How did Irell weather the storm?

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How did Irell weather the storm?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 16, 2015 12:37 am

It's been a while since the big departures...should one feel worried about the firm?

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Re: How did Irell weather the storm?

Postby jbagelboy » Sat May 16, 2015 1:49 pm

Probably not if you're into patent

Probably yes if you're into white collar, commercial lit, corporate (although you wouldn't go there for corporate pre-HH).

Entertainment, uncertain.

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Re: How did Irell weather the storm?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 16, 2015 3:58 pm

Will they take all of their 2014 summer associates or did they have to call some of them and tell me to look elsewhere as a result or recent downsizing?

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Re: How did Irell weather the storm?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 16, 2015 6:03 pm

Curious about their entertainment (litigation) practice. Has it been relevant the past couple of years?

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Re: How did Irell weather the storm?

Postby 2014 » Sat May 16, 2015 7:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Will they take all of their 2014 summer associates or did they have to call some of them and tell me to look elsewhere as a result or recent downsizing?

There's at the very least a huge clerkship norm so it's probably not a decision they have had to fully make yet.

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Re: How did Irell weather the storm?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 17, 2015 6:47 pm

I'm sure some of their 2014 associates went with Hueston, so that plus clerkships probably resulted in it being a non-issue.

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Re: How did Irell weather the storm?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:55 am

2014 SA here.

Our summer class was 20-25 (I forget the exact number). Two got no-offered (for good reason). Of the rest, it is split 1/3 committed to HH, 1/3 committed to Irell, and the rest are uncommitted. As a previous poster said, it wasn't a huge deal since ~90% of the summer class has some form of clerkship.

As for the firm: Patents is the same and white collar is obliterated. However, the firm has really went strong on the entertainment/transactional front. That practice is growing fast, especially with the new OMM hires.




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