Last month, we did a round-up of start dates for 2009 associates. Reflecting the slowdown in work at firms across the country, many firms have pushed back start dates for new associates into next year.
After that post, we heard from many of you going to firms not included in the list the first time around. We’ve made quite a few new additions to the list, after the jump.
Some law students are e-mailing us because they still don’t know when they will start and are reporting little communication from their firms. Firms, the message 3Ls want to send to you is, “Please communicate. We’re freaking out.” 3Ls, the message ATL wants to send to you, “Try not to freak out.”
Many law school graduates with Biglaw offers will have many months to kill before starting their new jobs. Let us know how you’ll be spending your time, in the comments. And check out the list of start dates, after the jump.
This list is predominantly based on reports from tipsters, and so we consider it an “unofficial” round-up. Feel free to send us corrections at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Nationwide Start Date Watch.”
As part of a nationwide tour, Above the Law is coming to the great city of Chicago.
Join preeminent law firm management consultant Bruce MacEwen, Katten Muchin Chicago managing partner Gil Sofer, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. assistant general counsel Jason Shaffer for a panel discussion (sponsored by Pangea3) on the evolutionary and market forces bearing down on the law firm business model. Come on by Thursday, November 20, at 6 p.m., for thought-provoking discussion, food, drink, and networking.
Space is limited and there will be no on-site registration, so please RSVP
Average law school debt for graduates of private universities hovered around $122,000 last year. With only 57% of new attorneys actually obtaining real lawyer jobs, recent graduates have a lot to consider when it comes to managing their student loan payments. Thanks to our friends at SoFi, today’s infographic takes a look at student loan debt, including the possible benefits of refinancing for JDs…
Kinney Recruiting’sEvan Jowers is currently in Hong Kong for client meetings and still has a few slots available through October 22. Evan will also be in Hong Kong November 14 to December 15. Further, Robert Kinney has been in Frankfurt and Munich this week and is available for meetings with our Germany based readers.
One of our key law firm clients has referred us to one of their important clients in the US, Europe and China – a leading global technology supplier for the auto industry – in order to handle their search for a new Asia General Counsel and Asia Chief Compliance Officer.
Kinney is exclusively handling this in-house search.
This position will have a lot of responsibility and include supervision of eight attorneys underneath them in the Asia in-house team. The new hire will report directly to the global general counsel and global chief compliance officer, who is based in the US. The new hire’s ability to make judgement calls is going to be as important as their technical skill set background.
The position is based in Shanghai and will deal with the company’s operations all over Asia and also in India, including frequent acquisitions in the region.
It is expected that the new hire will come from a top US firm’s Shanghai, Beijing or Hong Kong offices, currently in a top flight corporate practice at the senior associate, counsel or partner level. Of course, the candidate can be currently in a relevant in-house role.