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Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:33 am

Can't find much information on them except that they have between 35-50 attorneys and practice exclusively litigation- any idea as to starting salary, size of the summer class (I know they participate in a bunch of OCIs in Illinois), etc...?

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby bjsesq » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:39 am

Anonymous User wrote:Can't find much information on them except that they have between 35-50 attorneys and practice exclusively litigation- any idea as to starting salary, size of the summer class (I know they participate in a bunch of OCIs in Illinois), etc...?


Salary is a bit below 100k, (iirc from career services guy.) Summer class size is small. Doesn't have the pay or rep of a lot of Chicago firms, but if you are looking to get your hands dirty immediately, it's a good place for it. Anecdotally, I know of a couple people who went from this type of firm to a larger more preftigious one, if that is your thing.

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:56 am

They're are actually a little over 100 attorney's at the firm. Not sure what the compensation is like, but it's a bit below 100k, as previously stated. They are trial lawyers and focus on litigation. Very good if you want to get substantive experience early. The firm's culture is very friendly - they have some really great people there. The only downside is that the compensation isn't that great.

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:39 am

bump for this cycle. had a screener a couple of weeks ago and was just curious if anyone has heard of any movement.

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:00 pm

Reviving this thread. Thoughts on their summer program?

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:13 am

Has anyone received an offer?

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:31 pm

Not that I have heard of. Wondering what the cb to offer ratio is.

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:10 pm

I interviewed there almost two weeks ago (tomorrow) and still nothing....guessing they are evaluating all candidates at once?

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:43 pm

Did you do a callback or screener there? I thought they only had two callback days, the last of which was today.

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:12 am

Anonymous User wrote:Did you do a callback or screener there? I thought they only had two callback days, the last of which was today.


Both, I had a screener via WebEx and then was invited to a callback about a week afterwards. Unless of course this was just another screener.

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:22 am

How big is their summer class?

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:44 am

I had a screener a month ago and a callback two weeks ago. I remember the lady who was scheduling my callback made mention of the fact that they weren't even done with all the screeners at that point. I can't imagine they have a large summer associate class, but I may be wrong.

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:22 am

I would imagine that their summer class is not that big. With a firm of ~100 attorneys, I would imagine at most the summer class is 4-5 kids. Most likely it is smaller than that.

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:41 am

I think it's 2-3 :shock:

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:06 pm

Are they done with their callbacks yet? Wondering when they'll start making offers.

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:42 pm

Still waiting on news, has anyone called their offices yet?

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:31 pm

No I'm still waiting as well. I never asked about the timeline while there either.

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:35 pm

Any offers yet?

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:22 pm

Just got my rejection in the mail fwiw

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:25 pm

Post screener or cb?

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Post screener or cb?


Post CB.
CB 9/8
Letter Dated 9/25

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:09 pm

Same. Callback couldn't have gone better too (well, apparently it could have)--blah.

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Re: Swanson, Martin & Bell (Chicago)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:16 pm

For those that care/are still waiting on Swanson, I was recently on my school's Simplicity and they had just posted looking for Summer Associates.

I guess they weren't satisfied with the first batch of kids they interviewed?




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