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best atlanta big law for AUSA

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Re: best atlanta big law for AUSA

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 10, 2012 11:11 pm

In my limited experience, there isn't a big difference between the major firms in their exit options to NDGa USAO. It's more about the practice you're in and the partners with whom you work. You would want to get into a litigation practice (or white collar, but most Atlanta firms don't have a dedicated white collar practice independent of the litigation group). And the more you can get into court, the better.

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Re: best atlanta big law for AUSA

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 11, 2012 12:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:In my limited experience, there isn't a big difference between the major firms in their exit options to NDGa USAO. It's more about the practice you're in and the partners with whom you work. You would want to get into a litigation practice (or white collar, but most Atlanta firms don't have a dedicated white collar practice independent of the litigation group). And the more you can get into court, the better.

kindly name the major firms you refer to

is this list missing someone: alston, kilpatrick, king&spalding, sutherland, troutman

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Re: best atlanta big law for AUSA

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 11, 2012 4:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:In my limited experience, there isn't a big difference between the major firms in their exit options to NDGa USAO. It's more about the practice you're in and the partners with whom you work. You would want to get into a litigation practice (or white collar, but most Atlanta firms don't have a dedicated white collar practice independent of the litigation group). And the more you can get into court, the better.

kindly name the major firms you refer to

is this list missing someone: alston, kilpatrick, king&spalding, sutherland, troutman


Bondurant.

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Re: best atlanta big law for AUSA

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 11, 2012 4:16 pm

Bondurant is a lot harder to get into than the assistant United states attorneys office for the Northern District of Georgia.

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Re: best atlanta big law for AUSA

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 12, 2012 12:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:In my limited experience, there isn't a big difference between the major firms in their exit options to NDGa USAO. It's more about the practice you're in and the partners with whom you work. You would want to get into a litigation practice (or white collar, but most Atlanta firms don't have a dedicated white collar practice independent of the litigation group). And the more you can get into court, the better.

kindly name the major firms you refer to

is this list missing someone: alston, kilpatrick, king&spalding, sutherland, troutman

That's a good list. I think if you're talking litigation, you can add in a few "lesser" firms like McKenna (which has good government/politics ties, which would likely help with transition to AUSA), Jones Day, or Rogers & Hardin. And of course Bondurant would be on the list, as someone mentioned upthread. But their hiring criteria are stringent and they take only 1-3 summers per year. Not realistic for most.

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Re: best atlanta big law for AUSA

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 13, 2012 2:20 am

Bondurant is a lot harder to get into than the assistant United states attorneys office for the Northern District of Georgia.


I was going to reply to call BS on this. Then I looked at the firm's attorney roster. Wow. I count precisely one associate without a clerkship (the outlier was a cum laude Harvard grad). I count precisely one additional associate with a non-AIII clerkship (this one clerked for the GA intermediate appellate and supreme court). It probably is easier to get hired by the ND Ga USAO than this firm. Impressive...

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Re: best atlanta big law for AUSA

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 13, 2012 3:39 am

When I was interviewing this past year, K&S seemed to have the best connections/prep for an AUSA position a few years out (that's my goal, too).

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Re: best atlanta big law for AUSA

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Bondurant is a lot harder to get into than the assistant United states attorneys office for the Northern District of Georgia.


I was going to reply to call BS on this. Then I looked at the firm's attorney roster. Wow. I count precisely one associate without a clerkship (the outlier was a cum laude Harvard grad). I count precisely one additional associate with a non-AIII clerkship (this one clerked for the GA intermediate appellate and supreme court). It probably is easier to get hired by the ND Ga USAO than this firm. Impressive...


Sure, getting a spot at Bondurant is very hard, but assuming you're coming from a AIII clerkship with top grades at a good school, isn't it still very hard to get an AUSA position?

Also, if we assume one has a strong shot at Bondurant, does anyone here know if the firm actually has a history of feeding into the USAO in Atlanta? Or are we just assuming this because of its prestige?

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Re: best atlanta big law for AUSA

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:51 am

K&S seems to have a pretty strong pipeline to the ND Ga. USAO.




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