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DavidAames

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Choosing between 2 D.C. firms
« on: October 18, 2008, 06:52:12 PM »
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Re: Choosing between 2 D.C. firms
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008, 07:06:15 PM »
Probably Arnold because it's based in DC.

But this board is full of students. Go talk to some graduates.

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Re: Choosing between 2 D.C. firms
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2008, 12:47:05 AM »
Sidley has some really good appellate attorneys, while I don't think AP does.  So that is something to think about, although Sidley probably wouldn't let you have that work once you're an associate unless you've done a COA clerkship. 

That's sort of my impression as well, re: the COA clerkship as a requisite for immediate appellate work.  But I do know that 1st/2nd year associates work w/ people like Carter Phillips on major cases, so that is within the realm of possibility.  I myself am strongly leaning towards working at Sidley next summer...

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Re: Choosing between 2 D.C. firms
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2008, 09:18:29 PM »
 I used to work on the staff of Arnold and Porter. The firm treats their attorneys really well and they seem, for the most part, satisfied with their jobs. A lot of the associates and partners have been at the firm for a while. A&P's office in DC is the largest and the firm has an excellent reputation both in DC and outside as well.