Law professor Charles Reich, who went on to write "The Greening of America," began his legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in 1952. In this letter to a new associate, he describes the firm of yesteryear, when only men worked at Cravath because women were deemed a "distraction," no one was too high up to proofread documents, and billable hours and making partner weren't a big deal. The message was: Excellent work is expected, but the pressure is off. Associates were on the inside for life.
Cravath Veteran Recalls Law Firm Life of Yesteryear
The American Lawyer
December 17, 2007
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