Hahn & Hahn, founded in 1899, is the oldest law firm in the San Gabriel Valley and among the oldest in California. Central to Hahn & Hahn’s culture is its continuing tradition of a lockstep salary system, even as much of the legal industry has looked to individualized compensation packages. The firm has found that paying equal compensation for equal work promotes a spirit of cooperation and teamwork. Consequently, the partnership has eschewed an “eat what you kill” structure and each partner’s shares are equally valued. That system allows the partners to share and shift the burden of “rainmaking” among them while others take time for family. The firm offers generous family leave to men and women on an equal basis.
One of the firm’s primary diversity initiatives is through its engagement of a variety of civic organizations. Organizations recently supported by the firm and its attorneys include the American Women for International Understanding’s “International Women of Courage” program, the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, Union Station Homeless Services, the Boys and Girls Club, the Humane Society, St. Anne’s Maternity Home, Planned Parenthood, the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors, and many others.
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