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2019 DIVERSITY DATABASE UNDERWRITER Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Diversity

"Most big law firms profess a devotion to diversity. Paul, Weiss has a history of putting it into practice. In 1927, when Louis Weiss and John Wharton merged their small firm with the firm that Louis's father had founded, they did so with the then-exceptional policy of bucking the prevailing system in which Jews and Gentiles did not mingle in practice or in clientele. In the same year, Paul, Weiss hired William T. Coleman, top-of-his class African-American graduate of Harvard Law School and former Supreme Court clerk, at a time when no..."

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Law Firm Diversity Database MCCA

Each law firm’s Diversity Survey responses are also published in the Law Firm Diversity Database. The database currently includes ten years of survey data and information on more than 250 law firms. Through this online tool, you can make side-by-side comparisons of diversity metrics, gauge firms’ progress over time, and measure their performance against industry-wide benchmarks. Open to participation by any law firm with offices in the United States, the Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey has become the industry standard for tracking law firm efforts to increase diversity within the profession.

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Phone: (212) 373-3000

Stats

Firm Chair: Brad S. Karp
Deputy Chair: Valerie E. Radwaner
Hiring Partners: Catherine Nyarady & Neil Goldman
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
1K - 1.5K

Base Salary

All offices
1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $255,000
5th year: $280,000
6th year: $305,000
7th year: $325,000
8th year: $340,000
9th year+: $350,000
Summer associate: $3,700/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
136 out of 136 (2Ls) (2018)

No. of Summer Associates:
148 total (136 2Ls; 10 1Ls; 2 Post 3Ls) (2018)

Major Office Locations

New York, NY (HQ)
Washington, DC
Wilmington, DE
Beijing
Hong Kong
London
Tokyo
Toronto

Major Departments & Practices

Antitrust
Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization
Capital Markets & Securities
Corporate
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Finance
Intellectual Property
Investment Management
Litigation
Media, Sports & Entertainment
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Real Estate
Tax
White Collar & Regulatory Defense
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.