Smaller summer associate classes haven't brought an increased offer rate this year as firms try to balance a drop in work and attrition rates with the number of incoming associates. Drinker Biddle & Reath has a higher percentage offer rate this year than many of its counterparts, but the rate has dropped for the firm compared to 2008, along with its class size. The firm gave offers to about 68 percent, or 25, of the 37 2L summer associates it had firmwide in 2009.
Drinker Biddle Makes Offers to Two-Thirds of Summer Class
The Legal Intelligencer
September 10, 2009