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About Choate

Choate is in some ways similar to most highly successful law firms, but in important other ways we are distinctly different from the vast majority of other major firms. We are proud of these differences and believe they materially benefit our clients and our lawyers.

Choate has been one of the country's premier law firms for over a century. Our mission is to help important clients capitalize on their most promising opportunities, find solutions to their most pressing problems, and provide exceptional judgment, service and value. We also maintain as a core value giving back to the community which has given so much to us.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1899 Number of Partners 59
Number of offices 1 Partner:associate ratio 0.90
Biggest office Boston Percentage of women attorneys 40.30
Number of attorneys 198 Percentage of minority attorneys 9.50
Number of associates 67 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.00
Area of practice

Choate practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Trust
  • Acquisition Finance
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Alternative Energy
  • America Invents Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • ANDA
  • Angel Financing
  • Anti-Kickback
  • Antitrust
  • Appeals
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Asset Purchase
  • Asset-Based Lending
  • Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors/ABCs
  • Auction
  • Bad Faith Claims
  • Bankruptcy
  • Basket
  • Batteries
  • Biofuels
  • Biologics
  • Biosimilars
  • Biotech
  • Business & Technology
  • Business Method Patents
  • Buyout Disputes
  • Buyouts
  • Canada-US Cross-Border
  • Capital Markets
  • Capital Raise/Capital Raising
  • Carve-Out
  • Cash Collateral
  • Cash Flow Lending
  • Change of Control Plans
  • Chapter 11
  • Charitable Foundations
  • Class Actions
  • Clean-Tech & Energy
  • Clinical Trial Agreements
  • COBRA
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Communications
  • Competition
  • Complex Trial & Appellate Litigation
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Consumer Protection
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Compliance Programs
  • Corporate Finance and Securities
  • Corporate Governance
  • Coverage
  • Creditors' Committees
  • Criminal
  • Cross-Border Financing
  • D&O Matters
  • Database
  • Debtor-In-Possession
  • Deceptive/Unfair Trade Practices
  • Declaratory Judgment
  • Deductible
  • Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Design Patent
  • Development
  • Diagnostics
  • Discrimination
  • Distressed Assets
  • Distressed Debt
  • Divestiture
  • Dodd-Frank
  • Drug Delivery/Formulation
  • E&O Matters
  • e-Discovery
  • e-Health
  • Electric Vehicles/EV
  • Electronics
  • Emerging Companies
  • Employee Benefits & Benefit Plans
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans/ESOP
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plans/ESPP
  • Employment
  • Employment Counseling and Compliance
  • Encryption
  • Energy & Clean-Tech
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Entertainment
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Environmental
  • Equity Compensation Plans and Arrangements
  • ERISA
  • Estate Administration
  • Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
  • Executive Compensation Clawbacks
  • False Claims Act
  • Family Businesses
  • Family Limited Partnership
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Fiduciary & Investment Services
  • Finance & Restructuring
  • Financial Fraud
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • FINRA
  • Foreclosure
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices
  • Foundation
  • Fraud
  • Fraudulent Transfers/Conveyances
  • Fuel Cells
  • Fund Formation
  • General Counsel
  • General Partner/GP
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Genomics
  • Golden Parachutes
  • Governance Disputes
  • Government Enforcement/Compliance
  • Grants Management
  • GRAT
  • Green Energy
  • Growth Capital
  • Growth Companies
  • Growth Equity
  • Harassment
  • Hart-Scott-Rodino
  • Hatch Waxman
  • Health Informatics
  • Health IT & Bioinformatics
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • High Tech
  • HIPAA
  • Hospice
  • Hospital/Physician Networks
  • Hospitals
  • Human Subjects Research
  • Hydrokinetic
  • Indemnification
  • Independent Contractor Issues
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Technology
  • Infringement
  • Initial Public Offerings/IPOs
  • Insider Trading
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Internal Investigations
  • International
  • Internet and Digital Media
  • Invention
  • Investigations
  • Investment Management
  • IP Due Diligence
  • Irish Cross-Border Practice
  • Israel-US Cross-Border
  • Junior Capital
  • Labor Matters
  • Labor Employment & Benefits
  • Land Use
  • Lending
  • Letter of Intent/LOI
  • Leveraged Buyout/LBO
  • Licensing
  • Life Sciences
  • Lighting
  • Limited Partner/LP
  • Litigation
  • Loan-to-Own Strategies
  • Management Fee
  • Medical Devices
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mezzanine & Junior Capital
  • Microelectronics
  • Middle Market
  • Minority Investments
  • Misappropriation
  • Monopolies
  • Nanotechnology
  • Network
  • Neuroscience
  • New Media
  • Nominee Realty Trust
  • Non-Competition Agreements & Disputes
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Off-Label Marketing/Promotion
  • Open Source
  • Patent Post Grant Review
  • Patent Reform Act
  • Patents
  • Patient Care
  • Pensions
  • Permitting
  • Personnel Manuals/Policies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Photonics
  • Pollution
  • Power
  • Preference Litigation
  • Preferred Equity
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Private Equity
  • Probate
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts
  • Proteomics
  • Public Companies
  • Public Utilities
  • Qui Tam Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Recapitalizations
  • Receiver/Receivership
  • Reductions in Force/WARN ACT
  • Reexamination
  • Reimbursement
  • Reinsurance
  • Removal
  • Renewable Energy
  • Restructuring
  • Retail Finance
  • Retaliation
  • Retirement Plans
  • Safe Harbor
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Second Lien Financing
  • Section 363 Sales
  • Secured Debt/Secured Financing
  • Securities
  • Securities & Exchange Commission/SEC
  • Securities Fraud
  • Securities Litigation
  • Securities Reporting and Disclosure
  • Securitizations/Structured Finance
  • Semiconductor
  • Severance Plans
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Smart Grid
  • Software
  • Solar
  • Special Committees
  • Specialty Finance
  • Spinout
  • Sponsor
  • Sports Finance
  • Stark
  • Stock Options
  • Stock Purchase
  • Storage
  • Subordinated Financing
  • Sustainability
  • Tax
  • Tax Fraud
  • Technology
  • Technology Companies
  • Technology Transactions
  • Telecommunications
  • Term Sheet
  • Torts
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Transition Services
  • Trust Litigation
  • Trusts
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Unitranche Finance
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage and Hour Issues
  • Wealth Management
  • Welfare Benefit Plans
  • Whistleblowing
  • White Collar Defense
  • Wills
  • Wind
  • Working Capital
  • Workout
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Zoning
Awards and recognitions

