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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

250 West 55th Street,
New York,
NY 10019-9710

  • Head Office: New York City, NY
  • Number of domestic offices: 6
  • Number of international offices: 3
  • Worldwide revenue: $360,000,000
  • Partners (US): 113
  • Associates (US): 153
  • Counsel (US): 90
  • Summer Salary 2016  
  • 1Ls: $3,100/week
  • 2Ls: $3,100/week
  • Post 3Ls: N/A
  • 1Ls hired? Yes
  • Split summers offered? No
  • Can summers spend time in overseas office? No
  • Summers 2016: 25 (21 2Ls, 4 1Ls)
  • Offers/acceptances 2015: 15 offers, 15 acceptances

Main areas of work
Antitrust; bankruptcy and restructuring; corporate; crisis management; finance; government affairs; intellectual property, including global cybersecurity and privacy; litigation; national security, government contracts and regulatory compliance; private clients; real estate; and tax.

Firm profile
Founded in New York in 1917, Kaye Scholer combines the continuity and business acumen of a century-old law firm with a forward looking, results driven approach focused around lasting client relationships. With strengths in five core legal areas— corporate, finance, intellectual property, litigation and real estate—and focusing on two key sectors—life sciences and financial industries—we offer strategic guidance and legal services to public and private entities facing litigation, transactional or governance challenges. Our lawyers regularly advise on matters across multiple legal jurisdictions, including in the US, Canada, UK, EU and China.

Recruitment details
• Number of 1st year associates: 22
• Number of 2nd year associates: 24
• Associate salaries: 1st year: $180,000
• 2nd year: $190,000
• Clerking policy: Yes

Law Schools attending for OCIs in 2016:
BC/BU Job Fair, Columbia, Cornell, DuPont Minority Job Fair, Fordham, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Harvard, Howard University, Lavender Law Career Fair, Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, Midwest/California Interview Consortium, Northeast Black Law Students Association Job Fair, Northwestern University, New York University, St John’s, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, UVA, On Tour, Berkeley, Stanford

Summer details
Summer associate profile:
At Kaye Scholer, our summer associates receive work assignments that are equal in responsibility to the work assigned to first and second year associates. We look for summer associates with a “can do” attitude, who are professional, responsive, and have a genuine interest in our work.

Summer program components:
Kaye Scholer encourages summer associates to work on projects from all of our diverse practice groups to best help them achieve their individual goals. Summer associates participate in training sessions and are given front-line responsibilities on a variety of projects including legal research, drafting, negotiations, closings, client conferences and court proceedings. Summer associates are encouraged to work on pro bono cases across a wide range of areas. In addition, we offer a mentor program, informal feedback, and formal feedback including a midsummer review and an end of summer debriefing.