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  • Thu, October 06, 2016 9:19 AM | Dmitriy Galyutin (Administrator)

    The 2016 WALRAA Board of Directors is excited to roll out the new Board of Directors Election Process for 2017.

    We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Board of Directors. Nominate a WALRAA colleague or nominate yourself by completing the nomination form

    Nominations will be accepted through Friday, October 14. Elections will take place via electronic ballot during the first week of November. The 2016 Board will be announced at our Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, November 16.

    We strongly encourage you to nominate yourself or others for a position on the Board. Please feel free to contact any current or past member of the Board for more information on the benefits of Board participation.

    For more information regarding the elections please visit the BOD Election page.

  • Wed, September 14, 2016 9:43 PM | Dmitriy Galyutin (Administrator)


    Stephanie Aladj

    Recruiting Manager

    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

    How long have you been a member of WALRAA? What has been your favorite experience so far?

    4 Years. I don’t have a particular favorite experience that comes to mind (though the happy hours and holiday party are always fun!). I think what has been my favorite thing to see is my counterparts at different firms growing and excelling over the years.  A bunch of us started as assistants around the same time.  I’ve watched a lot of those folks (myself included) transition from assistants to coordinators to senior coordinators. Now some of us are starting to become managers.  It has been fun growing in our roles together.

    How has WALRAA helped you in your field?

    Networking! It has been great meeting and getting to know my counterparts at different firms and the career service folks at nearby law schools. It makes life so much easier when you can just pick up the phone and call your WALRAA contacts when you have questions/concerns. 

    How did you first learn about and get started in Attorney Recruiting/Career Services?

    Happened totally by accident. After college, I knew I wanted to move to D.C., so I randomly applied to an HR Admin Assistant job at a law firm (happened to be Gibson Dunn). They ended up hiring me. Eventually they asked me to move into the Recruiting Department to temporarily help during the ʺbusy season.ʺ I had no idea what that would entail, but agreed to do it because their team was down two people. Got busy during the busy season. Temporarily helping turned into permanently helping. And now, I'm still here! 

    What is your favorite moment of your career so far?

    Don't have a particular moment but by far my favorite thing is seeing the summers come back as associates.  

    What is it that challenges you most in your job?

    ʺNever a dull momentʺ is a saying we are constantly using around here. As soon as you think you've got everything under control, something you were not expecting happens. Additionally, there is no way around it, the month of August is a challenge, year in and year out.  

    How do you balance your career and personal life?

    Putting the busy season aside, I usually am able to get out of the office by 5:30-6:00pm most days. If I want to make a workout class or dinner or whatever, I prioritize throughout the day and I make it known to my colleagues that I want to leave by X time.

    There are plenty of times throughout the Summer Program and the OCI/callback season when I am working late, so when I can leave on time during the rest of the year, I leave!  

    What professional goals have you set for yourself this year?

    I was recently promoted from Coordinator to Manager. I'm hoping to just continue to gain confidence in my new role and be a good mentor to my team. 

    What is the best professional advice you have received? 

    Prioritize - not everything needs to get done immediately.  

    What do you like to do for fun?

    Hang with friends, hang with my dog (lots of time at the dog park), go out to eat, go to concerts, bop around D.C. Nothing too out of the ordinary. 

    Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know.

    I have a little French Bulldog named Lola. I'm totally obsessed! 


  • Mon, September 12, 2016 10:18 PM | Dmitriy Galyutin (Administrator)

    Press Release, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

    September 12, 2016

    Former Solicitor General and renowned Supreme Court advocate Paul D. Clement and former Assistant Attorney General and Bancroft PLLC founder Viet D. Dinh and entire Bancroft firm to join Kirkland & Ellis.

    Kirkland & Ellis Press Release

  • Thu, September 08, 2016 9:12 AM | Dmitriy Galyutin (Administrator)

    By: Emily Glazer and Sara Randazzo, Wall Street Journal

    September 7, 2016

    Attorneys are among the clients most affected by the private bank’s recent decision to double its minimum to $10 million in investible assets.

    Are You a Rich Lawyer? You May Not Be Rich Enough for J.P. Morgan

  • Thu, September 01, 2016 9:17 AM | Dmitriy Galyutin (Administrator)

    By: Nicholas Bruch, Law.com

    August 23, 2016

    As the dust settles after a hectic summer of associate salary raise announcements by major law firms, many questions remain unanswered about why so many law firms decided associate pay needed to be increased.

    Why Did Cravath Increase Associate Salaries?

  • Wed, August 24, 2016 10:14 AM | Dmitriy Galyutin (Administrator)

    By: Elizabeth Olson, New York Times

    August 17, 2016

    Last year’s law school graduates landed fewer jobs in private practice than any class in the last two decades, according to the National Association for Law Placement, which tracks developments in the legal profession.

    2015 Law School Graduates Got Fewer Jobs in Private Practice

  • Mon, August 15, 2016 10:33 AM | Dmitriy Galyutin (Administrator)
    By: Jane Croft, Financial Times

    August 15, 2016

    "London law firms are facing a battle for talented recruits as rival American organisations award large pay increases to their newly qualified lawyers this year — with one paying its London staff in dollars."

    London lawyers tempted by dollar bonanza

  • Wed, August 10, 2016 10:48 AM | Dmitriy Galyutin (Administrator)

    By: Sara Randazzo, Wall Street Journal

    August 9, 2016

    "Saying it was time to “catch up,” rule makers at the American Bar Association voted this week to make it professional misconduct for attorneys to harass or discriminate in actions related to the practice of law."

    ABA Adopts Disputed Antidiscrimination Rule

  • Wed, August 03, 2016 8:55 AM | Dmitriy Galyutin (Administrator)

    July 11, 2016

    "Among this year's winning firms, women make up an average of 20 percent of all equity partners, and they hold a quarter of the seats on both the executive and the finance committees. These profiles of the Best Law Firms for Women detail how well women are represented in the partnership of each firm as well as highlighting benefits offered for parents."

    Arnold & Porter King & Spalding
    Baker & McKenzie Kirkland & Ellis
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Latham & Watkins
    Cooley Littler
    Crowell & Moring Lowenstein Sandler
    Davis Wright Tremaine Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
    Debevoise & Plimpton McDermott Will & Emery
    DLA Piper McGuireWoods
    Dorsey & Whitney Morrison & Foerster
    Duane Morris Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg
    Faegre Baker Daniels Norton Rose Fulbright
    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
    Foley & Lardner O’Melveny & Myers
    Fox Rothschild Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
    Fredrikson & Byron Perkins Coie
    Gibbons Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
    Goodwin Procter Quarles & Brady
    Gray Plant Mooty Reed Smith
    Hanson Bridgett Schiff Hardin
    Hogan Lovells US Seyfarth Shaw
    Holland & Hart Shook, Hardy & Bacon
    Holland & Knight Sidley Austin
    Ice Miller Troutman Sanders
    Katten Muchin Rosenman Vinson & Elkins
    Kaye Scholer WilmerHale

    The 2016 Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women

  • Tue, August 02, 2016 9:16 AM | Dmitriy Galyutin (Administrator)

    By: Stephanie Francis Ward, ABA Journal

    August 1, 2016

    "Concerns about enforcement of accreditation standards and the need for response to law school costs, student debt and lack of lawyer jobs swirled during a Department of Education panel’s discussion that led to their vote to recommend suspending the ABA from accrediting law schools for one year, a transcript of the hearing shows."

    Federal panel 'sent a signal' to ABA about law school loans and accreditation enforcement

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