The firm previously deferred the start dates of its first- year associates scheduled to join this fall. Because of the expanding work, Mayer Brown has asked about half of 12 deferred associates who are scheduled to work in New York to start working after Labor Day, according to [Richard Spehr, partner in charge of Mayer Brown's New York office].
As far as we know, the rest of Mayer Brown’s incoming class is still on track to start on January 19, 2010.
Sidley had enough work that it needed to bring new people online earlier than expected; now Mayer is in the same position. Are these the fabled “green shoots” we’ve all been waiting for?
Mayer Brown Continues to Expand New York City Office [Bloomberg]
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