Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:What does everyone think about Munger? Any tips on getting hired there?
Maybe the top litigation firm in all of CA (with a strong argument from KVN).
Top tier work, top tier talent.
That said, if you go there just be cognizant of their atmosphere.
They are braniancs, and wear their credentials on their sleeve. They almost indulge in telling other people, and each other, how smart they are, and how credentialed they are. The attitude can almost (stress "almost") veer towards, "so what if we lost the motion, we produced one darn good brief!"
Generally, a good working environment, with strong partnership prospects, but I've known people who've left because they felt the firm had a stealth biglaw attitude towards billables and partnership track (i.e., both can be long).
As to how to get hired. Top 10% of your class at T10 law school (maybe a bit lower for local Top 15 schools like USC/UCLA). Law review, clerkships, etc. I don't think ties to CA (either southern or northern) are that critical.
This is a fair assessment. It's hard to stand out at MTO, which can be a downside. But the hours really are better than at other prestigious firms—Wachtell, W&C, Irell, Susman, Keker, etc. And the firm is open about financials. And everyone gets to vote on everything. Democratic gridlock ftw!