Why Associates Join JMBM

Iman Wilson
Iman WilsonAssociate, Litigation

I lateraled to JMBM because I was looking to move to a mid-size firm that would afford me with the opportunity to broaden my practice as a litigator. Given its reputation in the Los Angeles legal community as a well-respected firm that also engages in high-quality legal work, the decision to join JMBM was a no-brainer. Getting to know my new colleagues has only affirmed my decision to join the firm because everyone has been welcoming, helpful, and supportive.

Taylor Burras
Taylor BurrasAssociate, Labor & Employment

I came to JMBM from a smaller firm headquartered in the Los Angeles area. I was looking for a mid-size firm with a renowned reputation in Labor & Employment as well as in servicing the hospitality industry. I was also looking for a firm that does sophisticated work, and where I could maintain the substantial amount of responsibility to which I have become accustomed. JMBM has provided all that and more. This firm provides associates with the opportunity to do challenging legal work and also provides the support and resources to efficiently and effectively service the firm's clients and advance its attorneys' professional development. The firm is also comprised of attorneys and staff who have chosen to spend most of their careers here and are committed to maintaining a friendly and supportive work environment. JMBM has turned out to be a perfect fit for me, and I look forward to advancing my career here.

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James OgdenAssociate, Trusts & Estates and Taxation

JMBM has been an ideal fit because of the opportunity to do challenging legal work, coupled with the mentorship and guidance from senior attorneys. The firm makes great efforts to solve all of a client’s needs, and has the personnel and resources to do this efficiently and effectively. It is truly a team environment that I am thrilled to be a part of. My experience at JMBM has been excellent.

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Collin BeckAssociate, Real Estate

I lateraled to JMBM from a larger law firm in New York in order to broaden out my practice. While at my prior firm I had the chance to represent a lot of great, very large clients, I eventually felt constrained by the type of work I was doing. My day-to-day involved repeatedly reviewing the same specialized documents for very similar transactions. Moving to JMBM was an opportunity to work on a larger variety of deals while learning practical legal skills. Now I tend to work on more different types of deals in a week than I did in my prior role in a year. JMBM is a great place for midlevel attorneys to take ownership of their own career track.

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Lara LeitnerAssociate, Litigation, Government, Land Use, Environmental and Energy

As a recent lateral, I could not be more pleased with my decision to join JMBM. The attorneys at JMBM are incredibly talented, creative, and intelligent, and the mentorship I continuously receive is invaluable. I feel very comfortable requesting opportunities to polish existing skills or to "dabble" in practice areas of interest because the firm has cultivated an approachable and friendly environment. Further, since JMBM attracts a broad range of clients, I am fortunate to be involved in diverse and always interesting cases. As an added bonus, my colleagues are fantastic, colorful people that I truly enjoy seeing and talking to every day. I am very happy I joined JMBM.

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Stu TubisAssociate, Commercial Litigation

I lateraled from a smaller firm in California. I was looking for a mid-size firm that does sophisticated work, and where I could have a substantial amount of responsibility. As a junior litigation associate, I was surprised by how much responsibility I received from the start. Within the first couple weeks, I was drafting important pleadings and meeting with clients. One of the things that attracted me to JMBM was that it incentivizes and rewards hard work. As an indication of the firm’s work-life quality, I find that many JMBM attorneys have chosen to stay with the firm for most of their careers. The atmosphere and culture are amiable and supportive. I am very glad that I moved to JMBM.

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Jeffrey BilsAssociate, Labor & Employment

I lateraled from a larger, national law firm. JMBM is a great fit for me, because it offers a platform where I can take on early responsibility as an associate while also performing meaningful and varied work with top attorneys in my practice area. JMBM also encourages and rewards business development, which I view as a crucial component of practice. The depth and breadth of experience of the attorneys in all the Firm's practice groups creates an ideal environment for a any attorney looking to build confidence, and to grow in legal skills and in business development.