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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:18 pm

I don't get the payscale. Minnesota has more Fortune 500 companies per capita than any other state in the Union--Target, Best Buy, 3M, General Mills, United Health, etc. (Not to mention Cargill). So why is it that a starting associate in El Paso, TX or in Springfield, IL makes $145k, and a starting associate in MN makes $110k? What gives?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I don't get the payscale. Minnesota has more Fortune 500 companies per capita than any other state in the Union--Target, Best Buy, 3M, General Mills, United Health, etc. (Not to mention Cargill). So why is it that a starting associate in El Paso, TX or in Springfield, IL makes $145k, and a starting associate in MN makes $110k? What gives?


smallish legal market (legal jobs...not potential clients) with a shit ton of schools/grads/natives returning. Cities like NY or Chi can get away with it because the market is bigger with national firms. Most firms in MN are located primarily in MN or regionally at best. There are firms like Fish and Richardson or DLA piper with offices there that pay NY market or closer to it.

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I work downtown in the IDS center. While I was in the elevator, two attorneys from Lindquist got in elevator and the one asked, "How does it feel to be done with recruiting?" The response: grumbles. First Attorney follows up, "Market is kinda weird these days, isn't it? Can only take a few. But, it is better this way." The response: more grumbles.


Anonymous User wrote:maybe if they didn't no offer people they would have fewer grumbles about recruiting


Did they no-offer somebody this summer? Last summer they gave offers to everybody.

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:37 pm

What practice areas are doing well in the cities now?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:38 am

Depends on the firm. Dorsey corporate not so great but faegre and winthrop are diing well. Dorsey litigation is busy as are many other firms in that area.

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:48 am

What about at the Briggs/LSDs/Freds?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:45 am

Does any one know the dates of TC summer programs?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby firm administrator » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:24 am

Anonymous User wrote:What practice areas are doing well in the cities now?


Faegre's corporate division has been very strong over the last few years. Corporate, M&A, private equity financing, etc.




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