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Aqualibrium
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Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:57 pm

My own curiosity, and my desire to address a topic I haven't really seen discussed made me wonder about what people think are the best litigation firms in the DC metro area. I'm sure there will be some debate with regards to the big shops in the area, but I'm also interested to know if there are any well regarded boutiques in the area.

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:11 am

I hear Williams & Connolly is pretty good at what they do.

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby Grizz » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:29 am

TheFriendlyBarber wrote:I hear Williams & Connolly is pretty good at what they do.


lulz

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby vamedic03 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:30 am

W&C, Kirkland, Hogan, Covington, Gibson, Boies Schiller, Skadden, etc

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:44 am

Jacoby & Myer.

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby 2009 Prospective » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:34 pm

Kellog Huber (LinkRemoved) is an ultra selective lit boutique I personally haven't seen mentioned around here as often. Take a look at some of the attorney profiles.

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:53 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:My own curiosity, and my desire to address a topic I haven't really seen discussed made me wonder about what people think are the best litigation firms in the DC metro area. I'm sure there will be some debate with regards to the big shops in the area, but I'm also interested to know if there are any well regarded boutiques in the area.


Minus a T10 school w/high grades or a good clerkship, I'd worry more about getting a DC firm offer at all.

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby Aqualibrium » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:07 am

This isn't one of those threads Mellon. I've got two SA's lined up at two firms that I like very much. I'm just genuinely curious.

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby Grizz » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:09 am

dood wrote:http://www.chambersandpartners.com/usa/Editorial/36478

depends heavily on what type of litigation though. i.e. white collar D is vastly different than IP lit or appellate lit.


I'm hoping that many chicks in my market of choice will be trolling for some white collar D.

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:27 am

TheFriendlyBarber wrote:I hear Williams & Connolly is pretty good at what they do.

I once saw a W&C partner remove a case from state to federal court based on diversity jurisdiction and then file a motion to dismiss because the action wasn't ripe under Article III.

Care to guess how the court resolved the issue?

I wonder how the W&C partner justified billing for those motions.

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby Blindmelon » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:35 am

Aqualibrium wrote:This isn't one of those threads Mellon. I've got two SA's lined up at two firms that I like very much. I'm just genuinely curious.


Ah sorry man. So many 0Ls on this board who ask random Qs like this.
From my research, for lit it seems like W&C, WilmerHale, K&E, etc... if you're looking more for a boutique: http://www.bartlit-beck.com/.

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby A&O » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:35 am

Blindmelon wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:This isn't one of those threads Mellon. I've got two SA's lined up at two firms that I like very much. I'm just genuinely curious.


Ah sorry man. So many 0Ls on this board who ask random Qs like this.
From my research, for lit it seems like W&C, WilmerHale, K&E, etc... if you're looking more for a boutique: http://www.bartlit-beck.com/.



Has your research yet revealed that Bartlit Beck doesn't have a DC office?

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby Blindmelon » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:43 am

A&O wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:This isn't one of those threads Mellon. I've got two SA's lined up at two firms that I like very much. I'm just genuinely curious.


Ah sorry man. So many 0Ls on this board who ask random Qs like this.
From my research, for lit it seems like W&C, WilmerHale, K&E, etc... if you're looking more for a boutique: http://www.bartlit-beck.com/.



Has your research yet revealed that Bartlit Beck doesn't have a DC office?


Hah. Touche. Last I looked into this stuff was a long time ago. I'll walk away from this thread slowly....

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby DeweyWins » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:34 pm

2009 Prospective wrote:Kellog Huber (LinkRemoved) is an ultra selective lit boutique I personally haven't seen mentioned around here as often. Take a look at some of the attorney profiles.

Wow. Those are some badass attorney profiles.

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby AcesandEights » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:02 pm

I hear White & Blazevich is pretty good. Stay away from the Oil and Gas section, though.

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby lebroniousjames » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:08 pm

how strong is debevoise in the DC market? i found out my best friends' uncle was the office manager (not sure what that means) for that office, so might have a decent connection there.

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:20 pm

lebroniousjames wrote:how strong is debevoise in the DC market? i found out my best friends' uncle was the office manager (not sure what that means) for that office, so might have a decent connection there.


Debevoise has a good office, but it is quite small. It's qualitatively different from the big DC firms in that it tends to handle the regulatory and investigation-related issues of Debevoise's NY/European/Asian clients, rather than really being a standalone office.

My impression is that you'll get good experience and people respect the office, but it doesn't have the name-brand pull, revolving door with government, and insider network that some of the bigger DC firms (covington, wilmer, gibson, etc.) have.

Also should add that Debevoise doesn't have much of a standalone appellate practice. What appellate they do seems to be handling work they did at the trial level that happens to go up, rather than a specialist practice.

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Re: Best Firms For Litigation in DC Metro Area

Postby jonas » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:42 am

In addition to the firms already mentioned, Jenner & Block's DC office is very strong.

O'Melveny & [deleted], too. (Walter Dellinger heads the appellate group.)




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