When do associates get their own office?

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When do associates get their own office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:28 pm

Someone mentioned this should factor into one's decision. No judgment on that suggestion, but I haven't asked at my callbacks so I'm polling TLS.

Paul Weiss?
Davis Polk?
Skadden?
Weil?
Kirkland?
Cleary - I hear within the first year?!

These are just the ones that I want to know but feel free to list others so that the thread becomes a resource.

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:50 pm

You will prob not get your own office anywhere in NYC in the first yr. Some Cleary first yrs have, but other do not. I know DPW 3rd yrs who are still sharing offices.

If you want your own office that bad, NYC might not be the place to get it.

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:You will prob not get your own office anywhere in NYC in the first yr. Some Cleary first yrs have, but other do not. I know DPW 3rd yrs who are still sharing offices.

If you want your own office that bad, NYC might not be the place to get it.


The question is not "at what firm will I get my own office first year", but "when, at various firms, do associates get their own office".

But thanks! The info re: DPW is helpful.

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:54 pm

Paul Weiss NY associates share an office with another first year for a year and then get their own offices.

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:00 pm

Kirkland associates (including summer associates, as of last summer) get their own office from day 1. As far as I know, this is the case for the Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C. offices. Probably is also true for the San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, and London offices too.
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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:01 pm

Latham associates get their own offices right away. Even summers got their own this year.

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:03 pm

Fitzpatrick Cella (NYC ~150-200 attorney IP shop) you get your own office as a first year. You also get your own office during your SA.

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:03 pm

Davis Polk gives you an office after your second year (I interviewed with a rising 3A who already has his/her own office and they confirmed this).

Edit: after reading the post above, I guess this isn't a hard and fast rule (?)
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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby TTH » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Latham associates get their own offices right away. Even summers got their own this year.


Well, they probably just had a lot of extra office space lying around unused.

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby SpiteFence » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:12 pm

I think getting an "office" is pretty standard your first year. The more important question is how long it takes to get a windowed office.

On a related note, has anyone seen that USA show Suits? What major law firm makes their associates sit in cubicles like that?

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby mths » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:15 pm

TTH wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Latham associates get their own offices right away. Even summers got their own this year.


Well, they probably just had a lot of extra office space lying around unused.

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby TTH » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:19 pm

mths wrote:
TTH wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Latham associates get their own offices right away. Even summers got their own this year.


Well, they probably just had a lot of extra office space lying around unused.

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha


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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:20 pm

TTH wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Latham associates get their own offices right away. Even summers got their own this year.


Well, they probably just had a lot of extra office space lying around unused.



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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:27 pm

Bump. Anyone know at which year (if not first) for the remainder of the firms listed?

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bump. Anyone know at which year (if not first) for the remainder of the firms listed?

Anyone know about Sullivan and Cromwell or Debevoise NYC?

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby Grizz » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Latham associates get their own offices right away. Even summers got their own this year.

Enjoy it until you get Bob Dell'd

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Bump. Anyone know at which year (if not first) for the remainder of the firms listed?

Anyone know about Sullivan and Cromwell or Debevoise NYC?

Guess not? While not terribly important, it is something that would be nice to know.

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Bump. Anyone know at which year (if not first) for the remainder of the firms listed?

Anyone know about Sullivan and Cromwell or Debevoise NYC?

Guess not? While not terribly important, it is something that would be nice to know.

Sullivan associates share as first years and then get their own offices.

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:30 pm

SpiteFence wrote: On a related note, has anyone seen that USA show Suits? What major law firm makes their associates sit in cubicles like that?


Don't hate on Suits.

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Re: When do associates get their own office?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:16 pm

jenner ny --> first years and summer associates get the same windowed offices as other associates.




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