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thank you post it note.JPGA quick word of thanks to this week’s advertisers on Above the Law:

  • Stone & Magnanini (a job listing!!! see HERE)
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Isenberg School of Management (read about JD/MBA programs HERE)
  • OCI Advantage
  • The New York Times
  • The Economist
  • Kinney Recruiting
  • Mestel
  • Law.com
    If you’re interested in advertising on Above the Law or any other site in the Breaking Media network, download our media kits, or email [email protected]. Thanks!

  • Career Center AboveTheLaw Lateral Link ATL.jpgWith more summer programs getting the axe (including even non-firm summer programs), we want to remember what the summer of 2009 was like, so we can pass on the advice to the summer associate class of 2012 (or whenever they decide to have summer programs again). So please take a minute and tell us what you think about your summer associate experience. Click here to take our short survey.
    For those of you who were summer associates years ago, perhaps you’re more focused on making partner. Check out this week’s review of survey data from the Career Center, brought to you by Above the Law and Lateral Link, in which we tell you which firms were most queried regarding the prospect of partnership. Remember that, in addition to the information here, you can see how associates at over 100 top firms feel about the chances of making partner at their firm by visiting the Firm Comparison section on the Career Center.
    The partnership survey info, after the jump.

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    Career Center AboveTheLaw Lateral Link ATL.jpgIs my associate experience better than your associate experience?
    One of the cooler features on the Above The Law Career Center, powered by Lateral Link, is the ability to compare firms based on associate experience in a number of areas including firm management, partnership prospects, parental leave policies, vacation policies, billable hours expectations, etc. You can see how your experience stacks up against the experience of associates at other firms by running your own side-by-side comparisons in the firm comparison section.
    Thousands of readers have used this feature, and today we wanted to highlight which firms you have most often pitted against one another. We also want to remind all of you summer associates out there to take our short summer associate survey – Click Here for that (of course the survey is completely confidential).
    So which firms do our readers compare most frequently?
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is the firm most often compared to others. Its most frequent "rivals" are Latham & Watkins, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. These firms are compared to Skadden more than 30% of the time a comparison including Skadden is generated.
    Other frequent comparisons, after the jump.

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    The Career Center, brought to you by Above the Law and Lateral Link, continues to see tremendous traffic, with almost 200,000 pageviews in its first two months. Thanks to all of your feedback and tips, we are continually updating the firm snapshots with new information (some good, some not so good). Keep checking to see how your firm’s profile is evolving.
    In the past week, we’ve updated the profiles for each of the following firms:

    Alston & Bird LLP
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    Cahill Gordon & Reindell LLP
    DLA Piper
    Kaye Scholer
    Orrick
    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP
    Venable LLP

    Thanks to all of you who have sent in tips. Feel free to send additional updates to [email protected]. We also encourage you to share information about your firm by signing up and taking our four-question survey.
    If you are a summer associate and want to participate in a quick summer associate survey, please email [email protected]. Thanks!

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    Some people compare Biglaw to high school, but there wasn’t a lot of statistical evidence that proved popularity in high school. Thankfully, the Career Center can provide some hard data on the most popular firms in Biglaw.

    In the month and a half since its launch, the Firm Snapshots on the Career Center have been viewed almost 100,000 times. We are constantly updating these snapshots with new information (some good news, some bad news), and in the last week we have updated the profiles for each of the following firms:
    Gibson Dunn
    Skadden
    Venable
    Cravath
    Pillsbury
    Bryan Cave
    Shearman
    Thanks to all of you who have sent in tips. Feel free to send additional updates to [email protected].
    We also encourage you to share information about your firm by signing up and taking our four-question survey.
    So now, on to the good stuff — which firms have been most popular recently? We’ve complied the list of the 20 most visited firm snapshots in the month of June.
    Check it out, after the jump.

    double red triangle arrows Continue reading “Career Center: Popular, You’re Gonna Be Popular”

    sponsorship word from sponsors.jpgEach week, Above the Law’s sponsors generate content for your edification and entertainment. You can find their posts in Sponsored Content, which runs along the right-hand side of the ATL main page. Here are the latest offerings:
    1. A Job Opening: Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
    The Connecticut law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell, which successfully filled its last job opening through advertising on ATL, is looking for another junior litigator. For details, see the job posting.
    2. The Asia Chronicles: The Importance of Pressing the Flesh
    Robert Kinney, of Kinney Recruiting, stresses the importance of finding someone with their boots on the ground — someone who travels frequently to the Far East, with the personal contacts to show for it — when selecting a recruiter for an Asia job search.
    3. Career Clinic: Do You Love What You Do?
    Do you love your job? If not, that can be remedied. The New World Institute helps people who are at a career crossroads find their calling and move into careers that have real meaning and purpose. To learn more, check out this post.
    Thanks to our sponsors for their contributions and support. To learn about advertising opportunities on ATL, click here.

