BTI Consulting Group included Jackson Walker in its report on the law firms with the best associates. Jackson Walker was listed among the Law Firms with Standout Associates based on BTI’s survey of over 300 corporate counsel.

In the report, BTI listed four skills that set standout associates apart from the rest:

  • Listening, which refers to the ability to understand clients’ needs and deliver adequate solutions.
  • Writing, which refers to the ability to produce concise, yet effective documents that save clients save time and energy.
  • Anticipating, which refers to the ability to foresee and prepare for challenges.
  • Researching, which refers to the ability to understand each client’s business.

Jackson Walker helps its associates develop these skills by employing a strategic staffing model. In maintaining a strong partner-to-associate ratio, the firm is able to provide cost-efficient services to clients while creating opportunities for associates to handle high-value work.

“I assisted with a deposition within four months of passing the bar exam,” said Houston associate Joel Glover. “Jackson Walker does a great job of giving you the responsibility you want as an associate and you never feel excluded from handling meaningful work.”

The firm also provides opportunities for associates to develop relationships with clients and other attorneys. Associates are regularly involved in client meetings, encouraged to publish articles on emerging legal topics, and are invited to participate in firm-supported initiatives like Globalaw™. In fact, several associates have served as firm delegates at Globalaw’s annual meetings and conferences which take place in various cities around the world.

“My involvement in Globalaw has given me the opportunity to expand my client base into international markets,” said Dallas associate James McFall. “In June, I traveled to Bogota, Columbia for the America’s Regional Meeting where I met in-house and firm lawyers from around the world.”

Jackson Walker has also been recognized in several other reports by BTI, including the 2017 BTI Brand Elite: Client Perceptions of the Best Branded Law Firms report, 2017 BTI Client Service A-Team report, and 2017 BTI Client Service All Stars report. For more information, visit Jackson Walker’s Honors & Recognition page.