Orrick NY vs. Baker Botts NY

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Orrick NY vs. Baker Botts NY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:21 am

I have these two--on the one hand, I've been hearing some unsettling rumors regarding Orrick's financial situation. On the other hand, its a much bigger office, I've be exposed to more specialties there, and I overall liked the firm better. Also, to balance out the rumors regarding the finances--they did just sign five major partners, and last year they offered 47/52 of their summers. Thoughts?

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Re: Orrick NY vs. Baker Botts NY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:03 am

Personally I'd go Orrick, esp if I was interested in finance, because you're right, its a much bigger office, and you liked it more. That being said, 47/52 is a pretty shitty number for a biglaw firm. I'm not sure what BB's offer rate was but I bet it's higher.

Regarding the health of the firm, the 5 dudes who just joined are all pretty huge rainmakers (esp the 2 from milbank). To me, that's a pretty big confidence booster for the firm. They probably were given access to Orrick's books and they still decided to join the firm. I doubt the firm is going to implode.

Another thing to consider is pay. Orrick is not lockstep, so you'll probably make less money there.

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Re: Orrick NY vs. Baker Botts NY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:06 am

BB is not lockstep either.

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Re: Orrick NY vs. Baker Botts NY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:48 pm

Orrick is lockstep the first three years. And from what I've heard, the firm is quite busy these days.

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Re: Orrick NY vs. Baker Botts NY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:16 pm

Yeah, Orrick for sure




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