25 posts categorized "Partner chats"

What Wilmer Can Teach the Red Sox

Hiring partner Michael Summersgill talks about how to get a job at Wilmer. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:24 PM on October 5, 2011 in Advice, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Paul, Weiss Wants Fun Intellectuals

What does it take to get a job at Paul, Weiss (beside the usual boring top grades)? A chat with hiring partner Valerie Radwaner. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:41 PM on September 26, 2011 in Advice, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Fenwick & West's Free Style

Q&A with Fenwick & West's hiring partners Bill Hughes and Jay Pomeranz. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:10 PM on August 10, 2011 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Quinn Emanuel Says It's Not the Worst Sweatshop—Really

William Urquhart, a founder of Quinn Emanuel, tells law students not to dress up--just bring top grades, devotion, and common sense. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:39 PM on July 25, 2011 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools, Partner chats | Comments (2)

Kramer Levin's Litmus Test--Are You Presentable to Clients?

Kramer Levin hiring partner talks about what it takes to get a job at the New York firm. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:23 PM on July 15, 2011 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools, Partner chats | Comments (1)

Debevoise & Plimpton Looks for Passion

Debevoise & Plimpton's hiring partner talks about what the firm is really looking for in its new hires. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:18 PM on June 21, 2011 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools, Partner chats | Comments (4)

Pepper Hamilton's Hiring Partner Chats About Extreme Interviews

Find out the inside scoop about how Pepper Hamilton grills its recruits. Hiring partner Michael Subak talks about the firm's new interview techniques. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:04 PM on May 23, 2011 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Weil and Woolly

Weil Gotshal partner Jaclyn Cohen quit law practice to run a yarn shop for two years. How did she ever get back into the good graces of Big Law? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:58 PM on March 7, 2011 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Partner chats | Comments (1)

Want a Job at Susman Godfrey? Be Brilliant and Theatrical

To earn those big bucks and that pair of genuine Texas boots, Susman Godfrey demands top academics and theatrical flair. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:19 AM on February 14, 2011 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools, Partner chats | Comments (1)

How to Keep Them Satisfied

How did Paul Hastings jump from sixty-sixth to sixth place on our midlevel associates survey? It figured out what associates really want: training and feedback. Nothing fancy. But it's time-consuming. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:08 PM on October 13, 2010 in Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Partner chats | Comments (1)

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