How do you pronounce the names of these firms?

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idfatq
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How do you pronounce the names of these firms?

Postby idfatq » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:16 pm

Wachtell, Weil Gotshal & Manges, Cleary Gottlieb, Debevoise, Boies? I see them mentioned but I've never heard someone say them out loud. Not that they're of real importance to me as an 0L who's not even sure what biglaw even is, but still.

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Rand M.
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Re: How do you pronounce the names of these firms?

Postby Rand M. » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:18 pm

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/career/pronunciations/

knock yourself out.

Realized Wachtell isn't there. It's pronounced wok-tell.

Neither is Boies, but that one is kind of easy. I'm not even sure how you'd pronounce that one wrong. He is famous, so there are videos where people say his name on youtube. Anyway, its something close to how you pronounce boys.

I guess the link is just for firms that interview at Georgetown.

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Re: How do you pronounce the names of these firms?

Postby Kretzy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:13 am

Boies = Boys.

I used that site before a few interviews and double-checked it before a CB. It's really helpful.

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Re: How do you pronounce the names of these firms?

Postby Unitas » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:49 am

Rand M. wrote:http://www.law.georgetown.edu/career/pronunciations/

knock yourself out.

Realized Wachtell isn't there. It's pronounced wok-tell.

Neither is Boies, but that one is kind of easy. I'm not even sure how you'd pronounce that one wrong. He is famous, so there are videos where people say his name on youtube. Anyway, its something close to how you pronounce boys.

I guess the link is just for firms that interview at Georgetown.


That is beyond awesome. Good Georgetown. How did I not know about it? Bad Georgetown.

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Re: How do you pronounce the names of these firms?

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:56 am

The voice on that site has kind of a weird accent.

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Lawlcat
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Re: How do you pronounce the names of these firms?

Postby Lawlcat » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:23 am

AreJay711 wrote:The voice on that site has kind of a weird accent.


lolwut?

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Re: How do you pronounce the names of these firms?

Postby Lasker » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:09 pm

And there I was thinking it was Vak-tell . . . :oops:

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Re: How do you pronounce the names of these firms?

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:18 pm

Lawlcat wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:The voice on that site has kind of a weird accent.


lolwut?


Well maybe it is just that the speaker pronounces every letter rather than the lazy shortcuts used in typical speech. If someone talked like that all the time I'd look at them weird.




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