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Jessica Pecoraro Quoted in Minnesota Lawyer about Associate Recruitment

October 3, 2013

Jessica Pecoraro, partner and head of Maslon’s Labor & Employment Practice Group and chair of Maslon’s Recruiting Committee, is quoted in an article titled "Stuck in the law firm doughnut hole" which appeared in the September 6, 2013, issue of Minnesota Lawyer. The article is focuses on what some call "the lost generation," graduates from about 2008 to 2011 who did not receive offers or had offers put on hold, then follows with commentary from select law firms regarding associate recruiting.

In the article Jessica shares that Maslon finds "the pool of available associates to be filled to the brim," and that "all of the students at the University of Minnesota’s recent on-campus interviews met the firm's criteria—good grades, good writing skills, well-rounded and with some law background as a clerk or a paralegal." She adds, "We don’t hire a big class and see who’s standing at the end of the summer." The article reports that offers were made to all four of Maslon's 2013 Summer Associates and notes that Maslon dedicates a lot of resources to the summer classes, explaining "Each associate has three mentors to each summer associate—a writing mentor, an associate mentor, and a partner."

Jessica Pecoraro works with employers to obtain solutions in various types of employment disputes. She counsels employers in numerous aspects of employment law including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour law compliance, military leave laws, personnel policy development and review, employment agreements, drug testing, and discipline and discharge issues. Jessica also advises employers with regard to labor issues concerning union organizing campaigns, unfair labor practice charge responses, and labor strikes.

The article is available to subscribers of Minnesota Lawyer online.


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