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Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Morrison Foerster
3
11%
Boies Schiller Corporate
5
18%
Shearman Sterling
4
14%
Sidley Austin
9
32%
Arnold & Porter
7
25%
 
Total votes: 28

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Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby FranFang » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:28 pm

I'm interested in both corporate and litigation, and I'm having a hard time choosing- any input/advice would be appreciated!

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby rayiner » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:56 pm

What a weird list of firms for NY.

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:57 pm

rayiner wrote:What a weird list of firms for NY.

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:59 pm

unrelated, or vaguely related, what feeling did you get from boies schiller corporate? did you get the feeling it was overshadowed by the litigation part?

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby Renzo » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:01 pm

rayiner wrote:What a weird list of firms for NY.

Seriously. And, Boise Schiller has a corporate group?

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby FranFang » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:07 pm

I know it's a seriously weird list- that's why I'm having a hard time choosing...

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby rayiner » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:11 pm

I'd take A&P.

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby Renzo » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:13 pm

Well, Boise is a litigation powerhouse that lives by the reputation of its named partners. I seriously didn't know they had a corporate practice, and that should tell you something if it's really the corporate group you'd be headed to.

MoFo in NYC basically=tort litigation, with a little variety.

Can't really speak to the others, but my gut says A&P .

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:15 pm

I never thought I'd say this, but the best corporate practice in NYC on that list is Shearman.

But for job security, your best bet is probably Arnold & Porter.

Well, Boise is a litigation powerhouse that lives by the reputation of its named partners. I seriously didn't know they had a corporate practice, and that should tell you something if it's really the corporate group you'd be headed to.


It was Davis Boies mostly thinking, "hey, if clients keep hiring me for litigation, perhaps they'll hire me to do deals too!!!" In all seriousness, they're trying to become a full service firm. Interesting sight to watch, not the best sight to be a part of.

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:25 pm

I voted for A&P due to job security + OP has a potential interest in litigation too.

If I recall correctly, Boies had separate Lit and Corp schedules at CLS (at least one firm like that did) -- and I assume the Corp schedule was much less competitive.

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:39 pm

Shearman for corporate seconded

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby Renzo » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If I recall correctly, Boies had separate Lit and Corp schedules at CLS (at least one firm like that did) -- and I assume the Corp schedule was much less competitive.

I wonder if there's pay parity between corporate and lit associates. Because if so....

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:58 pm

Boies Corp. associates start at 174 just like litigation associates, and get a bonus much higher than market.

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby Renzo » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Boies Corp. associates start at 174 just like litigation associates, and get a bonus much higher than market.

Well, there's my answer. Boise it is.

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby chup » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:11 pm

Renzo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Boies Corp. associates start at 174 just like litigation associates, and get a bonus much higher than market.

Well, there's my answer. Boise it is.

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby Renzo » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:13 pm

chup wrote:
Renzo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Boies Corp. associates start at 174 just like litigation associates, and get a bonus much higher than market.

Well, there's my answer. Boise it is.

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Yeah, you know, New York City, Iowa.

Edit: decided that joke was too subtle. (Yes, I know where it is.)

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:28 pm

OP, how long after your Boies corporate CB did you receive an offer?

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby FranFang » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP, how long after your Boies corporate CB did you receive an offer?


A couple of days later, over the weekend.

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:10 pm

OP, are you waiting on any more firms? The firms listed blur together--no firm stands out above the rest. I'd probably take Boies because of the money, though their offices are pretty lackluster/depressing. They have plenty of ex-S&C/Cravath lawyers there, too, so maybe you'll get good training.

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:12 pm

why not sidley?

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby FranFang » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP, are you waiting on any more firms? The firms listed blur together--no firm stands out above the rest. I'd probably take Boies because of the money, though their offices are pretty lackluster/depressing. They have plenty of ex-S&C/Cravath lawyers there, too, so maybe you'll get good training.


I'm waiting on Vinson & Elkins and Willkie Farr. I got the impression I'd get a lot of training, but I'm still not sure I want to do corporate and it seems that pigeonholing myself so soon would be unwise...

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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby 270910 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:41 pm

The corporate department at Boise is Chris Boise. Period.
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Re: Which NY firm would you choose and why?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:49 pm

disco_barred wrote:The corporate department at Boise is Davis Boise son. Period.


Not entirely true. It's not all Chris.




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