NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

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What firm?

Latham
15
27%
Jones Day
14
25%
Clifford Chance
8
14%
Kirkland + Ellis (not NY)
19
34%
 
Total votes: 56

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NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:01 pm

What firm is best - Latham (NY), Jones Day (NY), Clifford Chance (NY), or Kirkland + Ellis (LA)?
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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day or Clifford Chance? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:07 pm

Any concerns based on Latham's recent history?

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day or Clifford Chance? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:10 pm

I am facing a similar decision between Latham and Clifford Chance, and I think I like Latham more (but that's solely because I know people personally at Latham, and not Clifford Chance, and those I know at Latham enjoy working there).

As an aside, how long after the JD callback did you receive an offer?

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day or Clifford Chance? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:11 pm

I'm generally for Jones Day, but here I think Latham's the better choice. Better pay in NY, same hours, and I wouldn't be too concerned about the recent layoffs--seems like such a drastic cut puts them in a better position so they won't have to do it again.

Of course, this could be totally wrong. Just my dumb, quasi-informed opinion.

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day or Clifford Chance? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:20 pm

Just changed up the poll a bit.

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day or Clifford Chance? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just changed up the poll a bit.


Which K&E? Chicago? The DC office is IN TENTS, but I'm a fan of Chicago.

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day or Clifford Chance? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just changed up the poll a bit.


Definitely Latham NY. Jones Day and Clifford Chance are both hellholes in NYC. As for K&E, which office? I'd take Latham NY over basically all of them, unless you don't want to be in NY...

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:54 pm

Tough choice. I think CC is out though.

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:10 pm

Any reason why Jones Day, people who are voting JD?

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any reason why Jones Day, people who are voting JD?


They're a solid organization nationally and at many of their individual offices, but I've heard some bad things about their NYC office (thought it was typical NY BIGLAW bs though). All the folks I've met from there seem to be pretty solid people.

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:23 pm

I vote K+E. CA rocks.

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:25 pm

K&E LA is pretty eh...

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I vote K+E. CA rocks.


LA office isn't doing so well, unless you want to do IP litigation and work alongside Krupka. Bankruptcy group disbanded to Jones Day LA a few years ago (though there is a rumor that they weren't really wanted at the firm). I think it was K&E's only office established by merger.

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:45 pm

I like Magic Circle firms, but I agree that CC is the least of these options. The other three seem pretty comparable. Good luck deciding!

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:36 pm

Very close call, it would appear.

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:42 pm

I know I'm just a worthless 1L, but Latham has made it to Urbandictionary.com ...that should be cause for concern.

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:27 am

Who are these Latham trolls that would take Latham over Ambulance Chaser LLP?

Clifford and Latham are toilet firms.

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:I know I'm just a worthless 1L, but Latham has made it to Urbandictionary.com ...that should be cause for concern.


Not really. ANYONE can put a definition on Urbandictionary.com. Want me to go put something on there about the others?

Anonymous User wrote:Who are these Latham trolls that would take Latham over Ambulance Chaser LLP?

Clifford and Latham are toilet firms.


Don't know about the others, but I'm a smart, experienced, NY attorney. Who are you?

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:16 am

Go to K&E! To be fair, I just accepted my offer there, so I'm biased. :)

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:12 pm

For what its worth (probably not much), the AmLaw survey of summer associates released today ranks them as follows: Clifford Chance - 22, K+E - 50, Latham - 62, Jones Day - 66.

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For what its worth (probably not much), the AmLaw survey of summer associates released today ranks them as follows: Clifford Chance - 22, K+E - 50, Latham - 62, Jones Day - 66.

Do you have a link to where this is? Very interesting in reading it, albeit for different firms. Thanks!

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Re: NY: Latham, Jones Day, Clifford Chance, or K+E? POLL

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:27 pm

[/quote] Do you have a link to where this is? Very interesting in reading it, albeit for different firms. Thanks! [/quote]

http://www.law.com/jsp/tal/PubArticleTA ... hbxlogin=1




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