Interviews for Summer Associate were similar to other Biglaw firms. However, the firm did seem to care about "Why Fried Frank", "Why X Practice Group", and "Why New York."
Awesome culture. The people are awesome, from the senior partners down through the associates and staffers. Best work environment I have ever been in.
A mixture of meaningful, hard work and the type of work that requires note taking and sitting in on conference calls. Obviously this varies by department. Overall, the way they have it is a great mix for the summer. You can always request more work without problem.
Some of the best benefits in the business.
The clients. If you want to work with the best of NY Real Estate or Goldman Sachs/Blackstone, this is your firm.