A World of Reasons to Work at Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown hires experienced lawyers throughout the year to meet the needs of individual offices and practice areas. Once you join us, you can count on receiving the support and the opportunities you need to thrive at Mayer Brown and in the legal profession. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits package, specific to each of our regions.

Our lawyers bring a diversity of personal histories, cultures and experiences, contributing to a dynamic, energizing and inclusive environment in which to practice law. Because we are a large and growing global firm, you'll find expanding local and international opportunities to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes.

You'll also find colleagues who are ambitious, hard-working and focused but who believe in having lives outside work. A robust array of pro bono work and community and environmental initiatives enhances our lawyers’ careers. Often, these initiatives are started by individual lawyers with a passion for a particular cause.

Our lawyers say the people and the culture are the best things about working at Mayer Brown. Take a closer look at what we have to offer.


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At Mayer Brown, outstanding lawyers are our greatest assets. We are committed to bringing lateral hires to our practice and creating an exceptional work environment for lawyers who join us. Given the ongoing growth of our office, we actively hire experienced associates throughout the year into specific practice areas.

To apply, applications must include a resume and transcript - email preferred. Duplicate applications are discouraged (please do not submit a hard copy in addition to an e-mail). You will be contacted by telephone or email if we are able to offer you an interview.

Thank you for your interest in Mayer Brown. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities and disabled veterans. To request a reasonable accommodation related to the application process and/or job interview, contact your recruiter by the email address listed with each job opportunity.

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Mayer Brown’s culture encourages lawyers to chart their own path. To advance, you have to put in the time and effort, and do excellent work. But you also need opportunities to share your opinion, take chances, step outside your comfort zone, make mistakes, ask for help and feel supported in your practice and your life. Throughout my career, Mayer Brown has given me these opportunities – and more.
Britt Miller, Partner, Chicago

Learning & Development

Our learning and development ethos is simple: We aim to continually enhance the quality of the client service we offer by ensuring everyone has the expertise they need to work effectively and efficiently, both now and in the future. Reflecting this strong commitment to ongoing improvement in individual and team performance, our support constantly evolves to reflect changes in the legal profession. To help you navigate your career, expand your skills and deliver the best client service possible, we offer extensive learning and development resources tailored to every experience level and each region, including:


We believe the informal training that results from working on client matters alongside more experienced lawyers is invaluable to every lawyer’s development and growth. We supplement this with formal legal and professional skills training through in-person and on-demand programs, practice group meetings and self-study opportunities.

Our goal is to help you enhance a broad range of skills ranging from legal writing and editing, to oral advocacy and case management, to business development and people management. We also provide training to keep you abreast of current developments and unique issues of interest to your particular area.

We offer ample opportunities to network across offices and practices, and we host global programs designed to streamline the transition of newly promoted partners into their roles and strengthen critical leadership and management skills. International secondment programs also provide a unique opportunity to expand and enhance your skills and deepen your knowledge in a new region.

Diverse, Supportive and Inclusive

At Mayer Brown, we firmly believe that diversity and inclusion at all levels of our organization are critical to, and a natural result of, building a cohesive, successful law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain a diverse, supportive and inclusive work environment in which every member of the Mayer Brown team has an equal opportunity to succeed.
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As an associate in our finance practice, I enjoy working on complex and interesting transactions for sophisticated clients that challenge me to continually grow my knowledge base. The inclusive and collaborative environment that I experience daily makes Mayer Brown the ideal workplace for this kind of growth. I am proud to work among my talented and conscientious peers, who inspire confidence that Mayer Brown’s well-earned reputation will continue to push the firm to the forefront of the global market.
Kim Perez, Associate, Charlotte

Working Together to Make a Difference

Mayer Brown’s strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is part of our culture, our professional lives and the way we do business. We are involved in a wide variety of initiatives ranging from employability programs that increase access to the world of work, to environmental projects, to pro bono activities.
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