Litigation, corporate and financial, intellectual property, labor and employment relations, tax, employee benefits and executive compensation, energy, environmental, government relations and regulatory affairs, healthcare, maritime, real estate, trusts and estates.
Throughout its 161 year history, Winston & Strawn LLP has handled many significant, high profile matters for its clients – from antitrust litigation to cross-border mergers, energy transactions to labor negotiations. The firm is a global law firm with nearly 900 attorneys across the US, Europe, and Asia. The firm's mission is to provide the highest quality legal services to meet the difficult legal challenges of the world's most important companies and organizations. Winston & Strawn is consistently honored by its clients for outstanding legal service.
Number of 1st year associates: 39
Number of 2nd year associates: 46
1st year: $160,000
2nd year: $170,000
Clerking policy: Yes
Law Schools attending for OCIs in 2014:
Please visit the Careers section of winston.com for a list of OCI Schools.
Summer associate profile:
Winston & Strawn prefers strong academic performance, participation in law review or other law school publications or competitive endeavors, and a good balance of academic and interpersonal skills.
Summer program components:
Summer associates have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of Winston practice areas and the specialized skills each one demands. Individual department presentations allow summer associates to meet lawyers from specific practice groups who detail what they do in their daily practice. The Firm Highlights Lecture Series gives an inside look at some of the most publicized and interesting cases that the firm handled in the past year. In addition, the firm offers a practical training component that provides hands-on experience with activities such as drafting a legal research memorandum, negotiating a deal, drafting an IPO document, taking a deposition, and trying a case in a mock trial. Summer associates learn from veteran Winston attorneys with years of experience and insight, who make the law come alive through examples, personal experience, and anecdotes. In addition, summer associates have the opportunity to build relationships with attorneys through a variety of social activities throughout the summer.
Head Office: Chicago Number of domestic offices: 9 Number of international offices: 9 Worldwide revenue: $741,100,000 Partners (US): 370 Associates (US): 399
Main Recruitment Contact: Lisa A McLafferty, Director of Attorney Relations Hiring Partner: Joe Torres, Chair, Hiring Committee Recruitment website:http://www.winston.com Diversity officer:Amanda Sommerfeld, Chair, Diversity Committee
Summer Salary 2014
1Ls: $3,077/week 2Ls: 53,077/week Post 3Ls: N/A
1Ls hired? Yes Split summers offered? No Can summers spend time in overseas office? No