Julio_El_Chavo wrote:The non-DC/LA offices of Gibson Dunn are not nearly as selective as MTO or other ultra-selective firms (which probably explains why the law review kids on TLS don't give it any love), but it seems like a pretty stable, well-run place (no layoffs, deferrals, or salary freezes due to ITE). And then there's this:
GDC is an absolutely incredible firm. Like any firm, you could point out flaws (historically they don't make offers to all of their summers, for example), but it's obviously well managed, profitable, and from everything I've heard has a great reputation.
There are more reasons than I could count why somebody would rationally go to GDC - even in NYC or CA - over Munger. But if you're asking on a message board and providing no context about your goals, interests, background, or desires - then Munger is more elitier. Basically you get more prestige points per year (whether those prestige points are redeemable for fabulous cash prizes or not is another matter).
If somebody came to this website and said "Should I go to Wachtell or S&C?" then a chorus would say Wachtell, and they would be right. If the person who asked happened to want to do securities work, however, the chorus would be dead wrong.