Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I heard that Cadwalader NY is terrible and that even Cadwalader's other offices don't like working with them.
Some say it's tolerable/getting better/not any worse than other firms, but I have never heard of anyone saying that itis a good place to work.
Cadwalader summer here. I think things HAVE improved, but it's definitely to gauge how much based only on 11 weeks. The most notorious "screamer" rainmaker partner Dennis Block has been gone for a few years. Stories of his antics were legion at the firm. The morale of the litigation department seemed especially good to me.
This isn't to say it's a better place to work at than other biglaw firms; I can't speak to that. But it doesn't seem as bad as it was a few years ago.
This is key. Dennis Block is a notoriously evil person to work for, and he's at Greenburg Traurig now. I've met lawyers at firms all over New York who have Dennis Block horror stories. He's easily 60% of the reason Cadwalader has the reputation it has for being a miserable place to work; so I would be more concerned about going to Greenburg Traurig if there's a chance you'll be doing M&A work.