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Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby pjo » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:50 pm

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:05 pm

If job security and stability is important to you (as it should be to anyone ITE), Jones Day has really been exemplary. One of the few firms who didn't have to defer summer associates, who didn't have rounds of layoffs, etc. having been there for a summer, I can see how stable the environment is. They certainly aren't as extravagant as some other firms, but the flip side is the job security.

What office do you have an offer from?

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:06 pm

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby rad lulz » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:24 pm

Which city (cities)?

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:48 pm

FWIW BH offered only 2 of 5 SAs in Orlando this summer. That's kind of scary even if you are going for CLE or w/e.

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby pjo » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:47 pm

rad lulz wrote:Which city (cities)?

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby thesealocust » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:51 pm

Jones Day is my uneducated, hip-shot opinion as well.

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby pjo » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:43 pm

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:57 pm

pjo wrote:I was already thinking JD was the most stable, having already heard about their policy of not laying ppl off during the recession. Two things concern me with them though 1. I think the expectation with JD is that even associates are expected to travel fairly often, which to me would be a downside 2. At JD I would have to pick a specialized group like only M&A, private equity, or cap markets, whereas at the other two firms transactional attorneys do all of that, not just one.


Keep in mind that, at jones day, your entire first associate year is "undeclared" with regard to practice group. So you will have many months to try everything out and come to the right choice. And many people are cross-disciplinary when it comes to their groups. I see many attorney profiles with multiple groups listed.

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby AVBucks4239 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:02 pm

I know several SA's and first year associates at Jones Day (Cleveland) and their experience has been incredible. Another thing to keep in mind is that JD's Cleveland office is its original office, and is its biggest office outside NYC and DC.

Also, I'm biased because I'm from NE Ohio, but Cleveland is a great place to live for the price. Making $130k in Cleveland is extremely good.

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby thesealocust » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:03 pm

If it's JD Cleveland, that's like a no-brainer. They're the alpha-dogs in Ohio.

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby BHDLaw » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:04 pm

thesealocust wrote:If it's JD Cleveland, that's like a no-brainer. They're the alpha-dogs in Ohio.



Agreed, and I'm pretty sure they're at 145,000 according to their website.

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby 5ky » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:06 pm

Jones Day, no question in my mind.

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:14 pm

Def JD.

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby BHDLaw » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:23 pm

LawIdiot86 wrote:Def JD.



And, you can be just like SCALIA, J (Dissenting)

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:16 pm

Jones Day Pittsburgh also pays $145k, which is amazingly well for SW PA. I really envy your position.

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby traehekat » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:30 am

thesealocust wrote:Jones Day is my uneducated, hip-shot opinion as well.

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby TTH » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:38 am

Contrarian: From listening to people describe both environments, Baker sounds like a better place to work. Pays less, though, and JD does have dat stability.

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:15 am

Do you have a JD offer from Cleve or Pitt? Do you prefer to be in either city?

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby pjo » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do you have a JD offer from Cleve or Pitt? Do you prefer to be in either city?


Cleveland. I like both cities equally yet differently (I think Pittsburgh has the nicer metro area, but Cleveland has the nicer suburbs/city outskirts like Shaker Heights).

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:41 pm

people who have gotten CBs at JD.... how long from screener to CB (D.C. specifically, if you know)

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby turkeysub » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:56 pm

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Re: Reed Smith, Jones Day or Baker Hostetler?

Postby HeavenWood » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:20 pm

pjo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Do you have a JD offer from Cleve or Pitt? Do you prefer to be in either city?


Cleveland. I like both cities equally yet differently (I think Pittsburgh has the nicer metro area, but Cleveland has the nicer suburbs/city outskirts like Shaker Heights).

True. But one of these cities is trending in quite a different direction from the other.




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