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Ropes & Gray posts 100% autumn trainee retention score

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All six trainees kept on

Global law firm Ropes & Gray has announced a perfect retention score of 100%.

The Boston-headquartered outfit confirmed that all six of its London trainees will remain at the firm upon qualification this September. The six-strong cohort will be qualifying into the firm’s antitrust, finance, litigation & enforcement, private equity, private investment funds and real estate practices.

Commenting on the news, Ropes & Gray trainee recruitment partner, Ruchit Patel, said:

“We are delighted to see this high calibre group of trainees qualify into six different departments at the firm. It is a great reflection of our breadth of growth in areas that our clients deem important. The retention rate is also a testament to the quality and thoughtfulness of our training programme.”

The 11-office outfit covers a broad range of industries including financial services, healthcare, life sciences and technology. Ropes & Gray launched its UK training programme in 2011 and take on around seven rookies each year.

Legal Cheek’s Firms Most List shows that Ropes & Gray’s newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers will start on a hefty base salary of £115,000, up from a year two trainee one of £50,000 — an uplift of £65,000 or 79%. The firm’s first-year trainees receive £46,000.

The 2018 Firms Most List

Ropes & Gray was a strong performer in our Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey 2017–18. The firm scored A*s for quality of work, office and perks, and As for training and partner approachability. The results from the new Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey 2018–19 will be released next month.

This news comes just days after fellow US players Kirkland & Ellis and White & Case posted autumn rates of 100% (10 out of 10) and 84% (21 out of 25) respectively.

Elsewhere, City player RPC confirmed a score of 82% (14 out of 17) and Stephenson Harwood revealed a result of 90% (nine out of ten). Hogan Lovells retained 96% (27 out of 28) of its rookies, while Taylor Wessing recorded a rate of 91% (21 out of 23). Burges Salmon and Shearman & Sterling reported outcomes of 96% (26 out of 27) and 85% (11 out of 13) respectively.

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27 Comments

Anonymous

“Ropes & Gray kept on 6 out of 6, or 100% of their trainees”

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Anonymous

Bully for them!

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Anonymous

“newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers will start on a hefty base salary of £115,000, up from a year two trainee one of £50,000 — an uplift of £65,000 or 79%”

Brothers! Sisters!

This money is sheer greed! A supertax on this surplus wage – hardly needed for young folk in their twenties – to pay for the NHS and teachers!

I’m voting for Jeremy Corbyn to stop this greed!

VOTE CORBYN

FOR The MANY, NOT THE FEW

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STALLONE

Pls stahp.

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Anonymous

Utter sweatshop, avoid.

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Anonymous

How do you know?

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Anonymous

Hardly

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Anonymous

18 days the norm in transactional teams. Decent wedge compensates for loss of personal life though.

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Anonymous

You mean 18 hours?

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loljkm8

Nah, mate. 18 days straight; 432 billable hours without even taking time to have a shit.

Anonymous

Top bantz.

Anonymous

Lawyers work hard to get where they are! Why should they have it heavily taxed just to fund people who can’t get off their bums and work!

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Anonymous

Genuine question and could do with guidance and advice:

As an NQ at fieldfisher, what are my chances of getting into Ropes & Gray or other US shops?

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Anonymous

If you qualify into the right practice area, qualify at your current firm then look to move (and especially if you look at 1-4pqe), very easy.

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Anonymous

What’s a right practice area lol

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Anonymous

Private equity, leveraged finance, funds, white collar crime, lit/arb, restructuring.

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A*A*A*

What do leveraged finance lawyers do? What do corporate lawyers even do tbh? Surely investment banking is better?

loljkm8

MAKE BANK

Anonymous

Leverage their finance.

Anonymous

HI DONGWEI.

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Anonymous

Depends what your strengths are – Ff are good for data protection for example . If you were in that department you could join a good US firm. Ff are not particularly strong on leveraged finance, therefore it will be harder to join a good US firm from there.

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Anonymous

Chances are lower than a limbo bar at a Jamaican party

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Anonymous

“Legal Cheek’s Firms Most List shows that Ropes & Gray’s newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers will start on a hefty base salary of £115,000, up from a year two trainee one of £50,000 — an uplift of £65,000 or 79%.”

“I can maths”

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Anonymous

It’s not £115K.

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Anonymous

That’s what the website says.

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Anonymous

Had an interview recently, it’s £124K.

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STALLONE

Decent.

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