A large firm. A mid-size firm. A specialty firm. Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is all three. For a specialty firm, we are indeed large, having more than 180 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents, as well as an impressive roster of high-profile clients. We have abundant opportunities to keep you challenged, learning and growing throughout your career. Compared to large general practice firms, however, we're mid-size - the right size for preserving the sense of community we cherish.
That sense of community draws a lot of its strength from the innate friendliness and genuine inclusiveness of Brinks's team members. Whether linking up for an after-work group run, exchanging views on a point of law, or passing the paint brush at a community service project, Brinks's lawyers are "people people."
The truth of that shows up clearly in the quality and frequency of interaction between our associates and our shareholders. Shareholders routinely make themselves available, and associates routinely take them up on the offer. The impulse is often spontaneous.
At Brinks, many new associates have commented with approval that "this doesn't feel like a law firm." Some mention the obvious camaraderie, some the informality (a firm-wide trait), some the candor or the air of fun - and some all of the above.
Behind the observation, though, lies a larger meaning: ours is a work culture where people are at ease being themselves. They know that, by just being a part of Brinks, they are credited with fully embracing our firm's cornerstone values; these include working zealously for clients, respecting all other Brinks professionals, sharing knowledge generously with peers, and seeking professional and career development.