With offices around the world, Reed Smith is a global-relationship law firm acknowledged as a leading advisor to many of the world’s foremost companies in a broad array of industry sectors. The firm counsels 28 of the top 30 U.S. banks and 10 of the world's 12 largest pharmaceutical companies. Reed Smith’s shipping and advertising law practices are regarded as among the legal industry’s finest.
Reed Smith has earned a number of awards and distinctions. The Lawyer named the firm as its runner-up for U.S. Law Firm of the Year. The American Lawyer named Reed Smith as a finalist for its Litigation Department of the Year in the product liability category. The Deal highlighted the firm’s commercial restructuring and bankruptcy practice as the fourth most active.
Reed Smith describes its firm culture as a collegial and forward-looking environment that is "defined by a firm-wide commitment to professional development, teamwork, diversity, and pro bono and community support.” Reed Smith is also committed to women’s initiatives, diversity, and community service.
With 23 offices across the United States and around the world, Reed Smith actively recruits talented legal professionals in a variety of positions including attorneys, paralegals and legal support staff. Reed Smith also recruits judicial clerks, offering competitive bonuses to lawyers who join the firm after a clerkship. The firm recruits law students and lateral attorneys as well. Reed Smith offers a job database that allows job-seekers to search for open positions by key word, job type and location.
Reed Smith’s compensation programs emphasize merit-based criteria. Its associate compensation package includes market competitive, merit-based salaries, associate 401(k) plans, profit sharing, individual discretionary bonuses, individual production bonuses, origination bonuses as well as employee and other benefits.