M transfer bid list critique

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M transfer bid list critique

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:45 pm

T30 (top 10-15%) --> M. From DC area, NY ties also. Any glaring errors?

Rank Firm Market
1 Milbank NY
2 Cadwalader NY
3 Cahill NY
4 Sutherland DC
5 Jones Day NY/DC
6 Morgan Lewis DC/NY
7 Dechert NY/PH/DC
8 Linklaters NY
9 Proskauer NY
10 White & Case NY
11 Venable DC/MD/NY
12 Weil NY
13 Wilkie NY
14 Fried Frank NY
15 Crowell DC
16 Allen & Overy NY
17 Paul Hastings NY/DC
18 Clifford Chance NY
19 Patton DC
20 Sidley "NY/DC"
21 Arent Fox DC
22 Hogan DC/NY/MD
23 Debevoise NY
24 Paul Weiss NY
25 Akin NY/DC
27 Latham NY/DC
28 Davis Polk NY/DC
29 Gibson NY/DC
30 Arnold & Porter DC


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Re: M transfer bid list critique

Postby keg411 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:54 pm

A few comments from a transfer last year.

Move up Latham and STB. You're not getting them that low. Sidley needs to be in your top 10 if you want them (I didn't get them at 11 last year). Move Paul Hastings up a spot or two, but you have a chance to get them at 17. You're also not getting Clifford Chance/A&O where you have them, but I would avoid both of those firms and Linklaters unless you have some type of language skills or international background. Akin Gump is NOT transfer-friendly, but you probably won't get them that low anyway.

Make sure you take a look at the "where transfers worked" spreadsheet before bidding. You probably want to add some of those firms that you're missing (K&E, Quinn Emanuel; the latter of which you'll probably get at the bottom of your bidlist).

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