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Chicago Biglaw Litigation Ranks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:28 pm

Need some feedback here, this topic has been bandied about on here a bit but not much lately.

Strictly in terms of general litigation, how would you rate the following firms in terms of overall prestige? All anecdotes are appreciated.

My understanding is that it goes

1. Kirkland
2. Mayer Brown
3. Sidley (would be #2 overall but probably #3 for litigation behind MB)
4. Winston
5. Jenner


Where would you place Schiff Hardin, Jones Day, Skadden, McDermott, Katten and others?

Thank you for the help.

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Re: Chicago Biglaw Litigation Ranks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:57 pm

forrest bump

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Re: Chicago Biglaw Litigation Ranks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:01 pm

http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA/ ... 3#org_3580

Excluding Barlit Beck, a boutique, Jenner, Mayer Brown, and Kirkland appear to take the cake.

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Re: Chicago Biglaw Litigation Ranks

Postby bjsesq » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:19 pm

Going off what I know and not with the info in front of me: Winston is certainly not better than jenner in lit. Not even close, actually

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Re: Chicago Biglaw Litigation Ranks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:20 pm

really? perhaps it is just the dan webb show over there and little else? would you put jenner ahead of mayer brown?

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Re: Chicago Biglaw Litigation Ranks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:23 pm

the chambers thing was very helpful, thank you for posting. jenner deserves more love than it gets, methinks.

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Re: Chicago Biglaw Litigation Ranks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:27 pm

If you were looking for overall strength in litigation I would say:

1. Kirkland
2. Sidley
3. Winston
4. Mayer (unless interested in appellate, then I would say #1)
5. Jenner

Also keep in mind that Jenner is the only one of these to not pay market past the first year and pay sub-market bonuses.

ETA: Obviously excludes BB.
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Re: Chicago Biglaw Litigation Ranks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:28 pm

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