Anonymous User wrote:I'm not confused at all. Talk to lawyers in either market and you will get the same information, if you're sharp enough to read between the lines and filter out home-firm-pride. Your response tells me that you completely missed my point. For Louisville, how does salary equivalency or size play in to the definition of NY Firm that I provided? It doesn't. The atmosphere and expectations at GDM give it a NY Firm atmosphere. Unless you've spent time in the offices I've mentioned, or personally know a number of attorney's at each firm, you're the one who's uninformed, not me.
I am very familiar with the Louisville legal market and maybe we just have to agree to disagree, but everyone that I have interacted with has viewed Stites and not GDM as one of the more "stuffy" or "pretentious" firms (second to Stoll). Where you get GDM as one, I don't know, but maybe we just have different views of a New York firm?
Anonymous Waller wrote:Similarly, I don't think that 7 attorneys makes a difference when you're talking about 150+ firms. And the fact that Waller is cutting dead weight and scaling back tertiary programs doesn't necessarily mean trouble. My understanding is that it's just a smart fiscal move. I don't think that many BBSers would assert that they are a better firm than Waller. Sure, everybody else in Nashville is a distant, distant third...but it's always been understood that Waller's king. Waller has HCA, the Holy Grail of healthcare work in Nashville. Also, have you ever been in Bass? Do you know people that work there? The atmosphere is like Northwestern Mutual/a Gym/a Frat House/a car lot.
Now who is the one defending home-firm-pride? First of all, losing 10% of your partnership in a year and a half, combined with cutting your own summer program, isn't a great sign. And if that doesn't mean trouble, I don't know what does.http://nashvillepost.com/news/2011/7/11 ... rs_parting
I don't know if you're talented enough to read between the lines and see the hypocrisy of you calling someone else out for "home-firm pride" and then completely trashing another firm. I never said Waller was an awful firm, I just stated that Bass currently has a better reputation than Waller and backed it up with facts (or to you, just numbers). You just personally criticized another firm with merit-less (and classless I might add) statements.
And for what it's worth, congrats, Waller has HCA, the "Holy Grail of healthcare work". Great, I hope that makes you sleep better at night. Hopefully the sound of all of your partners jumping ship doesn't wake you up.