Thurgood Marshall Award - Boston Bar Association
Burton Award - Burton Foundation, Library of Congress
Latino Leadership Award - Mass Association of Hispanic Attorneys
Woman of Justice Award - Mass Lawyers Weekly, WBA
Civil Rights Recognition Award - Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Diversity Hero - Mass Lawyers Weekly
20 On the Move Award - El Planeta and Boston Business Journal
Corporate Philanthropy Partners of the Year Award - BBJ
Outstanding Pro Bono Detention Attorney of the Year - PAIR
Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality - Human Rights Campaign
Pro Bono Award - BU School of Law's Black Law Students Association

Diversity

From writing a thought-leading article on promoting diversity in corporate offices and law firms in the ACC Docket to hosting a highly interactive diversity summit for Fortune 500 general counsel, Choate is on the cutting-edge of strategies for achieving sustainable racial and ethnic diversity and inclusion.

Summer associate program

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All summer associates are paid $3,077 per week, regardless of class.
1L weekly compensation $3,077
2L weekly compensation $3,077
3L weekly compensation $3,077
are split summers allowed? No
size of 2010 summer class 0
males 0
females 0
2Ls considered for offers 0
Offers made 0

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Choate LOCATIONS

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Choate Headquarters

Two International Place
Boston, MA
02110

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