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442 FUN FACTS “Six month maternity leave, with 4.5 months fully paid, and no detraction from partnership track if you take it all.” n n n “We are the only AmLaw 100 firm with an African-American and a woman in our highest leadership positions (Co-President).”
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PRESTIGE RANKING 443 Visit vault.com for more on Freshfields, including advice from the firm’s legal recruiting team on interview lunches. FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER LLP 53 601 Lexington Avenue, 31st Floor New York, NY 10022 (212) 277-4000 LOCATIONS New York, NY • Washington, DC Abu Dhabi • Amsterdam • Bahrain • Beijing • Berlin • Brussels • Dubai • Düsseldorf • Frankfurt • Hamburg • Hanoi • Ho Chi Minh City • Hong Kong • London • Madrid • Manchester • Milan • Moscow • Munich • Paris • Rome • Shanghai • Singapore • Tokyo • Vienna MAJOR DEPARTMENTS & PRACTICES Antitrust, Competition & Trade • Bankruptcy & Insolvency • M&A • International Arbitration, Litigation, White Collar • Finance • Employee Pensions & Benefits • Intellectual Property/Information Technology • Tax THE STATS No. of attorneys: 2,600 No. of offices: 27 Managing Partner: Christopher Pugh Regional Managing Partner, U.S.: Peter Lyons Hiring Attorney: Jerome Ranawake (New York) UPPERS • “International and welcoming culture” • “Good work-life balance” • “Challenging cross-border mandates” DOWNERS • “Prospect of making partner” • “Technology is pretty abysmal” • “Lack of mentorship” NOTABLE PERKS • “Freshfields provides opportunities to work in other offices on ‘secondments’—in particular as associates become Senior Associates. The secondments are excellent opportunities to: (i) broaden one’s skillset to include practicing in other jurisdictions; and (ii) enhance the team dynamic across the global network.” “Two-weeks in a foreign office as part of the summer associate program is a nice perk! International nature of the firm and its network of offices means that several of the firm-wide trainings and conferences take place in Europe (which is nice for the US-based associates).” SURVEY SNAPSHOT Among our survey respondents at Freshfields: • 42% were junior associates, 26% were mid-level associates, and 30% were senior associates (1% identified as non-partner track attorney or “other”). • 44% were former summer associates, 32% were hired as lateral associates, and 5% were hired during or after a clerkship. 40% plan to make partner, 16% plan to move in-house, and 12% plan to lateral to another firm. • Columbia, Penn, NYU, and Harvard were the most represented schools. BASE SALARY (2017) U.S. Offices 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: $3,460/week EMPLOYMENT CONTACT Lesley Stumphauzer Legal Recruiting & Personnel Senior Manager (212) 230-4674 [email protected]
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