Winston & Strawn LLP

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Winston & Strawn LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP
35 West Wacker Drive,
Chicago, IL 60601

Tel: 312 558 5600 Fax: 312 558 5700

Main areas of work

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.

Firm profile

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.

Recruitment details

  • Number of 1st year associates: 39
  • Number of 2nd year associates: 46

Associate salaries

  • 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 details

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.

Winston & Strawn LLP Chicago officeHead 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

Summers 2014: 59

Offers/acceptances 2013: 28 offers, 25 acceptances

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