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Cred of Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:05 pm

I'm considering accepting an offer at one of the leading Delaware firms. I'm not sold on Delaware as a place to live and I might want to go to a different city one day (soon?). Well, Delaware does seem to pay very well - and is in the hub of corporate work. My question is, if I work at this firm, will this look particularly good on my resume for the purpose of lateraling one day? For instance, if I wanted to work in St. Louis (completely hypothetically), would firms positively assess the fact that I did corporate work in Delaware? Or would it be, similarly, like doing midlaw in any other middle market?

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Re: Cred of Delaware?

Postby PeanutHead » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:29 pm

Delaware, assuming you are doing corporate and looking to lateral into a place with a relevant corporate practice, is not viewed at all like just another middle market. I would say that your experience in Delaware would be looked at very favorably.

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Re: Cred of Delaware?

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:33 pm

PeanutHead wrote:Delaware, assuming you are doing corporate and looking to lateral into a place with a relevant corporate practice, is not viewed at all like just another middle market. I would say that your experience in Delaware would be looked at very favorably.


Why would this be the case? Bankruptcy perhaps, but I would disagree on corporate work. Few of the DE firms get the truly big work from companies incorporated there.

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Re: Cred of Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:36 pm

IrwinM.Fletcher wrote:
PeanutHead wrote:Delaware, assuming you are doing corporate and looking to lateral into a place with a relevant corporate practice, is not viewed at all like just another middle market. I would say that your experience in Delaware would be looked at very favorably.


Why would this be the case? Bankruptcy perhaps, but I would disagree on corporate work. Few of the DE firms get the truly big work from companies incorporated there.

That's not true for corporate litigation, although it is at least somewhat true for transactional work. RLF, MNAT, YCST, and PAC are lead counsel or co-counsel in just about every big corporate litigation matter filed in Delaware.

To the OP's point: Yes, it would look favorably on your resume. But if you plan to someday go to a market like St. Louis, where they practice more commercial litigation than corporate, I would try to get as much experience as possible in matters that focus on contract disputes.
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Re: Cred of Delaware?

Postby PeanutHead » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:That's not true for corporate litigation, although it is at least somewhat true for transactional work. RLF, MNAT, YCST, and PAC are lead counsel or co-counsel in just about every big corporate litigation matter filed in Delaware.


Correct.

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Re: Cred of Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:47 pm

OP here, thanks for the comments. Very very helpful

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Re: Cred of Delaware?

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:That's not true for corporate litigation, although it is at least somewhat true for transactional work. RLF, MNAT, YCST, and PAC are lead counsel or co-counsel in just about every big corporate litigation matter filed in Delaware.


Fair enough, I was definitely referring to the transactional side.




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