Reed Smith

Anyone here work at Reed Smith? What’s the deal with the new scale? Is it going to be the full DPW scale or is Reed Smith known for significant compression? Interested in one of their secondary office… more

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Reed Smith LLP LA (litigation) - potential mid-level lateral. Any insight on firm, culture, etc. would be helpful

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Anyone have any details on working at Reed Smith? Is the firm doing okay financially? Thanks!

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Does anyone know anything about the culture at the Reed Smith New York office?

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What is pay Like at Reed Smith, circa 5 Years PQE - London

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