ATLANTA – National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, is among firms selected to the National Law Journal 350, the publication’s ranking of the nation’s 350 largest law firms in terms of attorney head count. This is Atlanta-headquartered Constangy’s NLJ 350 debut, entering the list at #264.
This year’s NLJ 350 showed that 40% of the firms on the list actually decreased in size, and total list growth hovered just over 1%. While the legal industry overall is still feeling the effects of the recession, Constangy has experienced significant expansion in the past several years in part due to its no-debt operation and its history of steady, smart growth. Since 2010, Constangy has added seven new offices, bringing the total count to 25 locations. During that time, the firm has also expanded attorney head count in other offices, giving the firm more than 32% total growth.
“The challenging economy has actually created expansion opportunities for us over the past several years, rather than making expansion more difficult,” says Neil Wasser, partner and chairman of the firm’s executive committee. “There are a lot of excellent lawyers out there looking to move to a different model: our office heads have ensured that our firm has retained a small-firm feel but with tremendous substantive depth. In addition to our professional capabilities, our culture has helped to attract a lot of our new additions – we work hard to rapidly absorb our new attorneys and staff into the extended family of Constangy. Creating that sense of community in our firm has been critical to our success over the years. But while we’ve grown, we are committed to smart and strategic growth that best serves our clients, and not simply growth for the sake of it. We always look for the right people, with the right fit for our culture. We are excited about what the future brings as we continue to expand our national footprint.”
About Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP:
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP has counseled employers on labor and employment law matters, exclusively, since 1946. A “Go To” Law Firm in Corporate Counsel and Fortune Magazine, it represents Fortune 500 corporations and small companies across the country. Its attorneys are consistently rated as top lawyers in their practice areas by sources such as Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell, and Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in the United States, and the firm is top-ranked by the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms survey. More than 140 lawyers partner with clients to provide cost-effective legal services and sound preventive advice to enhance the employer-employee relationship. Offices are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.constangy.com.