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of domestic violence and on helping an undocumented mother get guardianship over her developmentally disabled adult daughter.” • “Individuals at the firm do, in aggregate, quite a bit of pro bono work. There’s no pressure to do so, however, for better or for worse—if it’s something you’re interested in, your teammates are supportive and encouraging, but no one is going to suggest that you do more pro bono. I’d like to see
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89 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition CRAVATH, SWAINE & MOORE LLP the firm take on more impact litigation, but this is true of all big law; we could all always be doing more.” Diversity Efforts • “We are one of only a few firms that runs its own on-site daycare, which a number of associates and staff utilize. The firm has also given increased attention to providing mentorship, networking and other support and opportunities to women, minorities, and LGBT individuals.” • “Cravath doesn’t seem to make any decisions in hiring or promotion based on ‘diversity’. They simply want the best people, whatever color, sex, etc. they may be.” • “Diversity is severely lacking in big law generally. Cravath has made attempts to increase the diversity, however the effect seems limited.” • “Litigation department has been really effective in en- couraging a culture that respects women and there are many female partners who are incredibly encouraging of younger women coming up the ranks.”
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© 2017 Vault.com Inc. 90 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition CRAVATH, SWAINE & MOORE LLP FUN FACTS “A movie about Paul Cravath, starring Eddie Redmayne, is being produced.” n n n “Lockstep compensation for partners truly makes the culture more collegial. At first glance, you wouldn’t think partner compensation affects associates, but it really does make it a better place.”
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PRESTIGE RANKING 91 Visit vault.com for more on Wachtell, including a Q&A with Litigation Partner Damaris Hernández. 51 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019 (212) 403-1000 LOCATION New York, NY MAJOR DEPARTMENTS & PRACTICES Corporate • Litigation • Restructuring & Finance • Antitrust • Executive Compensation & Benefits • Tax THE STATS No. of attorneys: 255 No. of offices: 1 Executive Committee Co-Chairs: Edward D. Herlihy, Daniel A. Neff Hiring Partner: By committee 2L Summer offers 2016: 28 out of 28 UPPERS • “The caliber of assignments” • “Incredibly smart people” • “The money” DOWNERS • “The hours can be unforgiving” • “24/7 accountability” • “Pressure to be perfect” WACHTELL, LIPTON, ROSEN & KATZ 2 NOTABLE PERKS “Helpful staffers will plate and bring you your food for lunch (which, unusually, the firm covers) and dinner. I don’t know whether this is a perk or a necessary accommodation to allow you to continue working.” • “We have the best healthcare which is largely subsidized.” SURVEY SNAPSHOT Among our survey respondents at Wachtell Lipton: • 59% were junior associates, 27% were mid-level
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