Who We Are

The merger of excellence and grit

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The Firm

Shaping the legal landscape

Driven to deliver exceptional results for our clients, we push boundaries and challenge assumptions. That’s been core to our ethos since our founding in 1866. It fuels how we work and define ourselves, and it informs our growth and evolution as a firm.

We keep impressive company. Our clients are market leaders, global innovators and paradigm-shifting entrepreneurs that advance emerging industries. Surrounding ourselves by the best inspires and challenges us to constantly reimagine what’s possible.

Our clients are why we strive for remarkable results.

Diversity

Value added

We know that unique perspectives and diverse life experiences combine for powerful results. At Milbank we celebrate our individuality and the commitment to excellence that we all share.

Fostering an inclusive environment—one where everyone feels valued—is a priority for our firm. Through our affinity groups, mentoring program, and other initiatives, we help our attorneys develop professionally and build lasting relationships.

“As a global firm, we recognize that a diversity of perspectives strengthens our teams and benefits our clients.” - Jerome McCluskey, Diversity Committee Chair

 

Women’s Initiative

Women leading at Milbank

Our women lawyers are critical to Milbank’s success and to delivering the best results for our clients. And we don’t take that for granted. Through our partner-led Women’s Initiative, we foster a culture of support and opportunity. Our associate-run Women@Milbank affinity group organizes networking events, book club meetings, lunches and other opportunities for our lawyers to develop leadership skills, exchange ideas and strengthen their connections.

The partnership is very keen on hiring and promoting women. The Women’s Initiative is just about the most influential and visible organization throughout the firm.

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Alumni

An unrivaled network

Life at Milbank—complex work, fresh challenges and inspiring colleagues—prepares our attorneys for great things. Many remain at Milbank, growing and evolving their careers, while others leave for equally exciting and demanding opportunities with Fortune 500 companies and leadership in the public sector.

Pro Bono and Public Service

Serving our communities

For over 100 years, Milbank has helped those unable to pay for legal assistance, and we were among the first law firms with a partner dedicated to our pro bono practice. We help individuals and organizations overcome overwhelming challenges and we’re honored to do so as often as we can.

Our Awards

Earned recognition

Around the world, in industry after industry, Milbank’s outstanding record of making great things happen for clients has earned us consistently high rankings and myriad top awards. Accolades from publications like The American Lawyer, Chambers and International Financial Law Review attest to the firm’s well-deserved reputation.

Law Schools

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We’re proud of the diverse backgrounds of the attorneys we hire—and we’re especially proud of their outstanding skills. We recruit the highest performing students from all major law schools. Our partners hail from over 50 schools, from Ivy League to top state institutions. In our most recent summer associate class, more than 25 schools were represented.

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