Why Ropes & Gray?
Ropes & Gray is an exceptional place to begin and build your career. We are one of the world’s premier law firms, and our offices around the world are positioned in key centres of business, finance, academia and government. Client by client, we have built a reputation for high-quality work, a pragmatic approach, and impeccable standards of service and ethics. We count many of the world’s most respected companies and institutions as long-time clients. We're trusted with our clients’ most important matters because they know we understand their businesses and deliver the results they need.
Our London office - an integral part of Ropes & Gray’s global offering - has been developed to meet the needs of the firm’s sophisticated fund and investor client base, alongside corporate clients across a range of industries including life sciences, healthcare, financial services, asset management and TMT. Our office features an international team of lawyers – from 27 countries and speaking more than 40 languages – that provides our clients with a full service of transatlantic law capabilities coupled with an in-depth understanding of the market in the UK, Europe and Asia. Our team additionally has strong and long-standing relationships with leading local firms across the EMEA region.
We attract exceptional graduates and create the right environment for them to reach their full potential; it's an essential part of our continued growth and success.
A culture focused on development
We are renowned for our supportive and collaborative culture and we are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining diverse teams filled with talented professionals who are motivated about the practice of law. Helping you reach your full potential is a key part of our culture of excellence. We have a strong commitment to continued professional development and we run a full programme of technical and soft skills training. At every stage of your career you will receive regular and ongoing feedback to ensure that you receive a steady mix of work and real-time performance feedback along with quarterly development conversations.
A culture where teamwork is valued
We operate within a relaxed and friendly environment, where everyone is included. We have an ‘open door’ policy; this means it is normal for you to interact with partners on a daily basis. We enjoy working together with other talented individuals in teams, across offices, practices, and geographies on interesting and cutting-edge work to solve our clients' most pressing needs. We are driven and results oriented and are dedicated to providing our clients globally with exceptional client service.
Throughout the office, individuals meet socially to build their relationships across teams. Office events include monthly Friday night drinks, summer and Christmas parties, team charity volunteering days, charity and fundraising events and sports clubs such as football, cricket and netball. These societies are employee-led, and are a great opportunity to get to know each other across practice areas. We also hold regular social activities specifically for our trainee and supervisor teams.
A culture of respect and inclusivity
The culture of the London office is one of respect, inclusivity and the promotion of individuals; we have fostered an environment where employees from all backgrounds bring their individual strengths to work collectively to serve the firm’s clients.