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Best Litigation Firm in SF?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:52 pm

Looking to work as an AUSA, possibly explore a career in politics, but want to earn some money and work in private sector for awhile --(1L at SLS)

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Re: Best Litigation Firm in SF?

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Looking to work as an AUSA, possibly explore a career in politics, but want to earn some money and work in private sector for awhile --(1L at SLS)


Well, landing BigLaw and/or AUSA is going to be difficult coming out of St Thomas Law School. But if you're looking for the best lit firm in South Florida, try White & Case or Weil . . . though you could also try your hand at networking your SLS alumni base and go this route: http://www.alexhannalaw.com/

Good luck!

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Re: Best Litigation Firm in SF?

Postby jeremysen » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:13 pm

pretty sure op attends Stanford, not St Thomas

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Re: Best Litigation Firm in SF?

Postby lhlee » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:22 pm

jeremysen wrote:pretty sure op attends Stanford, not St Thomas


+1. lol @ South Florida. But then, we won't know until OP clarifies...wouldn't we look like fools if OP did mean St. Thomas?

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Re: Best Litigation Firm in SF?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:27 pm

hahaha yeah, i attend stanford...hence the question about the SF market.

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Re: Best Litigation Firm in SF?

Postby cornellbeez » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:41 pm

Mofo?

I have heard good things about smaller firms like Farella and Shartsis Friese.

I don't know too much about the SF market since I didn't apply there, but I have read that you should be careful what firm you choose in SF because a lot of the NY-based biglaw firms will close their offices in SF due to too much lit competition in the Bay Area and dearth of M&A work.
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Re: Best Litigation Firm in SF?

Postby kings84_wr » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:41 pm

Keker and Van Nest.

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Re: Best Litigation Firm in SF?

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:44 pm

Keker

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Re: Best Litigation Firm in SF?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:31 pm

what about Gibson Dunn/Latham/O'Melveny?

i know those are the big 3 in LA. are they also big in SF?

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Re: Best Litigation Firm in SF?

Postby legends159 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:45 pm

If your goal is AUSA you will need 3 yr biglaw (one of those yes can be a fed clerkship). Best advice given to me is to find the firm with the most former AUSA in the district you want to be. A letter/call from a former AUSA will be extremely helpful. Plus firms that have many former AUSA are also top feeders.




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