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Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

About Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

For more than a century, the world’s leading companies have turned to Shook, Hardy & Bacon to obtain favorable results under the most contentious circumstances.

Our clients expect more than wins. They engage Shook both inside and outside the courtroom to protect their business investments and maximize opportunities for growth. At Shook, we believe that legal excellence begins and ends with relationships founded on creative and practical solutions. Our attorneys approach every challenge with integrity, tenacity and collegiality to achieve the best results for those we represent.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1889 Number of Partners 197
Number of offices 9 Partner:associate ratio 1.20
Biggest office Kansas City Percentage of women attorneys 29.90
Number of attorneys 472 Percentage of minority attorneys 10.40
Number of associates 171 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.70
Area of practice

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Pharmaceutical And Medical Device
  • Food Beverage And Agribusiness
  • Energy
  • Insurance And Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences And Biotechnology
  • Banking And Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Cosmetics And Personal Care Products
  • Design And Construction
  • Fire Protection And Alarms
  • Software And Telecommunications
  • Sports
Awards and recognitions

Shook Wins MCCA Award for Diversity Efforts
Missouri Bar Foundation Honors Jon R. Gray with Spurgeon Smithson Award
Brief Authored by Shook Appellate Team Nominated for Green Bag Exemplary Legal Writing Award
Victor Schwartz Honored at Award Ceremony for "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America"


Diversity is an essential component of Shook, Hardy & Bacon's vision statement, which provides, in part that SHB is deeply passionate about sustaining "a diverse environment where everyone is respected, feels appreciated and experiences fulfillment and enjoyment through meaningful contributions." The firm's equal opportunity policy explicitly bars discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, and domestic partner benefits apply to same-sex relationships.

Summer associate program

Fueled by exciting practice areas and advanced legal issues, SHB's summer program provides practical training with an insider's view of an intense and challenging legal culture.

Summer associates receive a mix of assignments, work with a cross-section of attorneys and are included in the life of the firm. Cultural and sporting events, weekend outings and intimate dinner parties at partners' homes help familiarize summer associates with the larger SHB community.

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. LOCATIONS


Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Headquarters

2555 Grand Boulevard ,

Kansas City, MO


Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Office

Jamboree Center ,
5 Park Plaza , Suite 1600
Irvine, CA

949-475-1500 phone
949-475-0016 fax


Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Office

10801 Mastin Boulevard ,
Suite 1000
Overland Park, KS

913-451-6060 phone
913-451-8879 fax


Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Office

One Montgomery Tower ,
Suite 2700
San Francisco, CA

415-544-1900 phone
415-391-0281 fax


Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Office

JP Morgan/Chase Tower ,
600 Travis St., Suite 3400
Houston, TX

713-227-8008 phone
713-227-9508 fax

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