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doos13

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Cool law firm
« on: January 15, 2008, 12:19:04 PM »
I found this law firm: http://www.wc.com/

It pays 180k starting. What interests me is it doesn't seem very corporate-esque. Are there many other big law firms that don't just do corporate stuff, and that pay well?

Re: Cool law firm
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 12:25:05 PM »
I prefer www.mofo.com

Any firm that could have that website is either really cool or so oblivious that you could probably bill 3000 hours for 1000 of work.

Re: Cool law firm
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 12:28:48 PM »
They are a big litigation firm and it is important to note that they DO NOT pay a bonus.  Most of the big law firms will clear $200,000 (1st year and up) after bonus is taken into account.

on the brighter side its suposedly possible to make partner there unlike most big law firms

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Re: Cool law firm
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008, 12:45:51 PM »
I found this law firm: http://www.wc.com/

It pays 180k starting. What interests me is it doesn't seem very corporate-esque. Are there many other big law firms that don't just do corporate stuff, and that pay well?

what do you mean it doesn't seem corporate-esque? 

to some degree, that's driven by the fact that it's in DC, where corporate transactions practice isn't as big.  but there are definitely firms out there that are more litigation focused than transactions focused.  for example, boies schiller, quinn emmanuel, etc.  but a lot of litigation is still commercial litigation.

That seems interesting to me. I'll look into those places.

Re: Cool law firm
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008, 12:50:02 PM »
W&C has a very high-caliber appellate practice.