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North Carolina Firms

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North Carolina Firms
« on: August 06, 2008, 01:15:29 AM »
Does anybody have any experience with, or knowledge of any of the larger firms in North Carolina (e.g. Smith Moore, Poyner, Womble, etc.)?  OCI is fast approaching and I could use some information as to which are most desirable/which to stay away from.  Thanks.

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Re: North Carolina Firms
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 06:05:34 AM »
More national firms like Alston are going to give you more job security than the smaller firms. If they're listed in AmLaw, check their PPP (esp as compared to last year and the year before) to get some sense of how the firm is doing financially. Also, do a search on abovethelaw to see if there are any lay-off rumors or other red flags.

All that said, I wouldn't be too picky in this economy. If you get an offer, take it. You want an offer, you want to get your foot in the door, even if it isn't perfect right away, you have a better shot at moving around after your first year than at getting a job after graduation if you don't have an offer on the table at that point.
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Re: North Carolina Firms
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 09:05:15 PM »
tag, good thread
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