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Does anyone know anything about Howrey?

Rajah

Does anyone know anything about Howrey?
« on: September 02, 2008, 05:03:56 PM »
Anyone know anything about this firm?

Re: Does anyone know anything about Howrey?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 10:54:20 AM »
They are very heavy on IP litigation.  Their summer program is typically 8 weeks long, though you're paid for 10, and among other things, includes a litigation "boot camp."

Re: Does anyone know anything about Howrey?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 11:48:55 AM »
lit-only sweat shop

if that's ok with you, it's a good firm

Rajah

Re: Does anyone know anything about Howrey?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2008, 01:53:08 PM »
Sweat shop? Really?

Re: Does anyone know anything about Howrey?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008, 01:06:17 AM »
Howrey is cheap on bonuses, they changed their bonus structure from lock-step to performance based (aka how you stack up against your peers), which creates a very unhealthy, competitive atmosphere. Overall, Howrey is an "average" BigLaw firm.  They represented Boston Scientific and got destroyed at trial in the Eastern District of Texas. Verdict was against Boston Scientific in the billion-figure!  It's safe to say that Boston Scientific has fired Howrey.

Re: Does anyone know anything about Howrey?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008, 11:15:57 AM »
They represented Boston Scientific and got destroyed at trial in the Eastern District of Texas. Verdict was against Boston Scientific in the billion-figure!  It's safe to say that Boston Scientific has fired Howrey.

What are you talking about?  Howrey is none of my business, but you should get your facts right.  The initial award was $250 million, not billion, and that has been cut to $19 million with appeal pending.

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