Amy Simmons Quoted in “The Key to Hiring the Best Summer Associates”


Amy Simmons, Director of Legal Recruitment and Professional Development in the firm’s Washington, DC, office was quoted in Law360, in “The Key to Hiring the Best Summer Associates,” by Aaron Vehling.

Following is an excerpt:

A firm such as Epstein Becker Green engages in a “a lot of self-reflection as to who we are,” said Amy Simmons, director of legal recruitment and professional development for the firm. …

“We have the same people conduct all interviews because at least on some level it’s apples to apples,” she said.

That committee extends its laser-like precision in a few different ways. For starters, Epstein Becker is an employment and health care firm, so candidates without a firm interest in either practice aren’t going to be a good match, according to Simmons.

Beyond that, there’s what the firm expects out of its summer associates, she said.

The firm’s summer-associate program is somewhat like those that firms have traditionally offered — fun summer activities, such as team-building events, informal happy hours and dinner at a partner’s home. But Epstein Becker also calls for its summer associates to “work really hard over the summer” by helping out with billable projects and the firm’s pro bono efforts, Simmons said.

Learn more about Epstein Becker Green's Summer Associate Program.