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Best Employers in Maryland 2017

No. 8 – Goldberg Segalla

Headquarters: Buffalo
U.S. employees: 756

About the company:
3_goldberg-segalla-2Goldberg Segalla is one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country. Founded in 2001 as an alternative to the typical law firm, we are now over 300 lawyers strong, with 750-plus total employees in 19 offices in the United States and in London. We counsel and protect the interests of regional, national, and international clients, including a number of Fortune 100 companies, in a wide range of industries. We handle all forms of dispute resolution and provide proactive legal and regulatory counsel that helps clients minimize and manage risk. The firm has been recognized for reliability, innovation, commitment to diversity, and prominence in key practices and industries. What we are most proud of, though, is that our collaborative culture and team-first philosophy have earned us continual placement atop regional and statewide rankings of the best places to work.

What our employees love about working here:
A casual dress code that allows jeans and comfortable clothing every day of the week; regular workday social gatherings such as monthly breakfasts, birthday celebrations and afternoon ice cream socials; no minimum billing requirement on our attorneys, reducing the stress that workplace demands can place on their personal and family lives.

Other unique benefits we offer:
An annual Spirit Week, which is filled with fun, games, and prizes, including a trivia contest and a “Fanciest Dressed” competition; our Team Kindness program includes a peer-to-peer recognition system that allows staff members to submit “high fives” for their co-workers. This initiative also provides customized, pick-me-up surprises to employees dealing with a personal hardship.

Employee recognition programs:
We recognize successes internally through various communications channels, including prominent placement on our intranet, highlights in our internal newsletter, and frequent firm-wide emails; each “high five” recognition from fellow employees increases the recipient’s chances for winning a quarterly prize.

Ways we relieve stress and promote fun:
Our annual Spirit Week gives employees a chance to have fun, take a break from work, and get to know their colleagues. The week features themed dress-up days, a trivia contest, food, prizes, and a happy hour. Workday gatherings range from afternoon ice cream socials to such holiday activities as pumpkin decorating.