Start Dates for First-Year Associates Compared to 2008 Start Dates

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Start Dates

2008 Start Dates

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Sept. 14, 2009; March 1, 2010

Sept. 8

Andrews Kurth

January 2010

October

Baker Botts

Nov. 16, 2009

September

Bracewell & Giuliani

By Nov. 2, 2009

By Oct. 6

Clark, Thomas & Winters

October 2009; January 2010

September

Cox Smith Matthews

Sept. 14, 2009; March 1, 2010

Sept. 8

Gardere Wynne Sewell

Sept. 8, 2009; Jan. 5, 2010

Sept. 2

Haynes and Boone

Nov. 30, 2009

Sept. 22

Hunton & Williams

April 1, 2010

Sept. 15

Jackson Walker

Sept. 8, 2009

Sept. 9

Jones Day

Oct. 29, 2009

Mid-September

K&L Gates

Jan. 4, 2010

Oct. 21

Kelly Hart & Hallman

Sept. 21, 2009

Sept. 2

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell

Jan. 11, 2010

Sept. 8

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr

Sept. 8, 2009; Jan. 18, 2010

Sept. 2

Patton Boggs

Oct. 19, 2009*

Sept. 18

Strasburger & Price

Aug. 17, Sept. 8 and Oct. 5, 2009

Oct. 6

Thompson & Knight

Jan. 19, 2010

Sept. 8

Vinson & Elkins

Nov. 2, 2009; Jan. 4, 2010

September

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Oct. 19 and Nov. 16, 2009; Jan. 19, 2010; January 2011

Sept. 8

Winstead

Sept. 8, 2009; Feb. 1, 2010

Sept. 9

* 2009 start date changed to mid-October to be consistent with firm's other offices, which traditionally have started mid-October.
Note: The firms above are among the 26 largest in Texas, as reported on Texas Lawyer's "The Texas 100" poster, published on April 27, 2009. Five firms decline to provide information: Baker & McKenzie, Brown McCarroll, Fulbright & Jaworski, Greenberg Traurig, and King & Spalding. These are start dates for the firms' Texas associates.The 2008 start dates are for the majority of the firms' first-year associates.
Source: the firms.

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