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“I moved to Rochester to be closer to family, and the transition from Biglaw was seamless. The work is sophisticated at HSE, and the partners have definitely shown a real interest in my success. I am now raising my own family and am convinced more than ever that it was a great decision to come here.”
- Christine O'Connor, Senior Associate

Choosing the Right Firm

While life is a journey, your career path doesn’t have to take too many turns. You might have chosen the wrong path initially, or you are simply looking for change. Many of our lateral hires have moved from larger metropolitan areas, looking for a quality of life that escaped them.

Whatever your reason for looking, we invite you to apply to Harter Secrest & Emery. We regularly seek to hire a limited number of experienced associates who began practice elsewhere. We look for bright, personable and motivated individuals who share our values: the pursuit of excellence for our clients, a commitment to the communities in which we practice, and mutual respect for each other.


HSE has been named to the Vault “Top 150 Under 150” list, according to Vault, “a recognition of leading law firms with fewer attorneys, but no less expertise, than the global megafirms that often dominate rankings and headlines.”