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Quinn or Sidley or Milbank

Quinn
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Sidley
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Milbank
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Sidley or Quinn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:46 pm

Interested in litigation, but some interest in regulatory work as well. Long term want to be in DC, but don't mind staying in NY for a couple years? What are the downsides and upsides of each?

Added Milbank into the mix.

Thanks.
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Re: Sidley or Quinn

Postby vamedic03 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Interested in litigation, but some interest in regulatory work as well. Long term want to be in DC, but don't mind staying in NY for a couple years? What are the downsides and upsides of each?

Thanks.


Sidley DC or NY or Chi?

If Sidley DC, then definitely go for Sidley DC if you want litigation + regulatory.

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Re: Sidley or Quinn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:26 pm

Sidley NY.

vamedic03 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Interested in litigation, but some interest in regulatory work as well. Long term want to be in DC, but don't mind staying in NY for a couple years? What are the downsides and upsides of each?

Thanks.


Sidley DC or NY or Chi?

If Sidley DC, then definitely go for Sidley DC if you want litigation + regulatory.

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Re: Sidley or Quinn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:02 pm

Easily Quinn. Go there.

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Re: Sidley or Quinn

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:04 pm

Any more comments? Anyone have ideas about the different exit opportunities? For litigation, where do folks go? Do employers care about firm more than experience? I would guess not.

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Re: Sidley or Quinn

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:43 pm

OCEANS RISE

CITIES FALL

QUINN REMAINS

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Re: Sidley or Quinn

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:50 am

Any comments on the differences (beyond what seems to be the correct assumption that Quinn's hours are longer). Which would be better if I wanted to lateral to a DC litigation boutique (W&C (as an example, I know this is incredibly prestigious)).

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Re: Sidley or Quinn

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OCEANS RISE

CITIES FALL

QUINN REMAINS

SECOND TIER


ftfy

OP, go to Sidley.

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Re: Sidley or Quinn

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:19 pm

If OP is considering Sidley DC, maybe Sidley. But if it's between Quinn NY and Sidley NY for litigation, it's Quinn without a doubt. No amount of kool-aid can change that.

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Re: Sidley or Quinn

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:55 pm

I have heard that Sidley appellate is more accessible (more folks get to work on appellate matters even if they aren't specifically designated appellate group members), whereas at Quinn Kathleen Sullivan seems to rely on the same small team.

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Re: Sidley or Quinn

Postby reasonable_man » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have heard that Sidley appellate is more accessible (more folks get to work on appellate matters even if they aren't specifically designated appellate group members), whereas at Quinn Kathleen Sullivan seems to rely on the same small team.


Skillful name drop.

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Re: Sidley or Quinn

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:31 pm

Any more comments? If the prestige of practice is judged by how often they win or are perceived to win, why would an associate care about this, except that might change clients (though institutional clients seem to be more the norm).

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Re: Sidley or Quinn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:40 pm

Does Fannie/Freddie litigation bode well for Quinn, or is this a sign that it is institutionalizing?

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Re: Sidley or Quinn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does Fannie/Freddie litigation bode well for Quinn, or is this a sign that it is institutionalizing?


if by "institutionalizing" you mean representing the typical BIGLAW bank clients (and this is how quinn is typically described as being different from other BIGLAW firms), then no.

since the fannie/freddie litigation will generally have BIGFEDGOV adverse to BIGBANKING, it should come as no surprise that quinn has been tapped to do the fannie/freddie litigation; unlike most other BIGLAW firms, it has few conflicts in prosecuting cases against BIGBANKING.

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Re: Sidley or Quinn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:37 pm

On the other hand, it almost guarantees that Quinn will never represent a big bank. Could be a good or a bad thing depending on how you look at it.




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