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Liberal Law Firms

Postby sfdreaming09 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:03 pm

I’m a 0L so this issue doesn’t affect me for quite some time, but I was wondering which V100 law firms are considered liberal/Democratic-leaning? I’ve heard of Akin Gump, Arnold and Porter, and Perkins Coie…any others?

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby democrattotheend » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:01 pm

I think Bingham might be one too, at least in their Boston office. I know they allow more pro bono to count as billable hours than most firms.

I would really like to know more about this too, if anyone has any other firms to add to the list.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby Cupidity » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:06 pm

I think Arent Fox may be, based on their HRC score.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby ConMan345 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:13 pm

I've heard Clearly Gottlieb referred to (tongue-in-cheek) as "Queery Gottlieb." Probably one of the most liberal of the V10.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby Kretzy » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:15 pm

ConMan345 wrote:I've heard Clearly Gottlieb referred to (tongue-in-cheek) as "Queery Gottlieb." Probably one of the most liberal of the V10.


Irell Manella in LA is similar. Wachtell and Debevoise are also fairly liberal, both on GLBTQ issues and general progressive causes.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby underdawg » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:24 pm

Cupidity wrote:I think Arent Fox may be, based on their HRC score.

i think most v100 law firms have a perfect score on that

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby TTT-LS » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:08 am

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby jonas » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:30 pm

Jenner & Block
Davis Wright Tremaine
O'Melveny & [deleted]
Munger, Tolles & Olson

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby underdawg » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:54 pm

ok now people are just naming random firms

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby General Tso » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:13 am

who cares? I would spend 80 hours a week in a room full of tea-baggers if it paid 100k+.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby Kretzy » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:17 am

swheat wrote:who cares? I would spend 80 hours a week in a room full of tea-baggers if it paid 100k+.


I think those of us who care are those who wouldn't do that.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby Cupidity » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:18 am

underdawg wrote:
Cupidity wrote:I think Arent Fox may be, based on their HRC score.

i think most v100 law firms have a perfect score on that


Let me rephrase: they have a giant HRC logo [strike]on their homepage.[/strike] on their website. Unlike others who have all the boxes checked off, Arent Fox actually places in the HRC top business rankings.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby Kretzy » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:23 am

Cupidity wrote:
underdawg wrote:
Cupidity wrote:I think Arent Fox may be, based on their HRC score.

i think most v100 law firms have a perfect score on that


Let me rephrase: they have a giant HRC logo [strike]on their homepage.[/strike] on their website. Unlike others who have all the boxes checked off, Arent Fox actually places in the HRC top business rankings.


They also have one of the most generous diversity scholarship programs for GLBTQ folks; I want to say the 2L scholarship is $15,000 in addition to a guaranteed paying firm gig 1L and 2L summers.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:25 am

Just off hand I would say Perkins Coie is fairly blue leaning. They have done a lot of work for democratic candidates and campaigns. Also, one their partners was appointed White House counsel in January.

http://www.perkinscoie.com/political_law/


Just an aside, they are also one of the big firms that take part in the Impact Career Fair, which is specifically for students and lawyers with disabilities.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby Cupidity » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:33 am

It isn't just LGBT, it is "diversity" and from the app it looks heavily African American leaning, however I'd still apply. 15k 1L summer scholarship + paying gig + gay associate cocktail parties.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby Kretzy » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:36 am

Cupidity wrote:It isn't just LGBT, it is "diversity" and from the app it looks heavily African American leaning, however I'd still apply. 15k 1L summer scholarship + paying gig + gay associate cocktail parties.


Yes, I didn't mean to imply that it was just a GLBTQ scholarship, just that it was one of the most generous programs to which us queer folks can apply.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby Cupidity » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:39 am

Kretzy wrote:
Cupidity wrote:It isn't just LGBT, it is "diversity" and from the app it looks heavily African American leaning, however I'd still apply. 15k 1L summer scholarship + paying gig + gay associate cocktail parties.


Yes, I didn't mean to imply that it was just a GLBTQ scholarship, just that it was one of the most generous programs to which us queer folks can apply.


Off-topic: I'm thoroughly opposed to the incorporation of the Q. Let's hijack the thread to discuss it's merits.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby Kretzy » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:41 am

Cupidity wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
Cupidity wrote:It isn't just LGBT, it is "diversity" and from the app it looks heavily African American leaning, however I'd still apply. 15k 1L summer scholarship + paying gig + gay associate cocktail parties.


Yes, I didn't mean to imply that it was just a GLBTQ scholarship, just that it was one of the most generous programs to which us queer folks can apply.


Off-topic: I'm thoroughly opposed to the incorporation of the Q. Let's hijack the thread to discuss it's merits.


Ahaha. I identify with the "Q" so I think it's important. We don't need to have a chat about it's importance in the rhetoric of the movement here...maybe the Lavender Law Conference is a more appropriate venue :)

Back to liberal firms...I'll echo earlier statements about OMM, and include Quinn Emanuel and Mayer Brown.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby Cupidity » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:45 am

Bingham McCutchen LLP, can you say: San Fransisco Office.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby Renzo » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:31 am

Cupidity wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
Cupidity wrote:It isn't just LGBT, it is "diversity" and from the app it looks heavily African American leaning, however I'd still apply. 15k 1L summer scholarship + paying gig + gay associate cocktail parties.


Yes, I didn't mean to imply that it was just a GLBTQ scholarship, just that it was one of the most generous programs to which us queer folks can apply.


Off-topic: I'm thoroughly opposed to the incorporation of the Q. Let's hijack the thread to discuss it's merits.

I want to approve of this hijack, because I likewise disapprove of the "Q". But it will inevitably result in some dumb mofo showing up and throwing down some horribly insulting shit. So, back on topic (as boring as it is).

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby presh » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:45 am

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby aguacaliente » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:07 pm

can vouch for jenner&block (non-chi office).

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby rayiner » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:15 pm

sfdreaming09 wrote:I’m a 0L so this issue doesn’t affect me for quite some time, but I was wondering which V100 law firms are considered liberal/Democratic-leaning? I’ve heard of Akin Gump, Arnold and Porter, and Perkins Coie…any others?


Killself right now.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby rayiner » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:16 pm

Kretzy wrote:
swheat wrote:who cares? I would spend 80 hours a week in a room full of tea-baggers if it paid 100k+.


I think those of us who care are [strike]those who wouldn't do that[/strike] failures at life.

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Re: Liberal Law Firms

Postby AtticusFinch » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:27 pm

Kretzy wrote:
swheat wrote:who cares? I would spend 80 hours a week in a room full of tea-baggers if it paid 100k+.


I think those of us who care are those who wouldn't do that.


Looks like someone has a little teabaggerphobia.




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