BigTex Firms' First-Year Associate Ranks Rise By 5.2 Percent

, Texas Lawyer

With a larger first-year associate class for the first time in several years and an offer rate for fall 2009 jobs to recent summer associates that mirrors previous years, it might appear that the hiring activities of Texas' largest firms are a counterpoint to economic trends. Yet these are decisions that were made in the third quarter of 2007 and 2008, respectively -- prior to the current financial crisis.

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