The Best Summer Associates Programs

Best Summer Associate Programs – Overall Ranking

 

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2016 Rank2015 RankFirmLocationSummer Associate Weekly PayFirst Year Starting Pay2014 Summer Associate HiresNumber of Attorneys Overall
 1 2 Foley Hoag LLP Boston, MA $3,077 $160,000 16 of 16 249
 2 3 O’Melveny & Myers LLP Los Angeles, CA $3,100 $160,000 56 of 59 700
 3 NR Paul Hastings LLP New York, NY $3,070 $160,000 61 of 63 1,000
 4 11 Proskauer Rose LLP New York, NY $3,077 $160,000 (New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington DC Only) 70 of 73 700
 5 NR Saul Ewing LLP Philadelphia, PA $2,596 $135,000 5 of 6 268
 6 1 Morrison & Foerster LLP San Francisco, CA NA $160,000 72 of 75 998
 7 NR Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP New York, NY $3,077 $160,000 22 of 22 2,600
 8 4 Venable LLP Washington, DC $3,076 $160,000 31 of 31 633
 9 5 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Los Angeles, CA $3,080 $160,000 119 of 123 1,236
 10 18 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Washington, DC $3,077 $160,000 40 of 40 923
 11 10 Kaye Scholer LLP New York, NY $3,100 $160,000 13 of 14 400
 12 24 Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP New York, NY $3,077 $160,000 56 of 56 580
 13 NR Crowell & Moring LLP Washington, DC $3,077 $160,000 14 of 16 488
 14 NR Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobsen LLP New York, NY $3,100 $160,000 40 of 40 414
 15 27 Ropes & Gray LLP Boston, MA $3,100 $160,000 101 of 101 1,103
 16 17 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP New York, NY $3,077 $160,000 28 of 34 688
 17 43 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP Washington, DC $3,100 $160,000 10 of 11 320
 18 6 Shook, Hardy& Bacon LLP Kansas City, MO$2,750 (Houston and California), $2,300 (Kansas City and Tampa), $2,600 (Miami), $2,850 (Washington, DC)$145,000 (Houston and California), $120,000 (Kansas City and Tampa), $135,000 (Miami), $150,000 (Washington, DC) 16 of 18 464
 19 8 Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Memphis, TN $1,200-$2,100 $120,000 17 of 30 696
 20 16 Williams & Connolly LLP Washington, DC $3,845 $200,000 NA 314
 21 NR Dorsey & Whitney LLP Minneapolis, MN $2,100 $110,000 33 of 34 562
 22 20 Milibank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP New York, NY $3,077 $160,000 47 of 47 646
 23 NR Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Washington, DC $3,077 $135,000 17 of 17 441
 24 28 WilmerHale Washington, DC $3,100 $160,000 86 of 89 1,101
 25 23 Linklaters LLP (USA) New York, NY $3,077 $160,000 21 of 22 2,600
 26 NR Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP Minneapolis, MN $2,076 $125,000 (Atlanta), $135,000 (Boston), $140,000 (Los Angeles), $110,000 (Minneapolis), $160,000 (New York) 7 of 7 227
 27 15 Latham & Watkins LLP New York, NY $3,080 $160,000 162 of 162 2,000
 28 NR Mayer Brown LLP Chicago, IL $3,077 ($2,750 in Charlotte) $160,000 66 of 69 1,600
 29 38 Irell & Manella LLP Los Angeles, CA $3,080 $160,000 30 of 31 135
 30 22 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates New York, NY $3,100 $160,000 181 0f 181 1,631

Source: Vault
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