Had the economy not gone into a tail spin, Christopher Reid would likely be elbow-deep in research for discovery in a patent lawsuit at Ropes & Gray.
Instead, Ropes & Gray announced in March that it was delaying start dates for new associates and those who chose to could work at non-profit agencies for a $60,000 stipend. Reid said he was initially “freaked out” but later decided the non-profit work might pull him out of his research comfort zone by forcing him into court with clients.
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