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Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:57 pm

Do any BigLaw firms have politically progressive offices in Houston?

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby Veyron » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do any BigLaw firms have politically progressive offices in Houston?


*Is in the great recession*
*Wants to make 160K but still be "progressive"*

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby Ignatius Reilly » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:14 pm

Veyron wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Do any BigLaw firms have politically progressive offices in Houston?


*Is in the great recession*
*Wants to make 160K but still be "progressive"*



Its very progressive to make 160k....use the government to stifle comp

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby dr123 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:14 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like there is nothing progressive about corporate law

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby AreJay711 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:16 pm

dr123 wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like there is nothing progressive about corporate law


Shhhh... we're about to convert one or at a minimum crush his/her soul.

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby Veyron » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:17 pm

dr123 wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like there is nothing progressive about corporate law


+1. This is why you need to become a conservative/libertarian. Then you can make 160k and still fight for what you believe in.

If it makes you feel any better, you can call it "classically liberal."

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby Ignatius Reilly » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:19 pm

AreJay711 wrote:
dr123 wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like there is nothing progressive about corporate law


Shhhh... we're about to convert one or at a minimum crush his/her soul.



I lol'd.

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby xyzbca » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:29 pm

dr123 wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like there is nothing progressive about corporate law


You don't think all those energy companies down in Houston, Texas are down with the Sierra Club?

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby Veyron » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:43 pm

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:I mean, not to stanch the snark factor in here, as the thread seems to be headed in a pretty hilarious direction, but there is at least one firm that could arguably be considered semi-"progressive" in Houston (Susman, given their focus on plaintiff-side work). Still, somehow I don't think that's what OP was really asking about. And anyhow, the odds of OP having any shot at Susman are pretty close to zero.


Hell, for Susman, I'd become a liberal.

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:42 pm

Original poster here -- i'm thinking firms similar to Jenner, Perkins Coie, etc. that may have offices in Houston. Not an unreasonable question. FWIW, I'm at a T5.

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby Ignatius Reilly » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Original poster here -- i'm thinking firms similar to Jenner, Perkins Coie, etc. that may have offices in Houston. Not an unreasonable question. FWIW, I'm at a T5.


"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain." -Frederic Bastiat

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby Veyron » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:25 pm

Ignatius Reilly wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Original poster here -- i'm thinking firms similar to Jenner, Perkins Coie, etc. that may have offices in Houston. Not an unreasonable question. FWIW, I'm at a T5.


"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain." -Frederic Bastiat


Oh my G-d, I just started reading that book, it is amazing.

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby notanumber » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:53 pm

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:I mean, not to stanch the snark factor in here, as the thread seems to be headed in a pretty hilarious direction, but there is at least one firm that could arguably be considered semi-"progressive" in Houston (Susman, given their focus on plaintiff-side work). Still, somehow I don't think that's what OP was really asking about. And anyhow, the odds of OP having any shot at Susman are pretty close to zero.


Yeah. Bill White was a Susman partner, Susman himself has given boatloads of money to the Democratic party, and the firm has done "progressive" things like go after coal companies.

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby Ignatius Reilly » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:55 pm

Become an ambulance chaser....they tend to be progressive, and it is prob more in your league

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby BruceWayne » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Original poster here -- i'm thinking firms similar to Jenner, Perkins Coie, etc. that may have offices in Houston. Not an unreasonable question. FWIW, I'm at a T5.


Whether you're from Texas and whether the "top 5" is HYS matters most. And from what my Career services staff are telling me, all you're going to be doing at most of these firms is pumping out memos all day anyway. The only "progression" you'll be worried about then is whether or not you've "progressed" to your billable hours requirement. It's not like you have to worry about working with conservative clients or anything: you won't see them for years (well not up close anyway).

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby Veyron » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:07 pm

BruceWayne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Original poster here -- i'm thinking firms similar to Jenner, Perkins Coie, etc. that may have offices in Houston. Not an unreasonable question. FWIW, I'm at a T5.


Whether you're from Texas and whether the "top 5" is HYS matters most. And from what my Career services staff are telling me, all you're going to be doing at most of these firms is pumping out memos all day anyway. The only "progression" you'll be worried about then is whether or not you've "progressed" to your billable hours requirement. It's not like you have to worry about working with conservative clients or anything: you won't see them for years (well not up close anyway).


Perkins Coie seems to have a liberal rep firm-wide but I am unfamiliar with the Texas offices.

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:44 pm

Veyron wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Original poster here -- i'm thinking firms similar to Jenner, Perkins Coie, etc. that may have offices in Houston. Not an unreasonable question. FWIW, I'm at a T5.


Whether you're from Texas and whether the "top 5" is HYS matters most. And from what my Career services staff are telling me, all you're going to be doing at most of these firms is pumping out memos all day anyway. The only "progression" you'll be worried about then is whether or not you've "progressed" to your billable hours requirement. It's not like you have to worry about working with conservative clients or anything: you won't see them for years (well not up close anyway).


Perkins Coie seems to have a liberal rep firm-wide but I am unfamiliar with the Texas offices.


OP here -- Coie doesn't have a Houston office.

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Re: Progressive law firms in Houston

Postby Veyron » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Veyron wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Original poster here -- i'm thinking firms similar to Jenner, Perkins Coie, etc. that may have offices in Houston. Not an unreasonable question. FWIW, I'm at a T5.


Whether you're from Texas and whether the "top 5" is HYS matters most. And from what my Career services staff are telling me, all you're going to be doing at most of these firms is pumping out memos all day anyway. The only "progression" you'll be worried about then is whether or not you've "progressed" to your billable hours requirement. It's not like you have to worry about working with conservative clients or anything: you won't see them for years (well not up close anyway).


Perkins Coie seems to have a liberal rep firm-wide but I am unfamiliar with the Texas offices.


OP here -- Coie doesn't have a Houston office.


Sorry, when you said firms like coie I thought that was one of them, carry on.




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