Williams & Connolly
Even though we are moving out of the Vault top ten, we are still firmly in the land of law firms that everybody recognizes. To refresh your memory, here is the next batch of firms on the Vault list: 11. Williams & Connolly 12. Debevoise & Plimpton 13. Paul Weiss 14. Gibson Dunn 15. Sidley […]
Governor Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, announced today that she is resigning as governor of Alaska on July 25. “We know we can effect positive change outside government at this moment in time on another scale and actually make a difference for our priorities,” said Palin. Check out her full statement here […]
On this podcast episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J Craig Williams discuss Serial and the case it made famous. Together, they analyze the case against Adnan from both sides, the portrayal of this case on Serial, and tackle some of the tougher questions raised regarding DNA evidence, potential alibis, shaky timelines, and the overall defense strategy.
The members of Dangerous Communication Device (Williams & Connolly), celebrating their victory. Last night we reported on the Battle of the Law Firm Bands, held last week in Washington, DC. The evening raised over $80,000 for Gifts for the Homeless, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization supported by the city’s legal community to help the homeless. Eleven […]
It’s time for readers to choose the Legal Eagle Wedding Watch’s Mr. and Mrs. April 2009. Will it be the couple with four Penn degrees, the spunky HLS grads, or the silver-haired former ambassador and his Bushie bride? Keep in mind that when you vote, you’ll be helping to determine which couple will be eligible […]
The first weekend after Easter traditionally marks the beginning of High Wedding Season, where the weekly NYT fodder switches from merely interesting to heart-stoppingly impressive. This year is no exception, as last Sunday’s pages were chock-full of prestigious lawyer couplings. Here are the three best: 1. Dena Ringold and David Gossett 2. Ashley Potter and […]
The final round of Above The Law’s 2009 March Madness for Law Firms was actually more exciting than the final round of the NCAA tournament. While UNC routed Michigan State, Wachtell and Williams & Connolly were competing in a fierce battle for the title of Biglaw’s safest firm — the place where you are least […]
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In honor of the new Vault rankings, we’re doing a series of open threads on the 100 most prominent law firms. We invite you to compare and contrast the firms in the comments. In the last open thread on Vault firms 6-10, there was an animated discussion about litigation at Cleary and which Kirkland office […]
Kinney’s head of Asia recruiting, Evan Jowers, is in Hong Kong today through March 4 and has some slots still available for meetings on this trip. Please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com if you would like to set up a meeting with Evan. His next trip to Hong Kong will be in late March.
We received 1,036 responses to last week’s ATL / Lateral Link survey on where you’d most want to work, which, in turn, was based on your nominations last month. Here’s how it turned out: Survey Results: Which Firm Would You Most Want To Work For? Overall, Latham & Watkins dominated the field, pulling in almost […]
This month’s ATL / Lateral Link survey, focused on which firm you would choose if you could go anywhere, was dominated by Latham & Watkins and Wachtell Lipton. But several firms were close behind. * Respondents had several reasons to applaud Latham: “Prestige”, “Friends there are happy”, “Awesome firm, awesome people”, “They rock”, “Prestige, […]
Not too long ago, we reported the move of Williams & Connolly to a pay scale with a starting salary of $180,000. Today we bring you more happy compensation news from W&C. First, the firm just raised its clerkship bonus from $35,000 to $45,000. This is a welcome development, although not super-exciting; $45K is slightly […]
The litigation powerhouse of Williams & Connolly has announced associate pay raises, effective January 1, 2008. We have confirmed the fact of the raise with sources at the firm. There was no comprehensive memo, so we’re not 100 percent certain of the specific numbers. But word on the street is that the new pay scale […]
We had a tough time picking our finalist couples this week, and LEWW will be the first to admit that we’re not totally certain we chose the right three. (We’re sure our commenters and e-mailers will let us know if we’ve dropped the ball.) Specifically, in addition to our three finalists, we considered these three […]
As we have previously bitterly lamented observed, sometimes it seems like all the blessings of life are reserved for Supreme Court clerks. And they include not just $250,000 signing bonuses and top-shelf legal jobs, but luxury real estate, too. This latest Lawyerly Lairs post looks at the expanding digs of Joel I. Klein (Powell) and […]
Although the pace seems to be slowing, our open threads on Vault 100 firms continue to generate a decent quantity (and quality) of comments. So we’ll press on, for the benefit of those of you who are now in the throes of the law firm application process. Please pose questions about and share insights into […]
Confirmed news of two more firms raising their clerkship bonus amounts: 1. Williams & Connolly: From $25K to $35K. 2. Orrick: From $15K to $40K. If you get wind of clerkship bonus news, please send it our way (subject line: “Clerkship Bonus”). Thanks.