A New Office Paradigm

The more egalitarian work space—uniform cubicles with no regard for seniority—was met with skepticism from the firm’s lawyers. An 18-month discussion followed, which included 200 interviews with D.C. employees on what they wanted the work space to entail.

The 10-by-12-foot cubes of floor-to-ceiling glass mimic the offices of a surging Silicon Valley start-up. Senior partners and new associates have the same size office. Secretaries sit in U- and C-shaped clusters, within eye sight and earshot of one another.

The walls of the conference room are giant white boards that can be written on, then wiped clean. There is even a cantina modeled on the saloon in “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” that has Wii, foosball, and a treadmill with a built-in laptop.

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