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Skadden Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:32 pm

Looking for any and all information, other than what can be found on NALP. Reputation, exit options, etc. Thanks!

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Re: Skadden Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:42 pm

Nothing?

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Re: Skadden Chicago

Postby alabamabound » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:30 pm

Corp or lit?

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Re: Skadden Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:07 pm

Litigation - Don't do it if you have offers from Kirkland/Sidley/Winston/Mayer
M&A - Pick over everyone but Kirkland (maybe consider Sidley)
Finance - Don't do it if you have offers from Kirkland/Sidley/Winston/Mayer
Specialty Groups - Don't do it. Skadden only does corp and lit in Chicago.

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Re: Skadden Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:24 am

Anonymous User wrote:Litigation - Don't do it if you have offers from Kirkland/Sidley/Winston/Mayer
M&A - Pick over everyone but Kirkland (maybe consider Sidley)
Finance - Don't do it if you have offers from Kirkland/Sidley/Winston/Mayer
Specialty Groups - Don't do it. Skadden only does corp and lit in Chicago.


For transactional, the answer probably depends on whether you plan to go in-house or think you may be partner material. If the latter, the gossip I've heard is that Skadden Chi is the wrong choice irrespective of practice area.

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Re: Skadden Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Litigation - Don't do it if you have offers from Kirkland/Sidley/Winston/Mayer.

Please explain.

Also, what if one hasn't decided on a practice area? Then where would Skadden CHI fit in?

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Re: Skadden Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:43 pm

I heard randomly over lunch in the city that Skadden is to be completely avoided unless you are doing M&A. The person speaking to me described the firm as "a mess." I expressed surprise, but the person reiterated their opinion and told me the Chicago office is among their weaker ones. Word of mouth, FWIW.

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Re: Skadden Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:I heard randomly over lunch in the city that Skadden is to be completely avoided unless you are doing M&A. The person speaking to me described the firm as "a mess." I expressed surprise, but the person reiterated their opinion and told me the Chicago office is among their weaker ones. Word of mouth, FWIW.


I've heard this too, only without the "if you want to do M&A" exception. Actually, Corp/M&A and Bk are the 2 departments I've heard are having difficulties.




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