Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition.pdf

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than elimination. Mark said, “They simply are trying to come up with the dollars to pay for increased spending elsewhere.” February 2017 Intel Auto Tech Kimberly Smith discussed how valuations for companies in the autonomous driving industry are high, especially given Intel Corp.’s recent $15.3 billion purchase of an automotive technology company in a Law360 article. In relation to the Intel deal, she said, “Seeing such a huge sticker price attached to a deal in an emerging market can bring confidence and spur investment from other players. It grabs people’s attention. It causes them to ask a lot of questions: ‘What do they know that we don’t? What are we missing and how do we get a piece of the pie?’”
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© 2017 Vault.com Inc. 616 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN LLP Flash Boys Lance Zinman was featured in an article in the Financial Times about the upcoming changes to access for European exchanges by US high-frequency trading firms under Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). MiFID II is set to be implemented in early January 2018, meaning that US companies would have to file applications with EU regulators by June. Lance noted that “companies need to stick to the timeline.” January 2017 You Know What’s Cool? A Billion Dollars. Katten was profiled by Bloomberg for representing UBS Private Funds Group in its $1 billion closing of Gamut Capital Management’s debut fund, which exceeded its $750 million estimate. Law360 also highlighted all of the Katten PE team members—Noah Leichtling, Jill Darrow, Walter Weinberg, Chris Hennion, Saul Rudo—who worked on the Gamut Capital closing. GETTING HIRED Vault’s Verdict: Katten won’t ignore the name of your law school, but associates say their firm puts more emphasis on hiring candidates with strong grades who are experienced, sociable, and above all, entrepreneurial. Hiring Process • “The firm is looking for competitive applicants (grade-wise) who are ultimately pleasant and seem suited to work at the firm (meaning mature and engaged, but not necessarily hyper-focused on career above all else). After making the initial grade cut-offs, a friendly and mature personality will go far in the hiring process. Our office hires mostly from UNC School of Law and Wake Forest.” • “We generally hire from local Chicago and Midwestern schools, with a few east and west coast schools. The firm looks for entrepreneurial go-getters who are scrappy but also play well with others.” • “I know that the firm is looking for entrepreneurial candidates who work well with others. I found it interesting that, when hiring me, the firm asked one of my references about my personality and how I got along with others.” • “Schools are important. The firm is currently really pushing diversity and good minority students probably have a leg up.
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