This is a Goldilocks firm. You’re not going to be working with the most competitive gunners from law school, but you will still be working on high-stakes matters with big name clients. People here take the work very seriously, but don’t take themselves too seriously. I cannot imagine the quality of life is significantly better anywhere else in [Biglaw].
— A Winston & Strawn summer associate, in responses given for the American Lawyer’s Summer Associate Satisfaction Survey, about the Top 50 firm based on their experiences during its 2022 summer program. We’ll have additional analysis on the summer satisfaction survey sometime soon.
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