over time and sometimes quite rapidly. All submissions for lateral associate positions should be directed to AssociateRecruiting@ropesgray.com and include a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.  If you are applying in response to a posted position, please indicate the specific position and city in the subject line. Given the high volume of submissions we receive, we will not be able to process submissions that do not include the required materials and we will be able to respond only to candidates whose experience and qualifications align with our current hiring needs.

Inquiries about all other experienced lateral attorney opportunities should be directed to AssociateRecruiting@ropesgray.com.

NOTICE TO LEGAL SEARCH FIRMS (PLACEMENT AGENCIES): Unless otherwise specified in a particular posting, the firm does not accept submissions from legal search firms for non-partnership track attorney positions, including those designated as “Career Associate” or “Career Attorney”. Search firms should feel free to inquire regarding a proposed submission, as the firm would always be willing to evaluate whether special circumstances exist. The firm will not accept candidate submissions from any legal search firm unless a fee agreement between the firm and the legal search firm is in effect at the time of submission. Please contact us at lateralhiring@ropesgray.com if you wish to enter into a fee agreement with us.