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Paul Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:10 pm

What do people think of Paul Weiss? I am very interested in litigation and have an offer there. I also have offers at firms higher in the Vault including S&C, and a couple other V-10's. I liked the people a lot at Paul Weiss. Should I take a more prestigious firm or is PW very highly regarded? Also, I have heard they are really workaholics there. Can anyone confirm? What are the hours like? Any other useful info would be great. Thanks!

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Re: Paul Weiss

Postby BendAndSnap » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:19 pm

Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite: New York

* Band 1
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

fwiw

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Re: Paul Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:07 am

what about going there for corporate. is its big nyc name enough to carry over.

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Re: Paul Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:11 am

Paul Weiss is highly prestigious for litigation. Corporate is decent, but not uber elite.

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Re: Paul Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:50 am

I've heard great lit practice... probably shouldn't pass up a V10 if you want to go corp.

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Re: Paul Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:33 am

Has anyone received a rejection from PW NYC? If so, approx time between CB and rejection?

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Re: Paul Weiss

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:29 pm

I was in the same position as the OP a few years ago. Chose Paul Weiss for lit over S&C, Skadden and Debevoise. For lit in NYC they're pretty much tops. They get some phenominal cases (they had Spitzer back when I was a SA). They also had great people working there (associates and SAs). I ended up not going back (clerked and went to the federal gov't), but if I were to go to a firm it would be there.




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