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Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:04 pm

How does Paul | Weiss compare to other litigation outfits such as Kirkland, Williams & Connolly, Munger, Susman, etc?

How selective/prestigious is the firm, generally?

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby radek » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:26 pm

big NY sweatshop

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:35 pm

but the best

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:39 pm

way more prestigious than kirkland. but not the others, williams and connolly the best.

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:14 am

Anonymous User wrote:way more prestigious than kirkland.



LOL no.

In terms of how good the firms are, the ranking would be:
1) Susman
2) W&C
3) Kirkland
3) Munger
3) Paul Weiss

It's really hard to compare these firms. Susman is a boutique. W&C might as well be a boutique. Kirkland is a national litigation giant. Munger is good, but not national in reach. Paul Weiss has established itself as the go-to shop for financial crisis-related litigation.

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:13 am

what about corporate? how does pw stack up to the rest of the V20? i'm interviewing for corporate.

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:21 am

I wouldn't dare take Paul Weiss over Debevoise for corporate. Between Paul Weiss and Kirkland NY, it's tough, though obviously K&E if you want to do private equity. Other than that, I can't think of another firm V10-V20 worth taking over Paul Weiss.

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I wouldn't dare take Paul Weiss over Debevoise for corporate.


Care to elaborate on that? I have CBs at both.

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:44 pm

I had a callback with them recently, and I just thought I should note that out of all the firms I visited so far, they were by far the most friendly people. I'd rather work with everyone I met there than anyone else. Praying I get in.

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had a callback with them recently, and I just thought I should note that out of all the firms I visited so far, they were by far the most friendly people. I'd rather work with everyone I met there than anyone else. Praying I get in.


+1. The only firm other than PW where I found each person I touched genuinely warm and genuine was DPW. Definitely good people in those firms, as most others I know reported similar experiences.

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:47 pm

Can anyone comment on how long, from CB to offer? Thanks.

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on how long, from CB to offer? Thanks.


1 week, exactly.

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:51 pm

everyone at Paul Weiss told me they had "always known" they wanted to be litigators. ugh.

also, the offices weren't great.

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:58 pm

NYAssociate wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I wouldn't dare take Paul Weiss over Debevoise for corporate.


Care to elaborate on that? I have CBs at both.


Debevoise just has a better corporate practice, period.


Corporate/M&A: The Elite: New York

Band 1:
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Band 2:
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Latham & Watkins LLPShearman & Sterling LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Band 3:
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Band 4:
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Dewey & LeBoeuf
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:way more prestigious than kirkland.



LOL no.

In terms of how good the firms are, the ranking would be:
1) Susman
2) W&C
3) Kirkland
3) Munger
3) Paul Weiss

It's really hard to compare these firms. Susman is a boutique. W&C might as well be a boutique. Kirkland is a national litigation giant. Munger is good, but not national in reach. Paul Weiss has established itself as the go-to shop for financial crisis-related litigation.


Disagree. While Susman and W&C are most certainly more selective than Paul Weiss, I wouldn't say that Kirkland is more prestigious than Paul Weiss. I'd put both Kirkland & Paul Weiss on the same level. This of course assumes litigation.

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had a callback with them recently, and I just thought I should note that out of all the firms I visited so far, they were by far the most friendly people. I'd rather work with everyone I met there than anyone else. Praying I get in.


+1. The only firm other than PW where I found each person I touched genuinely warm and genuine was DPW. Definitely good people in those firms, as most others I know reported similar experiences.


It's funny how subjective all of this is, e.g., I've never met a DPW lawyer I liked (at all), and I've met several.

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Re: Thoughts on Paul, Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:way more prestigious than kirkland.



LOL no.

In terms of how good the firms are, the ranking would be:
1) Susman
2) W&C
3) Kirkland
3) Munger
3) Paul Weiss

It's really hard to compare these firms. Susman is a boutique. W&C might as well be a boutique. Kirkland is a national litigation giant. Munger is good, but not national in reach. Paul Weiss has established itself as the go-to shop for financial crisis-related litigation.


Disagree. While Susman and W&C are most certainly more selective than Paul Weiss, I wouldn't say that Kirkland is more prestigious than Paul Weiss. I'd put both Kirkland & Paul Weiss on the same level. This of course assumes litigation.


I did put them on the same level. Notice they both have a "3" next to them?




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