BruceWayne wrote:Fresh Prince wrote:to bill 3000 hours a year doing litigation but actually be compensated accordingly (Quinn,
I understand the different strokes for different folks thing, but it amazes me how many people actually desire those types of jobs. I understand the desire to make a lot of money, but with the way things are set up you really don't even get that with the NYC megafirms. I don't know the hours differences but I just don't see why you'd go Cravath or Sullivan over Paul Weiss for example. You'll make the same amount of money but you'll be working even worse hours (which is really incredible considering that you won't be working light hours at Paul Weiss either).
More laughing at the fact that Quinn's bonuses were shit this year. Yes, they went above market, but the money they gave to high billers was practically insulting. Even Susman's weren't that great, but they were good. Boies's was truly jaw-dropping.
With respect to choosing S&C or Cravath over Paul Weiss or whatever:
(1) I guarantee you that you'll be working similar hours at Paul Weiss.
(2) Each of those firms has different strengths and weaknesses. If you want to do capital markets work, for instance, going to S&C is your best bet. However, unlike in the boom years, you can no longer credibly claim to being compensated at the top of the market at that firm.
Anyway, this thread is getting dumb. OP wants to do corporate work. I don't see why it's relevant that Susman, Quinn, Boies, etc. pay more than Cravath. OP stated at the outset he wants to do corporate work. If he were to attain an offer at a V5, he would have the option of working at some of the best corporate firms in the world. Full stop.