Floating secretary (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – April 24, 2017
Fast paced atmosphere. Very competitive. There was a sense of fear of upcoming of downsizing within the staff. This made it a less than comfortable workplace. I wasn't there long enough to know if the rumored downsizing was true or not--but there was a potent fear of it.
Legal Secretary (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 23, 2017
I was amazed how many current DWT employees have been here 5, 10, 15 years. It's very refreshing since I have been at companies with revolving doors. DWT generally cares about their staff and values their opinions. I feel appreciated and that what I do matters which is really important to me.
Freelance Records Coordinator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 14, 2016
I loved the chance that I had to work on a project on my own schedule. I love the perks that was offered but the office was always understaffed and no consistencies with any documentation whether it was current or not.
Patent Prosecution Secretary to one partner (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – April 17, 2013
I had a very good work experience at Davis Wright. Management ensures that you are able to do your job efficiently as firm infrastructure is state-of-the-art and they only hired the best IT professionals. In the SF office there were two separately operating Intellectual Property groups (Electrical and Life Sciences), the electrical group has worked together for many years and despite that they are a bit analog, they really worked like a well-oiled machine. The life sciences group had a very rapid attrition rate, a bit of a revolving door. Overall, the firm was a great working experience. Great office manager and partner in charge.
Executive Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 22, 2012
Typical day consisted of keeping track of calendar and scheduling for meetings and filings, court file deadlines to meet, preparing large quantities of documents to be served (hardest part), closing documents and files to be archived. Overall nice firm.