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Best Philly Firm

Ballard
5
21%
Dechert
9
38%
Duane Morris
3
13%
Morgan Lewis
3
13%
Pepper Hamilton
2
8%
ReedSmith
2
8%
 
Total votes: 24

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Best Philly Firm

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:14 pm

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Re: Best Philly Firm

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:22 am

I've heard very good things about quality of life at Pepper, and not so good at the other two. But Morgan and Dechert are certainly more prestigious. So pick your poison.

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Re: Best Philly Firm

Postby Whateverdude » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:45 am

Ballard Spahr, FTW!

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Re: Best Philly Firm

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:30 am

Whateverdude wrote:Ballard Spahr, FTW!


+1

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Re: Best Philly Firm

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:01 pm

Don't know why morgan is on this list or why people voted for them. They didn't even have a SA class last summer and laid off more people than many of the other Philly firms. If your choosing between those three it should be Dechert. Pepper is more of a local Philly firm.

That being said, Dechert is known to be a sweatshop. Ballard is a really good firm, but they pay less. Also Duane Morris should be on this list. Pays the same as Dechert, almost no layoffs, and known to have better hours. Dechert probably has more of a national reputation though.
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Re: Best Philly Firm

Postby Whateverdude » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:05 pm

OP didn't even give the criteria for what constitutes "best." I mean, Dechert and Morgan are more NY style firms, not Philly firms. "Best" Firm IN Philly is probably a different quesiton than "Best" PHILLY Firm.

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Re: Best Philly Firm

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:35 pm

what about Blank Rome, Cozen O Connor, Stradley?

Ballard used to pay the same as Morgan, Dechert and Duane. I wouldn't be surprised if they move back up again.

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Re: Best Philly Firm

Postby Whateverdude » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:what about Blank Rome, Cozen O Connor, Stradley?

Ballard used to pay the same as Morgan, Dechert and Duane. I wouldn't be surprised if they move back up again.


And Fox Rothschild, Duane Morris, Drinker Biddle, etc.? Philly has plenty of good options.

Word on the street is that Ballard was pretty conservative about bumping salaries after the downturn, but that they're ready to start accelerating in that area again.




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