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Bankruptcy Boutiques

Postby david_niedrauer » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:52 pm

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Re: Bankruptcy Boutiques

Postby jessuf » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:16 am

You can search by practice area on NALP. However, it seems like a lot of firms are missing on their redesign. Not sure what happened.

What about also targeting biglaw firms that are not at your OCI that have a decent sized bankruptcy division? I see a lot of the same biglaw firms in bankruptcy court like Greenburg Traurig, Holland & Knight. Not sure if they are known for bankruptcy, though.

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Re: Bankruptcy Boutiques

Postby prawnstar » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:12 pm

Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP is the best bankruptcy boutique in the U.S. and they are located in L.A. If you are dead set on NY, White and Case have a good practice.

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Re: Bankruptcy Boutiques

Postby horseradish » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:33 pm

Togut Segal is a good bankruptcy boutique in NY.

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Re: Bankruptcy Boutiques

Postby david_niedrauer » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:37 pm

horseradish wrote:Togut Segal is a good bankruptcy boutique in NY.


Thanks. How would one go about getting in contact with these firms? I've heard that mass mailing is often a black hole.

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Re: Bankruptcy Boutiques

Postby A'nold » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:28 pm

If this is your real name you might want to repost anon b/c a simple google search with your unique name and the school you go to would reveal what you think about Texas (which is likely your best chance at a great job) and that you don't want to work biglaw. Just a thought.

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Re: Bankruptcy Boutiques

Postby ruski » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:29 pm

horseradish wrote:Togut Segal is a good bankruptcy boutique in NY.


theres only 20 people in the entire firm? highly unlikely they hire recent grads

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Re: Bankruptcy Boutiques

Postby horseradish » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:39 pm

ruski wrote:
horseradish wrote:Togut Segal is a good bankruptcy boutique in NY.


theres only 20 people in the entire firm? highly unlikely they hire recent grads


Well, OP asked for suggestions on boutiques, which, by definition are small. Also, if you took a minute to look at the profiles you would see that they do indeed have a few recent grads.

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Re: Bankruptcy Boutiques

Postby ruski » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:59 pm

horseradish wrote:
ruski wrote:
horseradish wrote:Togut Segal is a good bankruptcy boutique in NY.


theres only 20 people in the entire firm? highly unlikely they hire recent grads


Well, OP asked for suggestions on boutiques, which, by definition are small. Also, if you took a minute to look at the profiles you would see that they do indeed have a few recent grads.


yea i did. i noticed some "young" people, but no one right out of law school. of course didn't open up every single profile.

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Re: Bankruptcy Boutiques

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:13 am

Togut recently hired three attorneys, so they probably won't have openings.

There's also Klestadt and Winters. Beyond Togut and Klestadt, there aren't many bankruptcy boutiques -- most of the boutiques doing Biglaw-style work got merged into or acquired by larger firms.

You can look at Chambers to figure out which firms have good bankruptcy practices. I wouldn't trust NALP because firms like to pretend they have a bankruptcy practice when they only have 3-4 attorneys working in the area. For smaller firms, check out Martindale, although it'll be harder to tell how good the firms are.

The bankruptcy law clerk job market is pretty slow at the moment in NYC. The smaller firms really have to be able to justify the cost of bringing on a new associate -- not all of them have enough work for it. You may have better luck in Texas, but I don't know anything about the bankruptcy practices out there. Your best bet -- if your judge can't or won't help you out -- is to network and mass mail.

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Re: Bankruptcy Boutiques

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:46 am

Get in good with Professor Westbrook if you know you want to do bankruptcy.




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