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Code Of Conduct

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It is an imperative at Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft to create an atmosphere that fosters open communication, hard work, discipline, ethics, integrity, and honesty. We have created this page to provide an overview of the culture at our firm, with the hope it will entice promising, experienced, and qualified applicants to seek employment with us.

With a staff of more than 100 employees, Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft is one of the largest law firms in New York City. As such, we are well-equipped to provide the resources and tools our clients require to achieve excellence. At the same time, we are small enough to maintain an environment that encourages intimate and personal interaction between clients and our legal professionals at all levels of our organization.

The core tenets of our culture are ethics and integrity. Without these attributes, we would not be entering our seventh decade, and we would not be able to boast of continued growth throughout our history. As necessitated by our industry's quality control and oversight program, Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft has successfully completed quality reviews performed by independent certified public accounting firms.

Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft not only nurtures professional and personal growth for each and every member of our staff, but we go out of our way to encourage it.

Over time, we have realized that mentoring and training of our new associates is vital in building a strong, solid foundation for long-term, rewarding careers. Concurrently, we always will provide the flexibility for all employees to fulfill their personal goals.

Always Ahead Of The Curve

Our firm relies on state-of-the-art technology (software, hardware, infrastructure) to assist all employees work at maximum efficiency, allowing us to focus on high-level analysis. Frequent interaction with both colleagues and clients alike will help develop improve communication and leadership skills.

We are proud of the firm's atmosphere of complete professionalism without sacrificing any personal touches. We maintain only the highest standards for performance, ethical behavior, and integrity, without instilling a fear that we are rigid or inflexible. We want a spirit of abundant collegiality.

An Atmosphere Of Personal Growth

Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft offers employees, at all levels, the chance to continue learning through in-house development and outside secondary education classes. Employees are encouraged to choose in-house and external professional courses.

Our main goal is to provide employees the necessary tools and feedback to be highly successful. New associates at Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft will be assigned a mentor, manager, or supervisor who will be charged with the critical responsibility of providing career guidance and offer occasional feedback on their performance.

Full reviews will be conducted and when appropriate, promotions, bonuses, and raises will be awarded based on merit and achievement. We acknowledge that each and every employee has a life outside the firm. The flexibility we encourage allows our personnel to fulfill their personal goals as well as meet outside, personal, family, and community obligations.

Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft encourages employees to get involved in civic, community and professional activities.

We want to make a difference in the communities in which we live and work. The firm is proud of the millions of dollars it has donated to charitable and educational foundations, including the Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft scholarship fund.