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Re: San Francisco - Top 7 Big Law Firms

Postby Old Gregg » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:31 pm

They do all of Apple's IP litigation which has been huge latley with suit against samsung.


No, they don't. At the moment, WilmerHale, OMM, Kirkland, and Weil Gotshal (though that remains to be seen after the departure of Matthew Powers) are also representing Apple in various high-stakes legal matters. And one can't help but wonder whether Apple simply turned to MoFo simply because the above firms were conflicted out of going against Samsung.

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Re: San Francisco - Top 7 Big Law Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:30 am

Fresh Prince wrote:
They do all of Apple's IP litigation which has been huge latley with suit against samsung.


No, they don't. At the moment, WilmerHale, OMM, Kirkland, and Weil Gotshal (though that remains to be seen after the departure of Matthew Powers) are also representing Apple in various high-stakes legal matters. And one can't help but wonder whether Apple simply turned to MoFo simply because the above firms were conflicted out of going against Samsung.


MoFo has been representing apple for years, so your last statement is dubious.

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Re: San Francisco - Top 7 Big Law Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:08 pm

Any insight into Cooley vs. Wilson vs. Latham?

I don't exactly like the fact that Cooley is V60, Wilson is V30, and Latham is V11.

Because I really like them in the order i listed them! I'm going off general impressions. Is there a sense in the Valley or elsewhere that going to Cooley means you're "worse" a law student than one going to Latham?

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Re: San Francisco - Top 7 Big Law Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any insight into Cooley vs. Wilson vs. Latham?

I don't exactly like the fact that Cooley is V60, Wilson is V30, and Latham is V11.

Because I really like them in the order i listed them! I'm going off general impressions. Is there a sense in the Valley or elsewhere that going to Cooley means you're "worse" a law student than one going to Latham?

First off, Wilson is not a "V30" firm. It's ranked 50 in the Vault rankings. But, basically, you're right: your preferences are in reverse order of prestige in the Bay Area.

For what it's worth, I know a couple of students who chose Cooley over Wilson. The general perception is that Cooley is a more pleasant place to work than Wilson.

As for Latham, it's got more national prestige than the other two. If you think you might want to exit the Bay Area to another market in the future, than Latham would probably give you more options. But if you're sure you want to stay in the Bay Area, then I think it's ok to choose the firm you like the best. All three are well-regarded in the Bay Area. People frequently lateral out of those firms to other highly-regarded firms.

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Re: San Francisco - Top 7 Big Law Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:07 pm

Perkins Coie is making a big splash in SF/SV too with a lot of recent growth.

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Re: San Francisco - Top 7 Big Law Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any insight into Cooley vs. Wilson vs. Latham?

I don't exactly like the fact that Cooley is V60, Wilson is V30, and Latham is V11.

Because I really like them in the order i listed them! I'm going off general impressions. Is there a sense in the Valley or elsewhere that going to Cooley means you're "worse" a law student than one going to Latham?


Lol, trying to decide between these three as well.

Right now to me seems like if you want to stay in SV or Bay Area and do corporate, Wilson is probably the best place to be.

If you want a firm with a more diverse practice area in corporate or litigation or international/national focus, Latham is probably a better choice.

It seems like Cooley is a good choice if you want more 'pleasant' place to do biglaw or a slightly less corporate driven place. It does seem to get overshadowed by Wilson in SV though.

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Re: San Francisco - Top 7 Big Law Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:09 pm

Can someone please tell me a little about DLA Piper's office here? I'm going to an event tonight that is honoring their pro bono work in domestic violence issues, so it will be a good opportunity to network. What's their reputation like in the city? I'm doing some googling, but I'd appreciate some more input. Thanks!

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Re: San Francisco - Top 7 Big Law Firms

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Re: San Francisco - Top 7 Big Law Firms

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