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Working at BB&K

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work

Why come to Best Best & Krieger? Because our firm offers a unique blend of exciting practice and sophisticated clientele with the atmosphere and advancement opportunities of a mid-size firm. We are large enough to handle a broad and complex practice, yet small enough to afford our lawyers exceptional professional opportunities. In September of 2010, The American Lawyer magazine ranked BB&K seventh out of 137 law firms nationwide in job satisfaction based on a survey of mid-level associates. Associates ranked their law firms in 12 areas that contribute to job satisfaction, including relations with partners and other associates, the interest and satisfaction level of the work, training and guidance, policy on billable hours, management's openness about firm strategies and partnership chances, the firm's attitude toward pro bono work, compensation and benefits, and inclination to stay at their firm for at least two or more years.

We have been told by prospective employees that one of the most impressive traits of our firm is the congenial working atmosphere fostered by partners and associates alike. This is confirmed by students' responses to our regular surveys:

"I came to the firm because of the practice areas, but I accepted the offer because of the people I met and the atmosphere when I visited the firm."

"I think BB&K's informal firm atmosphere led me most to accept its offer... BB&K was my first choice overall." 

"People are much more down-to-earth at BB&K. Just an overall good feeling there. Also, I liked not living in the city."

"All of the tangible things are great like the location, the size of the firm, the facilities... but for me it was the people. All things being equal, the bottom line question is who would you rather spend your time with and for me it was the people I met during my visit." 

BB&K has also been recognized in a number of leading legal industry publications:   

  • Ranked #4 in the nation by the National Law Journal for the firm's percentage of female equity partners (26.7%) (July 2012)
  • Ranked #27 in the nation by American Lawyer's Annual Diversity Scorecard for percentage of racially diverse attorneys (May 2013)
  • Ranked #1 in the Inland Empire, #8 in Sacramento, #19 in Southern California and #33 in California for number of attorneys in The Daily Journal’s Top California Law Firms’ list (March 2013)
  • Ranked #225 in the NLJ 350 (June 2013)

Alisha M. Winterswyk
Best Best & Krieger provides its attorneys meaningful opportunities to grow as trusted advocates in our intriguing and diverse practice areas. The support, enthusiasm and cooperative attitude of BB&K team members foster dynamic work experiences that are unparalleled. It is these strong relationships – with our clients and with one another – that make this firm a wonderful place to work.

Wendy Y. Wang
I joined Best Best & Krieger because of its preeminent water law practice and my desire to work with public agency clients. I couldn’t be happier with my decision - the firm highly values collaborative teamwork and input from associates and I am offered a level of project oversight and exposure to intriguing areas of law that is incomparable.

Piero C. Dallarda
Joining Best Best & Krieger has been a most rewarding decision in both my career and personal life. BB&K has afforded me litigation experience and responsibilities that I would not have found with any other firm, and the BB&K culture is flexible enough to provide time for personal activities and relationships. It is always a pleasure working with my colleagues and the wonderful administrative and support staff no matter how tough the task may be.


Jill N. Willis
Chief Talent Officer
Best Best & Krieger LLP
300 South Grand Avenue, 25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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