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Dechert LLP

published March 04, 2015

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Dechert LLP
Dechert LLP
Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808

Tel: 215 994 4000 Fax: 215 994 2222
1095 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10036-6797
Tel: 212 698 3500 Fax: 212 698 3599
http://www.dechert.com


Main areas of work

Dechert delivers legal expertise and commercial insight in our core practices: anti-trust/competition; banking and financial institutions; bankruptcy, business restructuring and reorganization; corporate; employee benefits and executive compensation; energy and clean technology; finance and real estate; financial services and investment management; intellectual property; international arbitration; international tax and private client services; international trade and government regulation; life sciences; litigation; and pro bono.

Firm profile

Dechert is a global specialist law firm focused on sectors with the greatest complexities, legal intricacies and highest regulatory demands. With 26 fully integrated offices in the United States. Europe, Asia and the Middle East, the firm offers attractive locations in which to live and work. Dechert is a leading global law firm for pro bono services. We recognize that diversity in ethnicity, background and culture makes us better counselors to our clients and improves our firm as a whole.

Recruitment details

  • Number of 1st year associates: 74
  • Number of 2nd year associates: 47

Associate salaries

  • 1st year: $145,000-160.000
  • 2nd year: $152.500-170,000

Clerking policy: Yes

Law Schools attending for OCIs in 2014:

Boston College; Boston University; Columbia University; Cornell; Drexel University; Duke University; Fordham University; Georgetown University; Harvard; Hofstra University; Howard University; New York University; Northwestern University; Rutgers University - Camden; Stanford; Temple University; UCLA; University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall; University of California - Hastings; University of Chicago; University of Connecticut; University of Michigan; University of North Carolina; University of Pennsylvania; University of Southern California Gould; University of Texas; University of Virginia; Vanderbilt University; Villanova University; Yale

Summer details

Summer associate profile:


Strong academic background and communication, leadership, management and client relations skills indicating a high likelihood of success as an attorney at the firm.

Summer program components:

As a summer associate, you'll discover firsthand what it's like to work at one of the most respected and dynamic firms in the world. Our summer associates do not formally rotate through practice groups or departments. We want you to get a broad and close-up view of the practice of law, so we encourage you to attend closings, depositions, hearings, oral arguments, trials, negotiations, and board meetings. You'll be assigned to at least one associate mentor and/or summer committee representative in your office as well as a partner mentor. You'll attend regular practice group meetings and associate training sessions. Formal and informal training are key aspects of our program, and we give summer associates a realistic view of what it's like to practice law at Dechert.

Dechert LLP Philadelphia headquartersMain Offices: Philadelphia / New York
Number of domestic offices: 13
Number of international offices: 13
Worldwide revenue: $777,196,828
Partners (US): 220
Associates (US): 359

Main Recruitment Contact: Molly Peckman, Global Director of Legal Talent
Hiring Partner: James A Lebovitz, Firm wide Diversity Chair
Recruitment website: http://www.dechert.com/careers
Diversity officer: Hector Gonzalez, Deputy Chair for Diversity and Chantel Moore, Director of Diversity

Summer Salary 2014

1Ls: $2,800-$3,100
2Ls: $3,100 / week (Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Hartford, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Washington)
2Ls: $2,800 / week
(Philadelphia, Princeton)
Post 3Ls: $2,800-$3,100

1Ls hired?
Yes
Split summers offered? Yes
Can summers spend time in overseas office? Yes, case by case

Summers 2014: 52

Offers/acceptances 2013: 77 offers, 72 acceptances

Image Credit: "Cira Centre, Philadelphia-east" by Jeffrey M. Vinocur - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

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