Dechert, Dentons and Addleshaw Goddard have joined the slew of firms raising the stakes for newly qualified (NQ solicitors).
Dechert is continuing a recent spate of investment in its London office with the promotion to partner of three in the City amid a scaled up 16-strong global round.
The lateral hires market has seen significant moves recently with Dechert hiring more partners from Sidley Austin, Crowell & Moring making another hire from Squire Patton Boggs and Hill Dickinson expanding the firm’s commodities team with two partners.
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Pro bono, from the Latin ‘pro bono publico’ meaning ‘for the public good’, may not be something which is automatically associated with big law firms. Except Dechert, that is. The US firm has won several awards for its pro bono work, both in the UK and across the pond, and was recently ranked #1 for international pro bono and #7 for US domestic pro bono by The American Lawyer. The Lex 100 speaks to Dechert about the key to making pro bono a success.
Vacation schemes have fast become a vital part of the trainee recruitment process for most law firms, and Dechert is no exception. For two years now the US firm has been recruiting its trainees exclusively through its vacation scheme, meaning that for those who have their hearts set on training at the firm, the best way in is via the two-week programme.
For Dechert’s full Lex 100 2015/16 profile, see here
Dechert is widely acknowledged for its expertise in handling ‘financial services and white collar crime’ work. The firm represents major international companies on matters pertaining to M&A deals and private equity transactions, and is has a respected investment funds department. Trainees therefore enjoy ‘frequent opportunities to take on challenging work’, and are ably assisted by ‘excellent and supportive lawyers’.
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