Anonymous User wrote:Blindmelon wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Can we share information about what we know anecdotally (or through experience) about some of the large firms in Boston?
Ropes, Wilmer, Goodwin, Bingham, Choate, Foley Hoag, Mintz Levin, Goulston and Storrs, Nutter, Brown Rudnick, Nixon Peabody, etc.
and maybe some of the other larger firms with decent size offices, Latham, Weil, Skadden, Jones Day?
Are the firms with the largest class sizes (Ropes, Wilmer) more selective than some of the firms with smalll classes (Foley, Goulston)?
"Selectivity" is hard to say. Veril Dana is probably taking 1 SA in Boston this year, so it's probably harder to get a job there than Ropes. Class sizes really muddles up selectivity.
That said, Ropes seems to be all about grades. They also seem to have a pretty relaxed culture so, I'm sure that comes into play as well. Wilmer seems to take top 10% and LR but it seems that they also want something more. Some kind of great WE, really interesting background, etc. Goodwin seems to be like Ropes and be mostly numbers from what I've heard.
Foley Hoag tends to like top grades and journals from what I've gathered. It's probably about as selective as Choate, but Choate is kid of a black box of a firm. Numbers will certainly help, but someone described their recruiting method as "we know it when we see it."
I don't know about some of the V10 with Boston offices. Latham is brand new in Boston and so it's probably tough to gauge. I think Skadden ad Weil are both considered pretty elite firms in Boston and so they're both pretty picky with grades.
Just my opinion, but there's the big 3 in Boston (WH, RG, and Goodwin), then another band of Choate, FH, Bingham, and Skadden, and then after that, most of the firms are pretty similar in terms of "prestige" and selectivity.
This is pretty much spot on. Caveat that Weil Boston only does 1 thing really, but does it really well.
I assume bankruptcy just based on their NY office?
It's in more than one office, but not Boston.