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Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:57 pm

Any thoughts/experiences/rumors on BSF's corporate wing?

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:59 pm

I honestly didn't even know they had a corporate group.

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:11 pm

I've got an offer, I think I'm going somewhere else though.

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:16 pm

Avoid unless it's your only non-V10/Deb/Paul Weiss/Kirkland offer. And even then, there are legit reasons for taking it above Paul Weiss or Kirkland. Not for the others, though.

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I've got an offer, I think I'm going somewhere else though.


Where are you leaning? Why?

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I've got an offer, I think I'm going somewhere else though.


Where are you leaning? Why?


I liked the people that I met, but the atmosphere is a little claustrophobic for me. Also, though I know I want to be at a biglaw firm for a while, I may want to leave NYC and I doubt their exit options are as good as a V10. Lastly, I think their size limits the kind of work they do. All in all, it's easier to swim downstream than upstream.

Edit: I'm leaning DPW

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby NYAssociate » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:37 pm

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:29 pm

bumping this instead of starting a new thread. anyone with thoughts on boies' corporate practice, particularly in comparison to NYC V10s? obviously they are a lit firm through and through with a much, much smaller corporate department. but, they sold their practice hard at OCI with respect to associate responsibility and the growing variety and value of deals. any thoughts?

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:bumping this instead of starting a new thread. anyone with thoughts on boies' corporate practice, particularly in comparison to NYC V10s? obviously they are a lit firm through and through with a much, much smaller corporate department. but, they sold their practice hard at OCI with respect to associate responsibility and the growing variety and value of deals. any thoughts?



Two things to consider:

1. They do (did) a lot of work for Goldman's Special Situations and P/E groups. Now that their futures are a little uncertain, that stream of work has dried up, however temporarily.

2. The lit side is going to prevent them from taking on certain bank business, since they want to keep the option to sue the hell out of banks for "wrongs" committed before and during the crisis (see Quinn Emanuel's business model).

Bottom line, if you have this offer, then you probably have the stats to score a better V10 corp opportunity. I'd be wary.
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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:58 pm

Ewww

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:28 pm

Now that their future is a little uncertain


Boies' future is uncertain? Explain please.

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby irie » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I've got an offer, I think I'm going somewhere else though.


Where are you leaning? Why?


I liked the people that I met, but the atmosphere is a little claustrophobic for me. Also, though I know I want to be at a biglaw firm for a while, I may want to leave NYC and I doubt their exit options are as good as a V10. Lastly, I think their size limits the kind of work they do. All in all, it's easier to swim downstream than upstream.

Edit: I'm leaning DPW


DPW v. Boies Corporate is a no brainer...

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Now that their future is a little uncertain


Boies' future is uncertain? Explain please.


I was referring to the Goldman P/E and Special Situations groups.

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:37 pm

I was referring to the Goldman P/E and Special Situations groups.


Oh, sorry. Thank you for clarifying.

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:59 pm

Bump.

Any other info on this? Is it ridiculous to consider working there over other big NY shops?

My considerations: they pay above market (significantly), do a lot of smaller deals and thus more real work for juniors, they are growing, and they are generalists. But, not the brand name of STB, S&C, etc., obviously known as a lit firm, etc. Anyone else care to weigh in?

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby Grizz » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:48 pm

wut is a boise corporate

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:19 pm

they are like the piper jaffray of law firms - in terms of deals they just pick up all the trash.

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Re: Boies, Schiller & Flexner CORPORATE

Postby rayiner » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:19 pm

Look at it this way. If they really do grow over the next 3-5 years, then they'll be happy to take mid-level laterals from the V10. If they don't, would you have wanted to work there in the first place?




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