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difficult client, how would you handle a situation where you felt a team mate was not pulling their weight, explain a legal issue you have analyzed, etc.” • “I have served at on-campus interviews at law schools, and we tailor our questions to the individuals before us. If a candidate states that s/he has a particular interest in a specific area of law, then we ask more questions about the candidate’s interest and/or experience in that practice area.” • “Behavioral questions are part and parcel of the interview.” Lateral & Clerk Integration • “I had about a day of training on all firm policies, technology, etc. I think additional training on our various software programs and the services available within the firm, such as the proofreading department, would have been beneficial.” • “Laterals that do not come from other law firms or other clerkships are generally not given credit for their prior service.” OUR SURVEY SAYS Vault’s Verdict: A collaborative culture, substantive work from the get-go, and a real commitment to pro bono make Morgan Lewis associates smile. However, associates lament the lack of clarity with regard to bonuses and feel that the recent expansion and combinations have caused quite a few growing pains, including cultural changes and notable turnover.
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© 2017 Vault.com Inc. 380 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP Satisfaction • “I am quite satisfied at my firm; I appreciate the substantive nature of the work and the helpful feedback and interaction I have with partners.” • “I think this firm and its management are doing a very good job at keeping associates satisfied. I’m a lateral, so I can compare to my prior firm, and overall I am significantly happier here. My colleagues are respectful, the work is mostly interesting, and I’m being given a higher level of responsibility and a higher level of client contact than I would have expected at my level. I’m at a smaller satellite office and I’m in a small group, so I think that’s led to a much more positive work environment than my old firm, where I was one of dozens of litigation associates.” • “Our deals are very leanly staffed. I have little support but also enjoy significant autonomy and control in managing my deals, which has enabled me to develop very close relationships with clients. I also believe I have developed deal management skills more quickly than my peers in other groups and firms where deals are staffed more heavily with more partner involvement.” • “Partners and senior associates make an effort to learn about junior and midlevel associates’ interests and give us work that will be stimulating and enjoyable.” Firm Culture • “Our office is very relaxed for BigLaw. Collaboration is always encouraged and we work across offices and practice groups.
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