At Larson LLP, the firm prides itself on fostering an inclusive and collaborative work environment. It is a young firm that was founded in 2016 with 11 attorneys and minimal support staff. In less than five years, it has grown to 26 attorneys—including eight partners—and 17 staff members—including six legal secretaries, a robust billing department, an office administrator, a marketing director, and a community outreach and pro bono coordinator. The firm’s growth and retention are due in part to its positive work environment and firm culture.
When the firm expanded its Los Angeles office in 2019, it was intentionally designed to foster a collegial environment, shunning large partner offices and corner offices for community gathering spaces. Before COVID-19, employees would gather in the kitchen to eat lunch or enjoy happy hour while watching sporting events. An afternoon ping-pong or foosball tournament in the lounge was not uncommon. The team holds annual off-site attorney retreats and staff retreats, providing employees time to strengthen their relationships and also unwind with family members. So collegial is the firm’s culture that it has even hosted a wedding in the office! The firm is also dedicated to community service and participates in group volunteer activities.
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