Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:So what do you guys think, is Quinn a good place to work? I liked the people, but, as usual, am afraid of the hours. Thoughts from those considering it?
Here's my analysis of SF office. The points can go either way depending on where your priorities lie.
-> Branch seems to revolve around Charles Verhoeven. IE the cases are setup so that they can be handed off for him to go to trial, he is the name on all the docs, etc. Seems like you could be f*cked if you rub him the wrong way lol.
Thanks for a very helpful post. We seem to have similar impressions. Any idea HOW many more hours you work at Quinn than the other bay area firms? I love the idea of being scarppy, hardworking, being the best, but I don't want to be taken advantage of and work more than my peers - that just seems stupid. It's a very difficult decision. I also have an offer from Simpson Thacher in NY and, weirdly enough, it seemed like the people there weren't working so much that they were sick. I got the feeling from some of the Quinners that they really, really work a lot. But they seemed to like it. Is it stupid to go to Simpson when you just have an idea of maybe doing transactional, but you're pretty sure you want lit? Re handing off trials to Verhoeven - do you think juniors at Quinn really get more experience like they say? Do the big dogs take over when things get interesting?
If you have an option at a firm that gives you more options, options that you may be interested in, it may make sense to go that route. If you may want to do transactional and take Quinn, you have no option. So long as Simpson gives you the career development in either track that you'd like, it seems like it may be the better option.
I think Quinn seems like the ideal place for someone that knows they want to litigate and wants to jump right in and have earlier responsibility. I think you can get a lot of great experience elsewhere, but it seems like associates get more substantively involved sooner at Quinn.
I don't think you can really go wrong, but if you want to keep options outside of litigation open, it may be more prudent to go with Simpson (and it is a great firm, of course).