Squire Sanders & Dempsey

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    Former Employee - Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Associate in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Squire Sanders & Dempsey full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This firm still believes in the generalist model. allowing junior attorneys to develop the so very important broad experience necessary to be an excellent lawyer overall and to avoid blinders when one specializes.

    Cons

    As is customary in Big Law the work-life balance is not good. In recent years the above Pro (quality broad based training) may be suffering, in particular in the smaller offices, as the lack of senior associate and junior partners to train junior attorneys becomes apparent from layoffs in 2009 that resulted from the 2008 financial crisis.

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    Remember how important it is to have a pipeline of talent to sustainability of the Firm, and service the clients (in particular the institutionalized clients).

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Squire Sanders & Dempsey.

    Interview Details

    Was first contacted by email about setting up a preliminary interview which would go over some basic qualifications and lasted about 20 minutes. The second round interview lasted about an hour and took place with a panel of attorneys and a paralegal.

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    • A case study involving some very tedious administrative tasks, asking in what sequence I would complete said tasks.   Answer Question
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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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Website www.ssd.com
Headquarters Cleveland, OH
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey lets its attorneys see the world. Since its founding in 1890, the firm has grown to more than 1300 lawyers with more than 35 offices spanning 17 countries across the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey focuses on a variety of practice areas, including corporate, environment, labor and employment, litigation, public sector, regulations, and taxes. The firm's clients include energy utilities, health care organizations, hospitality and leisure businesses, real estate groups, and media and entertainment companies. The company's... More

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