MrKappus wrote:imchuckbass58 wrote:Exceedingly rare may have been an exaggeration, but the ratio is roughly 2:1 transactional to litigation.
See here: http://www.heidrick.com/PublicationsRep ... el2011.pdf
That's a great report, thanks for the cite. I'd be curious to know what the industry-wide breakdown of transactional attorneys vs. litigators is. If it's 50-50, or even litigator heavy, then your argument
makes senseis stronger (edit). If transactional attorneys outnumber litigators, then the results in that report make a bit more sense. All in all though, I was mainly just reacting to the "exceedingly rare," so thanks for responding.
The report is very interesting. I'd also like to know how corp/lit breaks down.
I know a few firms in NYC are 2/3 transactional, but I also know you could throw a mountain's worth of rocks without hitting a transactional attorney in DC. And hell, I think even Wachtell is only like 50-60% transactional (by body count). Since there are (1) some enormous litigation-only firms and (2) relatively fewer corporate boutiques than lit boutiques, my guess is that in the entry-level-associate market there might be a 2:1 ratio of litigators to corporate attorneys, but that's pretty speculative on my part.