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Re: Big Law Firms (Why is it so hard for everyone to figure out)
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2007, 01:07:29 AM »
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If you're talking about moving to a small-midsized firm, NOT bloody likely.  Small/mid-sized firms hold a stigma against BIGLAW associates for two main reasons.  (1) they are used to making more money than small/mid-sized firms are willing to pay.  (2) BIGLAW associates do not have the skill level necessary.

That's patently false.  It's very easy to move from BIGLAW to a small or midsized firm, as anyone who has worked in BIGLAW can readily attest.  Look through the bios at a reasonably competent midlaw firm and you'll see that virtually all of them lateraled over from BIGLAW.

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Re: Big Law Firms (Why is it so hard for everyone to figure out)
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2007, 03:02:18 PM »
I recognize you as my senior on this board, but beg to differ
As ranked by Vault
 
1. Jenkens & Gilchrist, PC
2. Saul Ewing LLP
3. Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP
4. Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP
5. Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

and there are 15 more where that came from

Wellm Jenkens and Gilchrist doesn't exist anymore. They were forced to shut down over illegal tax shelters. Your hours there should be good. I don't know much about 2 and 3 but Wiley Rein and Munger do not have short hours.