Mayer Brown Asks Deferred Associates To Start Early

Law360, New York (September 1, 2009, 6:31 PM EDT) -- Mayer Brown LLP reportedly will ask about half of its New York-based first-year associates to start earlier than expected this year, making it the second law firm to do so in the last week.

The news could be a sign of a reversal of the ongoing trend of deferring start dates for new hires, a move numerous firms have been forced to make amid the recession.

Richard Spehr, partner in charge of Mayer Brown's New York office, said about half of the office's 12 first-year associates,...
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