Employer Receptions

Over the winter break, employers will hold receptions for students across the country and abroad. Below is information regarding who, when, where and how to RSVP for any which interest you. This page is frequently updated, so check back often! More opportunities for networking over the winter break can also be found on the Duke Law Clubs pages.

Please email Erin Biggerstaff in the Career Center if you have any questions.

U.S. Opportunities by State:


Baker Donelson 1L Holiday Party in Birmingham
Thursday, December 18, 4:30-5:30 PM
Wells Fargo Tower
420 20th Street N, Suite 1400, Birmingham, AL 35203
Please RSVP to Laney Mayfield

Lightfoot, Franklin & White 1L Holiday Open House in Birmingham
Thursday, December 18, 4-5 PM
400 20th Street N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Please RSVP to Ashley Cox

Sirote & Permutt, PC Holiday Reception in Birmingham
Monday, December 22, 5-7 PM
Sirote & Permutt
2311 Highland Ave South, Birmingham AL, 35205
Please RSVP to Matthew Geller by December 15 - 205.930.5125

Cabaniss, Johnson, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal 1L Holiday Party
Teusday, December 23, 5:30-7:30 PM
Carrigan's Public House
2430 Morris Ave., Birmingham AL
Please RSVP to Leila Deep

Burr & Forman Holiday Reception
Teusday, December 30, 4:30-6:00 PM
Burr & Forman Office Auditorium
Wells Fargo Building, 420 North 20th St., 34th fl., Birmingham AL
Please RSVP here


Quarles and Brady 1L Holiday Reception in Phoenix
Monday, December 22, 4-6PM
Phoenix Office
2 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Please RSVP by December 12 to Lauren Schneider


Orrick SF Office 1L Open House
Monday, December 22, 3:30PM
Orrick Building
405 Howard St., San Fransico
Please RSVP to Jenny Li

Knobbe Martens Holiday Reception in Irvine
Tuesday, December 30, 5:30-7:30PM
Knobbe Martens
2040 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614
Please RSVP by December 19 to Jordan Budnick
Note: for 1Ls, 2Ls & 3Ls with a technical background who are interested in IP law


Greenberg Traurig Holiday Cocktail Reception
Monday, December 22, 5:00-6:30PM
Greenberg Traurig Miami Office
333 S.E. 2nd Ave., 44th Fl., Suite 4400
Miami, FL 33131
RSVP to Joan-Liz Painson by December 15

Bilzin Sumberg: Minority Networking Reception in Miami
Monday, December 22, 5:30-7:30PM
Bilzin Sumberg
1450 Brickell Ave, 23rd Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Please RSVP to Jennyva Araque

Stearns Weaver: 1L "Home for the Holidays" Summer Associate Consideration
This invitation is for all 1Ls who would like to be considered for the 2015 Summer Associate Program.
Please send resume to:
Mona Santacruz
Please email by December 12
Visit online at www.stearnsweaver.com


Jenner & Block Winter Break Open House
Monday, December 29, 5-7 PM

353 N. Clark Street 45th Floor, Chicago, IL
Please RSVP by December 23 to Cat Overman

Quarles and Brady 1L Holiday Reception in Chicago
Tuesday, December 30, 4-6 PM
Chicago Office
300 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4000
Please RSVP by December 19 to Michelle Koliopoulos


Faegre Baker Daniels 1L Leadership Academy in Minneapolis
Monday, December 22, 2:45-6:00 PM 
The program starts with registration, followed by a leadership session and ends with a networking reception.
2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN
Please Register Here


Thompson Coburn 1L Winter Reception
Monday, December 22, 6:00-7:00 PM 
One US Bank Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101
Please RSVP by December 19 to Samantha Frankie

New York

Milbank - 1L Mock Interviews
Dates Flexible
One Chase Manhattan Plaza
New York, NY 10005
Milbank has extended an open invitation to any Duke Law 1Ls who may be in the NYC area over the winter break to come to their office in downtown Manhattan for a mock interview/office visit. 
Interested students should contact Nathaniel Brown.

Hodgson Russ: 1L Reception in Buffalo
Monday, January 5, 5:00-7:00 PM
The Guaranty Building
140 Pearl Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Please RSVP to Shannon Scott by Monday, December 22

Norton Rose Fulbright: 1L Holiday Reception in New York
Monday, December 22, 5:30-7:30 PM
666 Fifth Avenue - 33rd floor
New York, NY
Please RSVP to Kristin Hagestad

North Carolina

Alston & Bird: 1L Cocktails and Conversation
Monday, December 22, 5:30-7:30 PM
Bank of America Plaza
101 South Tryon Street, 40th Floor
Charlotte, NC
Please RSVP by December 12 to Donnita Lee


Bricker & Eckler: Home for the Holidays Open House
Tuesday, December 30, 3:30-5:00 PM
100 South Third Street
Columbus, OH
Cocktail Reception to mingle with attorneys, including the Recruiting Committee.
Please RSVP by December 19 to Patti Lach

Squire Patton Boggs: 1L Reception in Cleveland
Monday, December 29, 5:00-6:30 PM
4900 Key Tower, 127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH
Please RSVP by December 22 to Jennifer Shumaker


Jackson Walker: Home for the Holidays 1L Reception
Monday, December 22, 5:00-7:00 PM
5 Houston Center, 1401 McKinney St.
Houston, TX
Please RSVP to Melissa Bates

Norton Rose Fulbright: 1L Holiday Reception in Austin
Monday, December 22, 5:30-7:30 PM
98 San Jacinto Boulevard - 11th floor
Austin, TX
Please RSVP to Katherine Herring

Norton Rose Fulbright: 1L Holiday Reception in Dallas
Monday, December 22, 5:30-7:30 PM
2200 Ross Avenue - 28th floor
Dallas, TX
Please RSVP to Meredith Godbold

Norton Rose Fulbright: 1L Holiday Reception in Houston
Monday, December 22, 5:30-7:30 PM
1301 McKinney Avenue - 48th floor
Houston, TX
Please RSVP to Caroline Blume

Washington, DC

Norton Rose Fulbright: 1L Holiday Reception in DC
Wednesday, January 7, 5:30-7:30 PM
801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW - 4th floor
Washington, DC
Please RSVP to Caroline Waters


Milwaukee Law Firms 1L Holiday Reception - Multiple Office Locations
Monday, December 29, various Times and locations
Map of Downtown Milwaukee locations
Offices participating include Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, Quarles & Brady, Godfrey & Kahn, Foley & Lardner, and Michael Best & Friedrich. Please see invitation for RSVP details.