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• 61% were former summer associates, 26% were hired as lateral associates, and 1% were hired during or after a clerkship. 52% plan to make partner, 20% plan to move in-house, and 25% plan to lateral to another firm. • Boalt Hall, George Washington, Georgetown, and UCLA were the most represented schools. EMPLOYMENT CONTACT Charles Curtis Firmwide Director of Attorney Recruiting (213) 488-7100 [email protected] Recruiting contacts for all locations are included in the Contact Us section of .
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© 2017 Vault.com Inc. 478 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP THE SCOOP With a full name like Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, it’s no surprise that this firm is the product of big mergers between well-established practices. The firms that created today’s Pillsbury have long, proud heritages that go back to the 1800s. Giants Combined Pillsbury began on the west coast in 1874 as the practice of Evans S. Pillsbury, who represented a local banking and delivery service called Wells Fargo. In the 1880s, Pillsbury and his partners began a long relationship with the U.S. oil industry, working with the Pacific Coast Oil Company, which later evolved into Chevron. Frank Madison and Alfred Sutro joined in 1895 as associates, forming Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro. The early twentieth century posed a number of challenges (the firm’s offices were destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake), but Pillsbury et al. persevered, rebuilding the practice and representing area companies who were wrangling with their insurers. After World War II, Pillsbury developed its real estate practice, drafting the first condominium law in California and expanding to Washington, DC and other parts of the Golden State. Meanwhile, a firm called Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts was establishing its own practice in New York. Winthrop Stimson’s story inevitably focuses on Henry L. Stimson, a Harvard Law grad who got a job in 1891 at a firm called Root & Clark (a venerable practice that dated to 1868). When the firm’s founder, Elihu Root, left private practice for public service in 1899, Stimson took over the firm along with Bronson Winthrop. Stimson rose to the highest echelons of American politics: he served as President William Howard Taft’s Secretary of War, a WWI colonel, an emissary to Nicaragua, the governor general of the Philippines, President Hoover’s Secretary of State, and Secretary of War under presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. He also created what is now known as “the Stimson doctrine,” which asserts non-recognition of territorial gains taken by force, a principle he developed after studying Japan’s aggressive tactics in 1930s Manchuria. In 2001, Pillsbury Madison and Winthrop Stimson joined forces.
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