Paul Hastings

FYI, Paul Hastings in California is requiring all associates to be in the office everyday moving forward starting Labor Day.

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Paul Hastings people in DC - do associates have windows in the new office? I know NY associates all have interior offices.

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Anyone know wfh protocol (as in after everyone is vaccinated can we still wfh) at Paul Hastings or DLA? Thanks!

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To those in Palo Alto, what's the reputation amongst the BigLaw firms there? Thoughts on Wilson Sonsini or Paul Hastings? Interviewing at the moment and trying to get a sense of the on the ground … more

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Paul Hastings folks, does that return to the office memo make it seem like we’ll be fully operational (5 days in office), or is there still a chance we’ll have remote work flexibility?

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Anyone else get the recruiting email from Paul Hastings just now? Any word on if they’ll be ok with a full-remote associate?

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