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honest and open, which will never be purely the byproduct of a formal system.” • “Good formal training program with Litigation Skills Academy. However, the firm should stress mentoring more and provide incentives for partners to mentor.” Career Outlook • “Greenberg Traurig seems to reward loyalty, and will strongly consider hard-working associates who have been at the firm for a long time, among other associates who demonstrate business acumen and leadership.” • “Our firm is particularly partner heavy and as long as you meet your hours, you should be able to make partner.” • “Promotion to partnership is realistic. Senior associates can transition to Of Counsel positions, which is commonly done. Not many associates have left recently, but I’m constantly recruited for in-house entertainment and privacy positions.” • “Partnership is realistic. GT also has of counsel and practice group attorney positions available to retain talent.” Pro Bono Commitment • “I think the firm overall is committed to pro bono work and community involvement. I have been involved in many pro bono initiatives, including cases for immigrant victims of trafficking and refugees.” • “There is always a push to do pro bono work, but it doesn’t really count towards a bonus.” • “The firm is dedicated to promoting pro bono opportunities for associates. While there are many general pro bono matters available, the firm has partnered with KIND the past few years as well as programs to aid incarcerated parents retain parental rights while incarcerated. I have worked on three KIND cases, which have provided me an opportunity to gain courtroom experience on my own.” • “As a first year associate, I have taken on an immigration case all on my own, and I am able to take complete owner- ship of it.” Diversity Efforts • “The firm hires and promotes many female attorneys, and many females are or have become shareholders. Although I do not believe it was the primary intent, the firm has brought in a diverse group of laterals—associates and shareholders— over the past couple of years.” • “Due to GT’s setup, this varies by office. Some offices seem much more inclined towards diversity and CSR than others.” • “We have several women who work part-time and my understanding is that they are supported. No one gives them any less responsibility or opportunities simply because they are part time. We have many wonderful women shareholders as well, all of whom have children.” • “The firm instituted paternity leave this year. The firm sponsors community events and firm wide trainings on LGBT issues, women in the law, implicit bias and other such topics. It is taken seriously and talked about openly.”
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