Cooley Godward Kronish

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    Cooley's culture and its people make it stand out as a great place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC

    I worked at Cooley Godward Kronish full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cooley strives to create a strong office culture, as well as an overall firm culture. There were social events, announcements about peoples' and teams' personal and professional achievements. Doors are open for you to pop in and ask questions. The promotion criteria was clearly laid out and transparent. Compensation increased regularly. My manager was very attentive to my concerns and was truly an ally.

    Cons

    The work-life balance depends on your group, their case load, and the partner's managing style. I worked with a particularly busy team for a micro-managing partner. She had high expectations, but she also recognized good work, rewarding it with more responsibility.

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Cooley Godward Kronish Interviews

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    Summer Associate Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Cooley Godward Kronish.

    Interview Details

    Got the interview through the summer OCI (on campus interviewing) process; process consists of a screening interview and then a callback interview. They were pretty quick with calling me back to tell me that I got a callback interview. My screening interviewer was a really nice guy, he definitely gave me a great impression of the firm. The interview was very conversational and there weren't any of those useless questions like, "what's your biggest weakness." The screening interview seemed to be more about making sure you were a normal person (you get lots of different types in law school lol). The callback interview was way more intensive and you definitely want to prep for that.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult question was to describe a legal project that you've completed before. It's a difficult question because your answer has to be well thought out, concise and show that you can describe a process in an intelligent and understandable manner.   Answer Question
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Website www.cooley.com
Headquarters Palo Alto, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1935
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Clients across 20 different industries rely on Cooley for the legal know-how. Cooley specializes in business law, particularly venture capital and private equity, corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, life sciences and technology transactions, and tax and real estate. The firm also has strength in litigation, with almost half of its 650 lawyers working in that area. Cooley has about 10 offices throughout the US, including four in its home state of California. Other offices are located in Boston; Broomfield, Colorado; New York; Reston, Virginia; Seattle; and... More

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