Paul Weiss Rifkind

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Paul Weiss Rifkind Reviews

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    Excellent co-workers and cases with whom you spend all your time.

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Paul Weiss Rifkind full-time

    Pros

    The partners and associates at Paul, Weiss are extremely smart and often interesting and/or endearingly eccentric. Most of my cases were intellectually challenging. The litigation support staff is excellent. It is a great place to learn about litigation and, if you are driven to be to a big time litigator and have the intellectual firepower, to make your career. The firm is generally successful at fostering a liberal, female friendly and gay friendly environment.

    Cons

    The hours are long and can feel unrelenting. It is a big machine and individuals often get lost. Although people are generally civil, there is a lot of passive aggressive backbiting.

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    From the perspective of a former associate, it would have been nice if the firm paid more attention to the professional development of its associates, encouraged them to take more vacation days, and provided more transparency regarding career prospects.

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Paul Weiss Rifkind Interviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014

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    Litigation Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two interviews -- one with paralegal manager & other paralegals, one with partner in charge of paralegals. I submitted my resume via their website and heard back within a week or two. I believe the process is different in NYC because they have more paralegals...I'm not sure that you interview with the other paralegals or a partner there, and they do more recruiting in general.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult or unexpected. Standard interview questions with specificities about interest in the law, flexibility, and future plans (they like people who can stay at least two years).   Answer Question
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Paul Weiss Rifkind Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
50 Best Law Firms for Women, Working Mother, 2009

Additional Info

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Website www.paulweiss.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1946
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison doesn't mind the spotlight. The law firm has built a substantial practice related to the entertainment industry, to go along with its work on high-profile corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions) and litigation. In addition, Paul, Weiss practices in areas such as bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, intellectual property, and real estate. Its 700-plus lawyers work from three offices in the US and five in Canada, China, Japan, and the UK. The firm draws clients from the Asia/Pacific region and Europe as well as... More

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