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Midsize Firms Are Happy About Their Choices These Days

Slow hiring at their larger competitors makes them more attractive to the elite class of law school graduates

National Law Journal

February 25, 2013

Ed Parks quoted in The National Law Journal article, "Midsize firms are happy about their choices these days."

An exceprt from the article is highlighted below:

Hartford, Conn.-based Shipman & Goodwin, with 145 lawyers, recruited from Yale and George Washington University Law School, among other strong schools, last year. Edward Parks, a partner in Shipman & Goodwin’s Washington office, said that high-profile layoffs at large law firms have helped his firm’s recruiting efforts, particularly in Washington, where it has more competition from large rivals.

“Law students are getting more sophisticated,” Parks said, and skittish about the “churn ’em and burn ’em approach” at large law firms.

First-year associate pay at Shipman & Goodwin is competitive with the salary that many big firms are paying, Parks said.

Article authored by Leigh Jones.

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