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Summer Associates

Firm Culture

The firm's management style is unique among full service commercial law firms. We operate on a consensus model, providing new associates full and equal participation in firm management. Associates have unparalleled participation in firm management as full voting members within various management committees. The committees are responsible for formulating recommendations on all aspects of firm governance, including business development and strategic planning, performance evaluations, compensation, benefits, recruiting, pro bono work, financial management, billing and collections, physical facilities, technology, and establishing policies that affect all attorneys. In addition, all associates have access to internal firm information including financial and compensation.

Associates are treated as prospective shareholders from their first day on the job--a cultural attitude that affects virtually every aspect of an associate's career at the firm. New associates are encouraged and expected to assume early and rapidly increasing levels of responsibility under the supervision of senior attorneys, providing associates with meaningful client and courtroom experiences.

Here's what one new associate told the Intermountain Commercial Record, a local Salt Lake City newspaper, when asked about his experiences at the firm:

"The attorneys at Parr Brown, and its reputation, are very high-quality. I wanted to practice with attorneys who would give me a real opportunity to learn. I'm working with shareholders who are taking the time to mentor me and show me the ropes. They are absolutely great. Right now I'm working on an appellate brief for a patent case--a very complicated patent case--before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. I'm also involved in some fascinating securities litigation."

Through our strong client focus, continued skill development and careful practice management, we maintain strong revenue growth and economic stability. The firm and its attorneys are repeatedly recognized by peers and clients for its sophisticated legal work in notable publications such as Best Layers in America, Benchmark Litigation, Mountain States Super Lawyers and Utah Business magazine's Utah's Legal Elite. 

Ken Tillou describes Parr Brown's Unique Culture in the April 15th issue of the Intermountain Commercial Record.