Anonymous User wrote:school and class rank if you don't mind?? thanks for the insight-heard ATL can be brutal.
Your parenthetical is odd. Are you sure this is what they said? Sutherland is probably one of the least grade conscious Atlanta firms. And it's hardly a "boutique"...[/quote]
Yea I didn't mean to include Sutherland in "smaller elite boutiques." They referred to Sutherland as "selective" but I am not certain whether they meant grade selective specifically. No one ever goes to Sutherland from here (data shows people didn't go even in boom times) so the consultants are pretty much all I have to go on.[/quote]
I agree with you saying Sutherland isn't a boutique, but I definitely think it's more grade selective than Troutman/Kilpatrick/A+B.
My Atlanta ranking by grade selectivity would look something like this:
Band lulz don't even bother: Bondurant
Band 1: K&S, Sutherland, Troutman, Jones Day
Band 2: Kilpatrick, A+B
Band 3: Paul Hastings
Band 4: all other biglaw
Obviously not a total list, but that's about how I felt that it broke down last year.