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MarkL234
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Top 15% at MVP shooting for SF

Postby MarkL234 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:09 pm

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Re: Top 15% at MVP shooting for SF

Postby seriouslyinformative » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:30 pm

I think you will get an offer at at least some of those firms, but you should probably not work at them for them for the sake of job security. In my opinion, the only SF offices worth working at on that list are MoFo, GDC, and Latham. To that extent, it might be wiser to target just those firms (and other healthy SF offices), and use the rest of your bids on NYC, where there are plenty more firms that are doing relatively well and are great places to start your career.

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Re: Top 15% at MVP shooting for SF

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:36 pm

seriouslyinformative wrote: In my opinion, the only SF offices worth working at on that list are MoFo, GDC, and Latham.


Can you say more about this? You seem to be saying Orrick, Cooley, O'Melveney, Paul Hastings, Pillsbury and Morgan Lewis are all doing poorly (or perhaps there are better options for someone in OP's position). I had heard not good things about Pillsbury, but had not heard anything specifically about the others other than the general comment that the Bay Area firms were bouncing back. If not these firms, which firms should the OP be targeting?

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Re: Top 15% at MVP shooting for SF

Postby Kretzy » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:
seriouslyinformative wrote: In my opinion, the only SF offices worth working at on that list are MoFo, GDC, and Latham.


Can you say more about this? You seem to be saying Orrick, Cooley, O'Melveney, Paul Hastings, Pillsbury and Morgan Lewis are all doing poorly (or perhaps there are better options for someone in OP's position). I had heard not good things about Pillsbury, but had not heard anything specifically about the others other than the general comment that the Bay Area firms were bouncing back. If not these firms, which firms should the OP be targeting?


"Seriouslyinformative" is being seriously silly (particularly as s/he just cuts firms from your list rather than offers other strong firms in the area to which you could apply).

MoFo, GDC, Latham, Fenwick, Cooley, Paul Hastings, Davis Polk SV, and a good chunk of other SF/SV firms are doing quite well. OMM's "problems" are basically nothing more than rumors, and the only firm on your list that has had more than a couple of years of downward trend is Pillsbury.

I'd also apply to some of the great smaller firms, like Farella Braun, Hanson Bridgett, Manatt Phelps and Howard Rice, plus Bingham, Jones Day, Gunderson Dettmer, Ropes, Kirkland, Simpson Thatcher, Weil, and Quinn. Those run a gamut of reaches, targets and safeties for your grades + ties to the area, and almost all of them are on solid financial footing with very strong offer rates.




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