Anonymous User wrote:How were the people?
What areas did you work in?
What area do you plan to work in next year?
I guess I just want to know what you enjoyed about your summer and what you didn't like as much.
I really liked most all of the people.
I did a mix of work across a number of the transactional departments.
The last would out me a little too much.
I really enjoyed my summer a lot. For the most part, the work was real and not made-up summer stuff. Katten has a great mix of clients, big institutional types and smaller types, so there is a variety of work for people to do at different levels within the firm.
The events and the people were really great. We had a lot of freedom to create the summer experience that we wanted (as far as meeting people, getting involved in different work, and getting/turning down projects that we wanted to take/avoid). We did work fairly hard at certain points (ie stayed late a couple times, worked on the weekend maybe once), but it helped us to get integrated into the firm much more than some of my friends at other firms.