With regards to the firms being the most profitable.... They are also some of the most selective and therefore are courting H,Y,S grads and possibly throwing out MUCH more money in terms of clerkship bonuses, recruitment efforts, etc . . . .
1) the point about those three firms was you said I don't know anything about you. I was pointing out that from your previous posts I do know a few things about you. Secondly, the DC firms I named are the most profitable of the DC firms and the ones most likely to be able to make money off of lower year associates. I did not hear the information from a firm reception but from a presentation by a known expert. And Covington, Wilmer, and Willams are the firms in Washington that count.