Will a Boston network help with NY firms?

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thesteelers
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Will a Boston network help with NY firms?

Postby thesteelers » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:15 pm

1L in a Boston school here. I've been attending firm events and stuff in this town, but I've decided I'd rather work in New York. Now a lot of Boston firms have offices in NYC and vice versa, so will my acquaintances in Boston help me get a foot in with the NYC crowd? I know lawyers at Nutter, Ropes, Goodwin, Brown Rudnick, and Bingham. The catch is that I don't know them very well, but I keep seeing the same faces at events and eventually everyone starts to recognize each other. I've had informational interviews with some of them. Some of them have sort of mentored me, but the problem is that they're totally Boston boys. Raised here, schooled here, Red Sox lovers, etc. Not sure they'd be thrilled about my New York ambitions or even able to help much if they don't know people in their firm's New York office.

Should I just start building rewards points on the Chinatown bus to Manhattan and attending events there instead?

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Blindmelon
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Re: Will a Boston network help with NY firms?

Postby Blindmelon » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:34 am

Goodwin, Brown, Ropes, and Bingham have NYC offices. I know a few people who interviewed with these firms in Boston and got an offer at another office. Boston to NYC people know each other and some of these firms have one unitary hiring group that places people throughout different offices.

I would also just try to get an offer in Boston or NYC - a lot of people go from Boston to NYC after a few years depending on your practice group.




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