Anonymous User wrote:
Okay, here's the tentative bid list I am putting together in no particular order yet. I suspect it may be too ambitious. I have three H/7P, though one P is from a seminar. Strong upward trend in that all the Hs were from the spring. Hoping for Boston, NY for safety.
The Boston firms are basically all of them, except ones that do only IP and some that don't pay market. The New York firms were chosen somewhat haphazardly, based on my gut feelings on a selectivity/quality ratio. I suspect that since NY is generally the safety market for me, the NY picks are too high. I welcome - nay, urge - feedback. What firms am I missing? What should I not bother bidding on?
Choate, Hall & Stewart
Fish & Richardson
Foley & Lardner
Goulston & Storrs
Latham & Watkins
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo
Nutter, McClennen & Fish
Ropes & Gray
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Weil Gotshal & Manges
New York Firms
Kirkland & Ellis
White & Case
Speaking on Boston picks:
Fish and Richardson is IP only.
The only top tier GP firms with large offices in Boston are Ropes, Wilmer, Goodwin, and Bingham. Mintz/Nutter/Choate/Foley Hoag/Brown/K&L are second tier GP firms, and you can probably get a better firm in NY if you are so inclined. That said, they are reasonable choices if geography is your main priority.
Most of the other firms are satellite offices in Boston with few practice groups, so make sure you are SURE you want the practice groups they offer or else they are bad choices (ie Gunderson is great for startup corporate work, but almost non-existent for anything else).