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 Gump2. Alston & Bird3. Arent Fox4. Arnold & Porter5. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft6. Chadbourne & Parke7. Cooley Godward8. Dechert9. Fulbright & Jaworski10. Goodwin Procter11. Greenberg Traurig12. Heller Ehrman13. Holland & Knight14. Hughes Hubbard & Reed15. Jones Day16. Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman17. Kaye Scholer18. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis19. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel20. Latham & Watkins21. Mayer Brown22. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy23. Morrison & Foerster24. Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker25. Pillsbury Winthrop26. Proskauer Rose27. Ropes & Gray28. Shearman & Sterling29. Sidley Austin30. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom31. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan32. Troutman Sanders33. Weil, Gotshal & Manges34. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati35. Winston & StrawnI 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.
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.