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Summer Associate Offer Rates (2013): A Round-Up

You’d be jumping for joy if you landed an offer from a top law firm.

It’s harder to be a partner in Biglaw today, both in terms of making partner and remaining a partner. You can no longer just coast along after making partner; you need to prove yourself and your value to the firm, year after year. That’s a change from past practice (and people can argue when exactly the change took place).

But some things in Biglaw haven’t changed. The practice of being generous with offers to summer associates — too generous, some might argue — is alive and well. Summer programs are smaller today than they were before the Great Recession, but offer rates remain robust.

Following up on Monday’s story, here are more firms that have given offers to all of their summers:

  • Debevoise & Plimpton (New York)
  • DLA Piper (D.C.)
  • DLA Piper (New York)
  • Latham & Watkins (Chicago)
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel (New York)
  • Sheppard Mullin (Orange County)
  • Skadden Arps (New York)
  • Skadden Arps (Wilmington)
  • Wiley Rein (D.C.)

Congratulations to everyone, at these firms and the firms we mentioned on Monday, on their offers.

If you have corrections to the list — i.e., an office listed above that does NOT belong on the 100 percent list — please email us at, subject line “Summer Associate Offer Rate Correction,” or text us at 646-820-TIPS (646-820-8477).

If you have additions to this list, please note them in the comments to this post. At this point in time, we are not terribly interested in hearing about still more firms with 100 percent offer rates. It’s more newsworthy if a firm does NOT have a 100 percent offer rate than if it does.

On that note, please let us hear about firms that are NOT issuing offers to all their summer associates. If you know of a firm or an office with an unusually low offer rate — which we will arbitrarily define here as something under 66 percent, or two-thirds — please email us (subject line: “[Firm Name] Offer Rate”). We will then investigate and perhaps write a story. Thanks.

P.S. We’re about to close the nominations for our summer associate event contest. If you have an event you’d like to nominate, please email us or text us as soon as you can.

Earlier: Is Being A Partner The Worst Job In Biglaw?
How Much Do You Make — And Why?
Summer Associate Offer Rates (2013): Open Thread
What Was The Best Biglaw Summer Associate Event Of 2013?

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