Greenberg Traurig Takes New Approach to On-Campus Interview, Associate
MIAMI, FL -- October 26, 2004 -- The international law firm Greenberg
Traurig LLP has taken a new approach to recruitment and training of young
lawyers in 2004. The firm deepened its on-campus recruiting activities and
summer associates’ programs to reflect the firm’s business-focused approach
to the practice of law.
Carol Allen, Greenberg Traurig’s Chief Recruitment Officer, said, “We
are looking for exceptionally bright students with a unique set of skills.
In a business-oriented firm, people who tend to do best are those who understand
business and understand the law."
Chairs of national practice groups and members of firm management conducted
on-campus interviews during visits to 40 universities and job fairs across
the country. They structured interviews to learn more about the students’
leadership and business experiences. Candidates received on-the-spot call-back
offers for interviews at the firm. Traditionally, students can wait several
weeks for call-back offers.
A deepening of the interview process was consistent with the business
element of the firm’s Summer Associate program. The firm’s 2004 summer associate
class participated in the inaugural Summer Associates Business Challenge,
a contest loosely based on “The Apprentice.” Teams were asked to develop
solutions and provide recommendations to training, mentoring and business-development
challenges faced by law firms. This enabled summer associates to stand in
the shoes of the firm’s leaders and learn about the business of running
a law firm.
“The Summer Associates Business Challenge enabled law students to sharpen
their business skills in the early stage of their career. These skills will
make them more effective lawyers,” Allen said.
Summer associates used a variety of tools to present their recommendations,
including video production, role-playing and recreation of Greek mythology.
The summer associates all gathered in New York to present their ideas to
an audience of 100 shareholders, associates and summer associates. Many
of the recommendations are being considered for implementation.
See also: GT’s Summer Associate Program
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with 1,500
attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The
firm is ranked seventh on The American Lawyer's Am Law 100 listing of the
largest law firms in the U.S., based on number of lawyers.
Greenberg Traurig serves clients from offices in: Albany, NY; Amsterdam, The
Netherlands; Atlanta, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver,
CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL;
Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA;
Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tokyo, Japan;
Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington, DE; and Zurich,
Switzerland. Additionally, the firm has strategic alliances with the following independent
law firms: Olswang, London and Brussels; Studio Santa Maria, Milan and Rome; and
Hayabusa Kokusai Law Offices in Tokyo.
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