Mannheimer Swartling’s business model is founded on team spirit and the long view. Our fundamental principle is called Pure Lockstep: success should benefit the entire firm rather than just an individual. This promotes knowledge sharing and seamless cooperation among colleagues, practice groups and offices. It also helps ensure that every client is guaranteed access to the collective knowledge of the firm and the best possible advice.
In brief, “Pure Lockstep” means that the firm’s earnings are divided equally among partners, with lawyers’ salaries being determined by their level of experience.
We are convinced that we add significantly more value to our clients’ business when acting together – treating every single assignment as an assignment for the firm. We derive inspiration and solutions to complex issues by keeping our doors open to each other, regardless of our specialty areas, office location, or level of experience. It also leads to higher satisfaction for both clients and lawyers alike.