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latham (dc) v. ropes and gray (dc) v. akin gump (dc)

latham
7
35%
ropes and gray
10
50%
akin gump
3
15%
 
Total votes: 20

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another help me decide thread...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:47 pm

latham dc, akin gump dc, or ropes and gray dc?

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Re: another help me decide thread...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:02 pm

thought on why you voted for one firm or another? thanks in advance!!!

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Re: another help me decide thread...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:04 pm

Latham. Ropes DC isn't one of their big offices. Akin is, well, Akin. Latham will have much better work.

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Re: another help me decide thread...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:49 pm

definitely Latham. one of the top two or three appellate law firms in the country (if that's your thing) and by far the best corp practice in DC (if it isn't).

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Re: another help me decide thread...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:26 am

what are the arguments for ropes? i liked the people at ropes but it did bother me how small the office was... (only 1 floor of the building too)

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Re: another help me decide thread...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:what are the arguments for ropes? i liked the people at ropes but it did bother me how small the office was... (only 1 floor of the building too)


I think the argument for ropes is that they have a great culture and consistently top associate satisaction rankings. That said, Latham is probably a better/stronger DC practice all around.

I think it really comes down to what you value more - the strength of the office or a more humane work environment.

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Re: another help me decide thread...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:28 pm

You should be exclusively thinking about exit options. You are not going to be there very long at either Latham or Ropes given the difficult road to partnership at either. Exit options are all that matters. What practice group are you most interested in and where do you envision yourself going once you leave the firm? THIS is what matters. You'll probably be at either firm for 3-5 years max.

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Re: another help me decide thread...

Postby chuckwagon » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:35 pm

Ropes. You'll be happier (slightly).




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