    sponsorship word from sponsors.jpgEach week, Above the Law’s sponsors generate content for your edification and entertainment. You can find their posts in Sponsored Content, which runs along the right-hand side of the ATL main page. Here are the latest offerings:
    1. Bull Market Growth in Bear Market Times? That’s McKool Smith. And They’re Hiring!
    Finally, some good news. McKool Smith, which has been successfully expanding its New York office, is looking for top-flight commercial litigation, white collar, and IP associates. To learn more, check out the job posting.
    2. Job of the Week: Deferring? Don’t Just Travel Somewhere Cool, Work Somewhere Cool
    Has your firm offered you a paid leave under a sabbatical-type program? If so, might you be interested in spending that time in an in-house position? To learn more about the possibilities, see Lateral Link.
    3. The Asia Chronicles: Anatomy of an Asia Placement
    What opportunities are available in Asia for associates right now? And how do you go about landing such a gig? Evan Jowers of Kinney Recruiting offers information and insights.
    Thanks to our sponsors for their contributions and their support. To learn about advertising opportunities on ATL, click here.

    Each week, Above the Law’s sponsors generate content for your edification and entertainment. You can find their posts in Sponsored Content, which runs along the right-hand side of the ATL main page.

    Here are the latest offerings:

    1. Ask the Experts: Straight Talk on Bankruptcy Hiring

    How hard is it to break into bankruptcy? Lateral Link’s Justin Flowers offers some pointers.

    2. A Job Opening!

    Yes, there are jobs out there. Silver Golub & Teitell, a Connecticut litigation boutique, is looking for a junior associate. For more details, check out the job posting.

    3. The Asia Chronicles: Partner Chances in Asia: You Got Any?

    Robert Kinney, of Kinney Recruiting, discusses what it takes to make partner in Asia.

    Thanks to our sponsors for their contributions and their support. To learn about advertising opportunities on ATL, click here.

    now hiring must have a clue help wanted.jpg[Ed. note: This is a cross-post from one of our sister sites, DealBreaker. We linked to it in passing last week, but we thought we'd mention it again in case people missed it. If you're a transactional lawyer with a background in finance or accounting -- perhaps you worked on Wall Street or as an accountant before going to law school -- these opportunities may interest you.]

    Back in October, we mentioned we were looking for an additional writer (or writers) for DealBreaker. In case you were wondering, we’ve not yet filled the position. Because Bess and Equity Private have been doing such an excellent job — January was a record month for DealBreaker in terms of traffic — we haven’t felt much pressure on this front. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

    But we are once again thinking of hiring more talent, given how the site is thriving (and how many Wall Streeters might be looking for new jobs right now). Would you be interested (or would you know anyone who might be)?

    This is a full-time position, with standard benefits — health insurance, a 401(k), abuse from anonymous commenters. If you’re looking to transition from Wall Street to writing, this is an excellent opportunity.

    If you’d like to apply for this position, please email us at jobs at dealbreaker dot com (subject line: “DealBreaker Writer Application”). Please describe yourself and your background, what you have to offer DealBreaker, and your vision for the site. Feel free to include a résumé, a writing sample, a link to your own blog (if you have one), or any other information relevant to evaluation of your application.

    Separately, we’re thinking about hiring a part-time writer or writers to cover the world of accounting, with a focus on the Big Four. If this opportunity interests you, please email us also at jobs at dealbreaker dot com (but with this subject line: “Accounting Writer Application”).

    Thanks for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Alex Kozinski David Lat Los Angeles.jpgIf you missed our recent event with Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Cir.) in Los Angeles, and if you’re here in New York, feel free to swing by Columbia Law School at around noon tomorrow:

    A Judge in Full: Personality and Jurisprudence

    When: Thursday, January 22, at 12:10 PM
    Speakers: The Honorable Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, Ninth Circuit; David Lat, Founder, Above the Law
    Where: JG 106, Columbia Law School, 435 West 116th St. (at Amsterdam Ave.)
    Cost: Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

    Thanks to the Columbia Law School Federalist Society for hosting the event. We hope to see you tomorrow.

    Update: If you missed the talk, here’s a write-up, from Ben Hallman of the American Lawyer.

    A Judge in Full: Personality and Jurisprudence [Columbia Law School Federalist Society]

    Earlier: Kozinski & Lat: The Podcast

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