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Wilmer DC Litigation Department & Leverage

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:33 am

I'm considering WilmerHale's DC office and like the firm a lot: great reputation, solid people, and the liberal-leaning revolving-door reputation is attractive to me. One of my only concerns is the high ratio of litigation associates to partners--almost five-to-one, which is higher than a lot of other top-tier D.C. firms. Does anyone have any basis for speaking to how this affects young Wilmer lit associates in terms of staffing, development, and advancement?

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Re: Wilmer DC Litigation Department & Leverage

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:01 pm

Out of curiosity, where are you getting these figures from?

I know that firm-wide WilmerHale has a pretty attractive Associate:Partner ratio (around 1.98 according to AmLaw 100) - so I am surprised that the DC litigation department (which has a very positive reputation) would have so much leverage.

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Re: Wilmer DC Litigation Department & Leverage

Postby JusticeHarlan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:30 pm

Per NALP: 34 partners, 154 "Associates or & Other Lawyers" for lit in DC.

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Re: Wilmer DC Litigation Department & Leverage

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:15 am

JusticeHarlan wrote:Per NALP: 34 partners, 154 "Associates or & Other Lawyers" for lit in DC.


Judging by the "demographics" section of NALP, more than 50 of the 154 are probably staff attorneys and counsel.




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