BigLaw is an industry nickname for the nation’s largest law firms. BigLaw firms are full-service law firms that traditionally:
- Employ large numbers of attorneys (100+);
- Rank among the top-grossing law firms in the nation;
- Pay top-market salaries;
- Recruit from tier one law schools;
- Hire from their summer programs;
- Promote in lockstep (although that tradition is changing); and
- Maintain a national or global presence, with multiple offices across the country or the world.