Background - Careers 2017
What is the most memorable thing that happened on your first day on the job? What is the number one thing on your bucket list? Why did you become a lawyer? What is the number one thing that is different about working here? How do you stay motivated? What's the best compliment you ever got at work? What makes you proud to work here? What's the best career advice you ever got? How do you define strength?

What is the most memorable thing that happened on your first day on the job?

Realizing just how little I knew about what I was supposed to be doing.

Paul Kalish

Being treated like I had worked here my whole life.

Morris DeFeo

Took Crowell startled me half to death by yelling out, 'WHO ARE YOU?' as he flipped off my office lights. I found out later that this is how he introduced himself to new hires. It was his way of saying that we should never forget to look up from our work and connect with each other.

Deirdre Johnson

On my first day at Crowell & Moring, I got on the elevator with a very senior partner who took one look at me clutching my note pad, grinned, and said, 'Welcome to the firm.'

Stephen McBrady

I was swept away by the tradition of the Friday partners' lunch, accompanied by wine and good cheer and chewing over the week's big legal happenings.

Kathleen Sooy

A senior partner asked me to go with him on a pitch to a Fortune 500 company for a large part of its litigation docket that is sole sourced. How many firms would do that?

Mark Klapow

Was taken to lunch by half of the office.

Christine Cwiertny

I was introduced to every (every) attorney in the Antitrust Group (30 people at the time). I couldn't remember everyone's name, but I quickly felt at home.

Shawn Johnson