How do associates get their work assignments? How much responsibility do they receive?

This varies by office and by practice group. Some groups have a designated work coordinator while others distribute work in a less structured manner. Each associate works on a wide range of assignments to develop a broad base of knowledge. All associates have direct contact with clients. To respond to our clients with creative, practical solutions and exceptional service, we invest in the rapid development of our lawyers through challenging work experience and formal training. We also encourage our associates to take initiative and to assume as much responsibility as they can handle. We expect that our associates will make a significant contribution on their matters.