We’ve had our first report of summer offer rates. The news comes to us from the cheesesteak city. Pepper Hamilton gave out offers in its Philadelphia office on Friday, and it did it with style.
We’re told that the office’s 11 summer associates — 8 2Ls and 3 1Ls — went to lunch together on Friday to celebrate the last day of their eight-week program. Unexpectedly, the firm’s hiring chairs Michael Subak and Solomon Hunter showed up at the downtown Philly restaurant.
They offered to tell the summers how the hiring process would work. Midway through the explanation, Hunter allegedly said, “Why don’t we break the mold here?”
They then told the summers that everyone was hired — the 2Ls got job offers for after graduation, and the 1Ls have the opportunity to return as summer associates next year. We’re told there was “unanimous excitement,” with everyone jumping up for “a round of applause, high fives, handshakes, and hugs.”
We reached out to the firm on Friday, but have not heard back yet.
A 100% offer rate. That’s better than Pepper Hamilton’s rate last year, and a nice start to the hiring news for this summer.
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