The Largest National Full-Service Women-Owned Law Firm in the US Says Its Current Structure Makes It Possible to Maintain Fiscal Health and Partner/Staff Compensation Arrangements
Culhane Meadows, the largest national, general practice, woman-owned law firm in the country, says it, its partners and staff are well-positioned to weather the current pandemic and to continue providing BigLaw-caliber legal counsel to clients worldwide.
On a firm-wide conference call, Culhane Meadows’ Leadership Team assured members and staff that there would be no layoffs or reductions in compensation, according to Managing Partner and COO Kelly Rittenberry Culhane.
“Culhane Meadows is debt-free due to our low-overhead structure and we are making no changes to partner compensation,” says Managing Partner and CFO James Meadows. “Nor will there be changes to payments to staff in response to the economic uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.”
Firm management credits its distributed or cloud-based infrastructure with ensuring Culhane Meadows was ahead of the technology curve and well-positioned to weather the current COVID-19 crises. “Unlike so many law firms today,” notes Managing Partner and CTO Heather Haughian, “Culhane Meadows was built and continues to operate as a distributed, cloud-based organization. With more than 70 partners operating in ten markets, the firm and its members remain stable thanks to the firm’s established and secure remote-work technology that equips our attorneys to deliver uninterrupted, client-focused, legal counsel while other firms are scrambling to adapt.”
Culhane Meadows’ clients, including numerous Fortune 1000 companies, are experiencing business as usual in their dealings with the firm, receiving sophisticated legal counsel from a diverse group of experienced former attorneys, many of whom joined the firm from BigLaw or the legal departments of large corporations.
In fact, the firm continues to grow despite the COVID-19 disruption. “This month we’ve already added three lateral BigLaw attorneys to our roster,” reports Managing Partner and National Recruiting Coordinator Grant Walsh. “Plus, we’re actively interviewing more candidates with BigLaw experience who are attracted to the superior flexibility of our full-time remote work model, coupled with the financial transparency of our generous formula-based compensation system.”
About Culhane Meadows – Big Law for the New Economy®
Established in 2013, Culhane Meadows has grown from a partnership of four former BigLaw attorneys to a firm of over 70 partners nationwide serving a global roster of clients. Its Disruptive Law® business model ensures clients, from Fortune 1000 corporations to emerging companies across industry sectors, enjoy exceptional and highly-efficient legal services from highly experienced, partner-level attorneys. Now the largest, national, WBE-certified, general practice law firm, Culhane Meadows and its attorneys have been recognized for excellence and innovation by Best Lawyer, Super Lawyer, LAW.COM, Working Mother and US News & World Report, among others. The firm is a proud member of NAMWOLF, the National Association of Minority and Woman Owned Law Firms.