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Private Client Services • International Trade & Government Regulation • Life Sciences • Litigation • Pro Bono UPPERS • “Broad range of work” • “Early responsibility” • “Great firm culture of support from partnership” DOWNERS • “Lack of female partners/leaders” • “Billable hours requirement” • “Unpredictable work flow”
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Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition DECHERT LLP 430 THE STATS No. of attorneys: 982 No. of offices: 28 Chairman: Andrew Levander CEO : Henry N. Nassau Chair, Hiring Committee: James A. Lebovitz Hiring Partners: Jeffrey B. Plies (Austin); Timothy C. Blank (Boston); Stewart McQueen (Charlotte); Joni Jacobsen (Chicago); Laura Ciabarra (Hartford); Andrew Wong (Los Angeles); Allison M. Harlow Fumai, Mauricio España, Laura Swihart (New York); Robert Robertson (Orange County); Steve Leitzell, Meghan Rohling Kelly (Philadelphia); David Kotler (Princeton); Jonathan D. Loeb (Silicon Valley); Kahlil Yearwood (San Francisco); Megan C. Johnson, William J. Bielefeld (DC) NOTABLE PERKS • “I think our shadowing initiative (and counting 25 hours towards bonus) is unique.” “In London we have free singing lessons with the Dechert office choir!” SURVEY SNAPSHOT Among our survey respondents at Dechert: • 43% were junior associates, 27% were mid-level associates and 19% were senior associates (5% identified as non-partner track attorney or “other”). • 42% were former summer associates. 35% were hired as lateral associates. 4% were hired during or after a clerkship. 45% plan to make partner at Dechert, 26% plan to move in-house, and 11% plan to lateral to another firm. • Penn, Georgetown, Columbia, and NYU were the most represented schools. BASE SALARY (2017) 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week EMPLOYMENT CONTACT Alison Bernard Chief Talent Officer (212) 641-5662 [email protected]
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431 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition DECHERT LLP THE SCOOP Since its founding in 1875, Dechert has become an international global legal force to be reckoned with. In the United States, the firm is particularly well-known for its corporate practice, especially in international M&A and securities. The firm also focuses on litigation and is recognized for this work. Business Savvy Dechert was originally formed under the name MacVeagh & Bispham (and later was known as Barnes, Myers & Price) by George Tucker Bispham and Wayne MacVeagh. MacVeagh would eventually leave the firm to become US Attorney General and then ambassador to Italy. During World War II, the firm saw many of its attorneys leave to join the war effort. In response, the firm merged with Dechert, Smith and Clark. In the late 1990s, Barton Winokur became chairman and CEO of the firm and began reshaping the firm’s business model.
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