Wachtell v. Williams and Connolly

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Wachtell v. Williams and Connolly

Postby liLtuneChi » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:41 pm

Don't know whether I want to do litigation or corporate. Don't really care to be a lawyer. I just want to go the firm that will allow me to leverage its reputation for the best exit options.

I know Wachtell is the best for corporate and W&C is the best at litigation. But which firm looks more impressive on the resume so you can get that next best job?

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Re: Wachtell v. Williams and Connolly

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:47 pm

This is a joke, right?

Getting both would be a major coup given that they're looking for completely different types of people.

And honestly do you think anyone on this forum has any idea about the exit options of either firm? I highly doubt anyone working there, let alone worked and left, can provide an answer -- anything else is ridiculous speculation.

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Re: Wachtell v. Williams and Connolly

Postby Moxie » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:they're looking for completely different types of people.


+1. Both places will offer excellent exit options, but in different areas (ex: banking is likely more attainable from Wachtell, but W&C could be great for gov't connections in DC).

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Re: Wachtell v. Williams and Connolly

Postby HITeacher2 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:This is a joke, right?

Getting both would be a major coup given that they're looking for completely different types of people.


And yet every year, lots of people get offers at both McKinsey and Goldman Sachs, which are the best at what they do and also looking for completely different people. You have to dream big to win big.

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Re: Wachtell v. Williams and Connolly

Postby chup » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:45 am

Outed and banned for repeated, completely shit trolling of this forum.

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Re: Wachtell v. Williams and Connolly

Postby Sentry » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:49 am

Can we please permaban him?

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Re: Wachtell v. Williams and Connolly

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:59 am

HITeacher2 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:This is a joke, right?

Getting both would be a major coup given that they're looking for completely different types of people.


And yet every year, lots of people get offers at both McKinsey and Goldman Sachs, which are the best at what they do and also looking for completely different people. You have to dream big to win big.


McKinsey is based on a case interview and GS just cares about whether you are top of your class at HYP. The two are not even close to mutually exclusive nor would getting one presume any decline in likelihood of getting the other; on the other hand, W&C is looking for people who love litigation while WLRK is looking for people who love corporate. The two are distinct and very different areas of law and the credentials that make one a persuasive candidate for one of the firms would typically undermine the candidate's prospects at the other firm.

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Re: Wachtell v. Williams and Connolly

Postby Moxie » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:23 am

chup wrote:Outed and banned for repeated, completely shit trolling of this forum.


:mrgreen: Praise the mods, it's about damn time.

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Re: Wachtell v. Williams and Connolly

Postby goodolgil » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:01 am

chup wrote:Outed and banned for repeated, completely shit trolling of this forum.


Sort of surprising he'd post this anonymously given his M.O. Or maybe the point was to get outed?

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Re: Wachtell v. Williams and Connolly

Postby glewz » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:
HITeacher2 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:This is a joke, right?

Getting both would be a major coup given that they're looking for completely different types of people.


And yet every year, lots of people get offers at both McKinsey and Goldman Sachs, which are the best at what they do and also looking for completely different people. You have to dream big to win big.


McKinsey is based on a case interview and GS just cares about whether you are top of your class at HYP. The two are not even close to mutually exclusive nor would getting one presume any decline in likelihood of getting the other; on the other hand, W&C is looking for people who love litigation while WLRK is looking for people who love corporate. The two are distinct and very different areas of law and the credentials that make one a persuasive candidate for one of the firms would typically undermine the candidate's prospects at the other firm.

I couldn't comment on WLRK/W&C; but regarding McK&GS hiring, McK's ideal entry level candidate possesses very similar qualifications to GS'. Very commonly during their respective info sessions, recruiters will say that they welcome those with backgrounds from the opposing field. Vault guides also echo this.

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Re: Wachtell v. Williams and Connolly

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:41 am

Anonymous User wrote:This is a joke, right?

Getting both would be a major coup given that they're looking for completely different types of people.

And honestly do you think anyone on this forum has any idea about the exit options of either firm? I highly doubt anyone working there, let alone worked and left, can provide an answer -- anything else is ridiculous speculation.


I know people who have gotten offers at both places. Its not completely unheard of. Plus Wachtell's litigation department now has more lawyers than their corporate department.

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Re: Wachtell v. Williams and Connolly

Postby goodolgil » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:42 am

Wachtell's litigation department is top-notch. It's an oddly repeated myth here (though not said explicitly in this thread) that working lit at Wachtell is just like working lit at any other V100 firm.




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