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Skadden Lateralling

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:34 pm

I'm deciding between V5 firms and one of the things that draws me to Skadden, apart from its stellar reputation in the corporate world, is the ability to lateral to a satellite office from the NY HQ.

Assuming I'd like to move to California in a couple years' time, could I have a good shot at lateralling to an office there given I produce great work product at HQ? I'm focused mainly in corporate, particularly M&A. I could alter my preferences a bit if that would help my lateral chances. For example, I would be open to working in Skadden's Technology/Outsourcing department (highly ranked in NY by Chambers) if it would improve my odds.

On a side note: the "sweatshop" reputation Skadden has is greatly overblown. According to NALP, its NY office has 800 attorneys, but its M&A department has an Associate/Partner ratio almost similar to Wachtell's M&A department (2.80 v. 2.56, respectively) with only about 40 more attorneys. The NY office is big, true, but that's because it handles everything.

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Re: Skadden Lateralling

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

bump

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Re: Skadden Lateralling

Postby 5ky » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:13 pm

Yeah, because Wachtell's not a sweatshop, good logic.




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