Associate Deferrals A Thing Of The Past, Experts Say

Law360, New York (April 15, 2011, 7:06 PM EDT) -- Deferred start dates for first-year associates became a standard cost-saving measure for many law firms as the recession ravaged the legal market, but experts say 2011 law school graduates can plan to start work this fall as BigLaw bounces back and hires more judiciously.

Although many law firms have yet to announce start dates for their 2011 associate classes, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Davis Polk & Wardell LLP told Law360 on Friday that their incoming classes would start in the...
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