unc0mm0n1 wrote:Lasers wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Honestly, I would not bid Weil right now. Same for Latham.
The Latham thing never ceases to amaze me. The clipped 400 total people, 200+ associates (many first years) in one fell swoop and will do it again immediately if they need to. Why would you want to work for a firm that has that sort of philosophy?
i'd stay away from a firm like winston rather than latham. winston has been doing stealth layoffs for a while i believe; latham hasn't had to cut associates in a while and has returned to great profitability.
No doubt Winston has been doing stealth layoffs for a while.
yeah. definitely stay away from them, especially as a summer:
"Like many law firms, our clients did not use first- and second-year associates to the extent they have in the past," Fitzgerald says. Winston also offered fewer 2011 summer associates full-time first-year associate positions in 2012 than it has in the past. The firm has traditionally offered positions to about 90 percent of its summer associates, Fitzgerald says. Last year, the proportion of summers receiving offers slid to about 75 percent. The trend is set to continue, as Winston will be taking on far fewer new first-year associates in 2013. "We used to take on 130 or so before the recession," Fitzgerald says. "This year, we'll have approximately 55 joining us."