What is it like to work at Drinker Biddle?
We are a distinguished law firm that is innovative and growing. Professional staff who join our firm will find a collegial and collaborative work environment, where the majority of our administrative departments work across offices on a national basis. Every person at the firm contributes to our success and we regularly recognize professional staff who go above and beyond through our Service Leaders Award program, James H. Douglas community service award and other acknowledgements.
Each of our offices has its own personality but something that we all share is a civic commitment to our communities and each other. Our lawyers and professionals take part in community service initiatives that range from volunteering as weekly reading buddies with schoolchildren, Friday jeans day fundraisers, winter clothing drives and charity races and tournaments for various causes. Some of our offices host monthly staff lunches, sponsor employee softball teams and participate in events such as Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day.
Drinker Biddle has always had a commitment to civility and respect, and this is reflected in our core values and in the way we conduct business every day.
How will I grow in my career?
We focus on hiring the strongest talent in the market, and we provide training, feedback and mentoring to our employees. We have a program that provides staff with educational sessions on how each of their roles fit into the operation of the firm and the delivery of excellent service to our clients. Each of our department leaders encourages and motivates their employees to build their skills and advance within the firm. We are proud of the long service of many of our staff members, with 43 percent of our staff members who have been with the firm for 10 years or more. We have many success stories of staff who have worked to develop their skills and found opportunities for advancement within the firm.
What are some of the staff positions at Drinker Biddle?
We recognize that having strong team members in the administrative departments is critical for the success of the firm. In addition to the attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants that are generally associated with a law firm, we have roles in a wide variety of administrative departments including Accounting, Human Resources, Information Services, Marketing/Business Development, Records, Facilities (mailroom, copy center, etc.) and other administrative departments.
What are some staff benefits?
We strongly believe that supporting work-life balance makes employees happier and more productive, and with that in mind we offer generous paid time off. In addition, Drinker Biddle offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits including excellent medical, dental and vision plans, life/disability insurance, paid holidays, a health care advocate program, an employee assistance program, back-up day care, free financial planning help, and a 401(k) plan.