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Why do people want to go to Vault top 10 firms so much?

Re: Why do people want to go to Vault top 10 firms so much?
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2007, 04:01:32 PM »
Well, some of it will stay the same... but it is getting much bigger and some of it is bound to change. The NY office is 3 times the size it was last year.

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Re: Why do people want to go to Vault top 10 firms so much?
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2007, 08:40:07 PM »
Lifestyle firms are a myth. Even 200 fewer billables in a year is a 4 hour a week difference - not really that much. The bonuses are the same in every firm but Wachtell so thats not why people go. The term V10 is kind of an arbitrary one. A top firm looks good on a resume, probably has interesting work, those are reasons to go there. But V10 isn't really the big deal. Some firms outside of the V10 are amazing at one thing, (paul weiss, Quinn Emmanuel) and are worth going to above a V10 if you prefer it.

I'm all about Quinn Emanuel if I ever do biglaw.

not as lifestyle as they advertise, but a great SF firm.

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Re: Why do people want to go to Vault top 10 firms so much?
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2007, 08:47:50 PM »
Lifestyle firms are a myth. Even 200 fewer billables in a year is a 4 hour a week difference - not really that much. The bonuses are the same in every firm but Wachtell so thats not why people go. The term V10 is kind of an arbitrary one. A top firm looks good on a resume, probably has interesting work, those are reasons to go there. But V10 isn't really the big deal. Some firms outside of the V10 are amazing at one thing, (paul weiss, Quinn Emmanuel) and are worth going to above a V10 if you prefer it.

I'm all about Quinn Emanuel if I ever do biglaw.

not as lifestyle as they advertise, but a great SF firm.

I'm "all about" going wherever "London Bound" goes.   ;)

Re: Why do people want to go to Vault top 10 firms so much?
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2007, 08:53:29 PM »
Lifestyle firms are a myth. Even 200 fewer billables in a year is a 4 hour a week difference - not really that much. The bonuses are the same in every firm but Wachtell so thats not why people go. The term V10 is kind of an arbitrary one. A top firm looks good on a resume, probably has interesting work, those are reasons to go there. But V10 isn't really the big deal. Some firms outside of the V10 are amazing at one thing, (paul weiss, Quinn Emmanuel) and are worth going to above a V10 if you prefer it.

I'm all about Quinn Emanuel if I ever do biglaw.

not as lifestyle as they advertise, but a great SF firm.

No firm founded by a bunch of cravath people is any kind of lifestyle firm

But they are LA not San Fran.

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Re: Why do people want to go to Vault top 10 firms so much?
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2007, 08:37:04 AM »
Lifestyle firms are a myth. Even 200 fewer billables in a year is a 4 hour a week difference - not really that much. The bonuses are the same in every firm but Wachtell so thats not why people go. The term V10 is kind of an arbitrary one. A top firm looks good on a resume, probably has interesting work, those are reasons to go there. But V10 isn't really the big deal. Some firms outside of the V10 are amazing at one thing, (paul weiss, Quinn Emmanuel) and are worth going to above a V10 if you prefer it.


I'm all about Quinn Emanuel if I ever do biglaw.

not as lifestyle as they advertise, but a great SF firm.

No firm founded by a bunch of cravath people is any kind of lifestyle firm

But they are LA not San Fran.

who's LA and not SF?

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Re: Why do people want to go to Vault top 10 firms so much?
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2007, 08:42:13 AM »
Lifestyle firms are a myth. Even 200 fewer billables in a year is a 4 hour a week difference - not really that much. The bonuses are the same in every firm but Wachtell so thats not why people go. The term V10 is kind of an arbitrary one. A top firm looks good on a resume, probably has interesting work, those are reasons to go there. But V10 isn't really the big deal. Some firms outside of the V10 are amazing at one thing, (paul weiss, Quinn Emmanuel) and are worth going to above a V10 if you prefer it.

I'm all about Quinn Emanuel if I ever do biglaw.

not as lifestyle as they advertise, but a great SF firm.

No firm founded by a bunch of cravath people is any kind of lifestyle firm

But they are LA not San Fran.

I'm interested not so much in their lifestyle (which is still better than other biglaw firms, and given some of their partners came from Cravath, it probably shows they hated the Cravath lifestyle and are rebelling against it, rather than emulating it).

I'm more interested in the work they do (business litigation, emphasis on litigation).  Their main focus is on trial work, not on motions or getting continuances just to suck the other side dry.  I like that. 

Also, I'm interested in their NY office, not any of their West Coast offices.

Re: Why do people want to go to Vault top 10 firms so much?
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2007, 11:44:21 AM »
Lifestyle firms are a myth. Even 200 fewer billables in a year is a 4 hour a week difference - not really that much. The bonuses are the same in every firm but Wachtell so thats not why people go. The term V10 is kind of an arbitrary one. A top firm looks good on a resume, probably has interesting work, those are reasons to go there. But V10 isn't really the big deal. Some firms outside of the V10 are amazing at one thing, (paul weiss, Quinn Emmanuel) and are worth going to above a V10 if you prefer it.


I'm all about Quinn Emanuel if I ever do biglaw.

not as lifestyle as they advertise, but a great SF firm.

No firm founded by a bunch of cravath people is any kind of lifestyle firm

But they are LA not San Fran.

who's LA and not SF?

quinn. They have a SF office, but they are an LA firm