DDSA Resources - Law Firms and JD/MBA's: A Survey

Bonus2nd year statusRoutine for all2nd year status in both pay and progressionAdditional Comments
Akin GumpNoYesNoCase by case basis only.
Brobeck No Yes All corporate Yes *2000/2001 season practice shown. System currently under review.
Cadwalader No No
Cahill Gordon No Yes Yes Yes
Cleary Gotlieb No Yes Yes No Advanced pay only, get reviewed with class entered the firm with.
Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells No Yes Yes Yes
Cravath No No
Davis Polk Yes No Yes
Debevoise Yes Yes Yes Yes Bonus is currently 15k, same as for clerks.
Kirkland & Ellis Yes No Yes *System currently under review.
Latham & Watkins No No
Mayer Brown & Platt No Yes No Case by case basis only.
Morrison Foerster Yes Yes Yes Yes
O'Sullivan Graev No No
Paul Weiss No Yes Yes Yes
Shearman & Sterling Yes Yes Yes No All get 2nd year status for salary, partnership progression status is on case by case basis.
Simpson Thacher No Yes Yes Yes
Skadden No Yes Yes Yes
Sullivan & Cromwell No Yes Yes Yes Must be joint JD/MBA done in four years. No credit given for separate programs.
Wachtell No No
Weil Gotchal Yes Yes Yes Yes Bonus has been 15k, will be changing.
White & Case Yes Yes All corporate Yes *2000/2001 season practice shown. System currently under review.
Wilkie Farr Yes No Yes

The data in this survey was initially collected during April and May 2001. A larger group of law firms was queried as to their JD/MBA hiring practices. Only those firms that responded to this current survey are included in these results. Data on each firm was obtained either from a spokesperson in the recruiting department or from a hiring attorney. If information has been updated since the original survey, there will be a note in the Additional Comments column.

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