administrative personnel


Virtually all of the senior administrative positions at the Firm are held by people who started with entry level positions and have had long tenures at the Firm. This exemplifies the Firm's commitment to rewarding talented staff members and helping them build long-term careers at the Firm.


If you are considering a career with us, we suggest that you first read the Introduction and the Facts About D&S before reading further in order to get a greater understanding of the Firm. Once you have completed reading those items, we have the following additional things to say that are particularly relevant to non-lawyers who are considering a career with us:

Many people admittedly start with us in one of our entry level positions.  However, due to our leaner staff, we are able to expose new hires to all aspects of our business thereby giving them fuller training than they would receive in a large law firm setting.  This has resulted in the Firm promoting from within our ranks time and time again due to the high level of talent on our staff.  Ultimately, once administrative personnel join the Firm: 

  • They find they really like the people.
  • They find they really respect the people.
  • They like the values – and they like the hedgehog. 
  • They receive great training and get to put that training to use.

Through our regular review process we are able to identify what people’s strengths are and give them additional training in those areas so that they can perform at their highest level.  This typically leads to promotions with increased responsibilities for our talented staff members, and a career path begins to take shape.  Sometimes the career path is set ahead of time, and sometimes it is developed.

At this point, virtually all of the senior administrative positions at the Firm are held by people who started with entry level positions and have had long tenures at the Firm.  This exemplifies the Firm’s commitment to rewarding talented staff members and helping them build long-term careers at the Firm.  

Please contact our Recruiting Director to discuss a future career at D&S.

Courtney Stoutamire
Director of Recruiting and Personnel
212-672-3762
apply@dsllp.com

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