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Experience with These Firms?
« on: June 22, 2008, 05:23:23 PM »
Hello.  I'm about to submit my bids for Early Interview Week and I've come up with a list of 35 firms to bid on. Now I need to rank these firms by order of prefrence.  If anyone has any personal experience with any of these firms I would love to hear your thoughts.  They are in no particular order (except alphabetical order).

1. Akin Gump
2. Alston & Bird
3. Arent Fox
4. Arnold & Porter
5. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
6. Chadbourne & Parke
7. Cooley Godward
8. Dechert
9. Fulbright & Jaworski
10. Goodwin Procter
11. Greenberg Traurig
12. Heller Ehrman
13. Holland & Knight
14. Hughes Hubbard & Reed
15. Jones Day
16. Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman
17. Kaye Scholer
18. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis
19. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
20. Latham & Watkins
21. Mayer Brown
22. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
23. Morrison & Foerster
24. Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker
25. Pillsbury Winthrop
26. Proskauer Rose
27. Ropes & Gray
28. Shearman & Sterling
29. Sidley Austin
30. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
31. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
32. Troutman Sanders
33. Weil, Gotshal & Manges
34. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
35. Winston & Strawn

I should also mention that I'm interested in working for a firm that has a diverse litigation practice (not just securities).  And that I would like to have some semblance of a life, but I'm not in the dark about working typical law firm hours.  Any thoughts are much appreciated.

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Re: Experience with These Firms?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008, 05:29:12 PM »
Nice list, I'm interested in a lot of those firms as well.  Any insight would be appreciated!

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Re: Experience with These Firms?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008, 05:32:38 PM »
Hello.  I'm about to submit my bids for Early Interview Week and I've come up with a list of 35 firms to bid on. Now I need to rank these firms by order of prefrence.  If anyone has any personal experience with any of these firms I would love to hear your thoughts.  They are in no particular order (except alphabetical order).

1. Akin Gump
2. Alston & Bird
3. Arent Fox
4. Arnold & Porter
5. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
6. Chadbourne & Parke
7. Cooley Godward
8. Dechert
9. Fulbright & Jaworski
10. Goodwin Procter
11. Greenberg Traurig
12. Heller Ehrman
13. Holland & Knight
14. Hughes Hubbard & Reed
15. Jones Day
16. Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman
17. Kaye Scholer
18. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis
19. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
20. Latham & Watkins
21. Mayer Brown
22. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
23. Morrison & Foerster
24. Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker
25. Pillsbury Winthrop
26. Proskauer Rose
27. Ropes & Gray
28. Shearman & Sterling
29. Sidley Austin
30. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
31. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
32. Troutman Sanders
33. Weil, Gotshal & Manges
34. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
35. Winston & Strawn

I should also mention that I'm interested in working for a firm that has a diverse litigation practice (not just securities).  And that I would like to have some semblance of a life, but I'm not in the dark about working typical law firm hours.  Any thoughts are much appreciated.

What market are you looking for?  And if you're interested in diverse litigation, why no Paul Weiss?

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Re: Experience with These Firms?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008, 05:38:24 PM »
I'm looking in New York.  Paul Weiss was originally on my list, however, my school's statistics show that, though they do offer a lot of callbacks to our students, they don't extend many offers.  I'm looking at firms that have a closer nexus with # of callbacks and # of offers.

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Re: Experience with These Firms?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008, 09:27:53 PM »
I'm looking in New York.  Paul Weiss was originally on my list, however, my school's statistics show that, though they do offer a lot of callbacks to our students, they don't extend many offers.  I'm looking at firms that have a closer nexus with # of callbacks and # of offers.

Gotcha.  I actually don't have any personal experience with any of these firms to share, unfortunately.  Best of luck though.

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Re: Experience with These Firms?
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2008, 04:18:34 AM »
well doesn't this depend a lot on your class ranking too?

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Re: Experience with These Firms?
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008, 09:27:03 AM »
Sorry for the ignorance, but what exactly is "early interview week?"  My school doesn't offer this and I'm starting to feel left out   :(

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Re: Experience with These Firms?
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2008, 03:05:24 PM »
Actually what I'm asking about does not depend at all on my class rank.  I'm not asking my chances of being hired by any of these firms, just people's general experience with them.  I'm qualified for a position at any of them.

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Re: Experience with These Firms?
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2008, 05:28:52 PM »
Go with a firm that's headquartered in NY.
If you're qualified and can take your pick, it doesn't make much sense to work at a satellite office.

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Re: Experience with These Firms?
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2008, 06:33:01 PM »
Resident CLS Troll, are you at Paul Weiss?  They're currently one of my top bid choices, so I'd love to hear any firsthand info about what it's like to work there.
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