Anonymous User wrote:nonprofit-prophet wrote:snailio wrote:Anonymous User wrote:What firms to love in TX?
Absolutely. They pay the best bonuses and have tons of perks. If you can hack the hours, you make partner. And partner compensation is amazing. Also, you actually get to practice law.
Hours are Susman are bruuuutal though. Only firm I did a callback at where people were noticeably tired, bags under their eyes, etc. Sure the money is good but I don't know if i'd put it on the "firms to love" list.
I worked there as a summer and I can attest that the hours aren't any worse than your average NYC biglaw firm. Associates I worked with said they work about 2500-2700 hours a year. Sure that is HIGH but it isn't that high compared to firms like Cravath. Also as a Susman associate a lot of that time is spend doing way more substantive work than associates at almost any other firm in the country. Susman associates spend most of their time writing motions/briefs, taking/defending depositions, arguing their own motions at hearings, etc. This is stuff that associates at other firms have to wait until 5th/6th year.
I personally would take 2500 hours doing actual lawyering and getting paid 200k than working 2000 hours being a discovery drone making 170k.