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Battle of Boston: Brown Rudnick v. K&L Gates

Brown Rudnick
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K&L Gates
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Boston: Brown Rudnick v. K&L Gates

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:35 pm

I was hoping you may help me decide between Brown Rudnick and K&L Gates. I'm not predisposed to any practice type, although I like the idea of litigation. It doesn't weigh too heavily on me (or maybe it should) that BR is a full-service Boston firm and that K&L is a satellite. Also, I liked people at both the firms about equally.

Thanks for any thoughts you may have on this.

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Re: Boston: Brown Rudnick v. K&L Gates

Postby 180orbust » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:54 pm

I heard from a SA at K&L (NY) that it was a sweatshop. He was miserable. Not sure about Boston office, though.

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Re: Boston: Brown Rudnick v. K&L Gates

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:21 pm

i interviewed with these two. seems k&l has more practices areas and a stronger litigation dept. also seems that, with a firm structured like k&l, the different offices are autonomous enough that none is really a "satellite." i think brown rudnick is a little bigger in boston, but k&l definitely has a leg up on prestige (if nothing else, see the pedigree of their attys).

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Re: Boston: Brown Rudnick v. K&L Gates

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:28 pm

You're comparing apples to apples in my opinion. If you have a gut feeling one way or another, I'd go with it.

K&L seemed nerdier/more aspie to me, and Brown seemed like more of a sweatshop. I know Brown in Boston is a sweatshop, can't speak to hours kept at K&L Boston. Both seem to be fairly sound financially. I know Brown is started this year's class on time, not sure about K&L.

Can't speak to offer rates this past summer, but 2 summers ago (2009) Brown was a bloodbath. They are thinly staffed right now and really grinding associates. Then again, K&L could be doing the same, I don't know as much about K&L.

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Re: Boston: Brown Rudnick v. K&L Gates

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I was hoping you may help me decide between Brown Rudnick and K&L Gates. I'm not predisposed to any practice type, although I like the idea of litigation. It doesn't weigh too heavily on me (or maybe it should) that BR is a full-service Boston firm and that K&L is a satellite. Also, I liked people at both the firms about equally.

Thanks for any thoughts you may have on this.


Mind sharing a bit of info on your K&L interview? About how soon after CB did you receive an offer?

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Re: Boston: Brown Rudnick v. K&L Gates

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:42 am

ditto re: Brown Rudnick, please

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Re: Boston: Brown Rudnick v. K&L Gates

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was hoping you may help me decide between Brown Rudnick and K&L Gates. I'm not predisposed to any practice type, although I like the idea of litigation. It doesn't weigh too heavily on me (or maybe it should) that BR is a full-service Boston firm and that K&L is a satellite. Also, I liked people at both the firms about equally.

Thanks for any thoughts you may have on this.


Mind sharing a bit of info on your K&L interview? About how soon after CB did you receive an offer?


Bump to OP, pls.

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Re: Boston: Brown Rudnick v. K&L Gates

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:20 am

OP here.

To the person who asked about BR: I'm the odd fellow who posted in the BC OCI about my BR offer a while back. So same situation as I described there, about 2 weeks from CB to offer. Did two rounds of CB, but that was peculiar to my case because I was not an OCI.

As for K&L: I was hard-pressed on my BR deadline and I think that's why K&L moved when they did. Of course, I'm glad for that because I did like everyone at K&L. Anyway, CB was about 1.5 weeks ago. The process there is deliberately slow, so don't get discouraged if you are waiting. It sounded to me that they have more of an informal process because they now have an informal hiring committee of three partners. Happy to answer any other questions if you have them.

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Re: Boston: Brown Rudnick v. K&L Gates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:OP here.

To the person who asked about BR: I'm the odd fellow who posted in the BC OCI about my BR offer a while back. So same situation as I described there, about 2 weeks from CB to offer. Did two rounds of CB, but that was peculiar to my case because I was not an OCI.

As for K&L: I was hard-pressed on my BR deadline and I think that's why K&L moved when they did. Of course, I'm glad for that because I did like everyone at K&L. Anyway, CB was about 1.5 weeks ago. The process there is deliberately slow, so don't get discouraged if you are waiting. It sounded to me that they have more of an informal process because they now have an informal hiring committee of three partners. Happy to answer any other questions if you have them.
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Thanks for the info. Mind me asking how many people you met with?

Did you make a decision yet?




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