I worked at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur full-time
Friendly staff, experienced attorneys, reasonable hours (for biglaw), overall a good place to work. As a first year or lateral, I would recommend PWMA as a place to go.
The DC office is remote from the main office in Ohio- figuratively and literally, so there is often a feeling of being left out or left behind compared to the offices in the rest of the firm.
I have been working at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur full-time
The people are warm and personable, and care about you, your work and the company's success.
It is a more conservative atmosphere in which administrative functions must climb through layers of approvals to get things processed, to get ideas heard, etc.
The company is in down-town D.C. just a few blocks from the White House. It has fairly good name recognition and allows me to credibly claim experience in the field I want to work in.
I was lied to about the opportunity to move from a intern to a full-time position. Despite receiving no negative feedback I was also told at the end of the internship that I could not use any materials for my future portfolio.
Advice to Management
I would mandate personnel management classes for the senior partners and anyone in charge of supervising others. The current system leaves room for fiefdoms of tyranny.
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