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Re: How good is Cahill

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Cahill or Milbank? Offers from both.

I want to do transactional work. Would like to pursue a partner track wherever I go w/o playing the lateral game. I am concerned about volatility in business. While I'm cognizant of a normal business cycle, would like to stay away from a firm prone to very violent swings in either direction. Cahill's extra 10K & QOL (long hours) do not make a difference.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


When was your Cahill CB? I had one this week, I know they're known for quick turn around, but it seems a bit more spread out this year.

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Re: How good is Cahill

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:32 pm

Bump. Anyone hear after a CB last week?

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Re: How good is Cahill

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bump. Anyone hear after a CB last week?


CB Tuesday, offer Thursday morning.

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Re: How good is Cahill

Postby fingersxd » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:39 pm

Any current Cahill associate or recent summer willing to PM me to discuss?

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Re: How good is Cahill

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:23 pm

Where is that 10k number coming from for the extra bonuses?

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Re: How good is Cahill

Postby sunynp » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Where is that 10k number coming from for the extra bonuses?

Cahill gave bonuses in July of 5,000 for first through third years and 10,000 for more senior people

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Re: How good is Cahill

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Where is that 10k number coming from for the extra bonuses?


Also, Cahill gave out 10k above market in December last year for year-end.

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Re: How good is Cahill

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:16 pm

Hoping to revive this thread.

I understand Cahill has a particularly strong High-yield bond and banking & finance practice. How does the firm stack up to peer firms such as Willkie? Dechert? Millbank? Fried Frank?

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Re: How good is Cahill

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:17 pm

Hoping to revive this thread.

I understand Cahill has a particularly strong High-yield bond and banking & finance practice. How does the firm stack up to peer firms such as Willkie? Dechert? Millbank? Fried Frank?

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Re: How good is Cahill

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:10 am

I'm a recent law school graduate who didn't summer at Cahill, so take this with a heavy grain of salt, but from what I hear from a close friend who summered there on the corporate side...

It's just more specialized than other firms. The firm has tremendous strengths in acquisition finance and the capital markets, particularly in debt. If you'd like to do lender- or underwriter-side work, wonderful, you'll be at a firm with an incredibly healthy book of business doing term loans and revolvers and everything else. They do other corporate things, too, but the firm has a strong point and the associates know it. Really nice compensation and tech stipend, though.

The other firms have their own strong points, though as a rough impression they seem to be a little more diverse than Cahill's practice strengths. Willkie has an M&A practice that does just fine, with some pharmaceutical companies and PE firms. Dechert has investment management and real estate strengths. Milbank's also a finance-based firm, but has project finance, other specialized finance, bankruptcy, etc. Fried Frank has a lot of old M&A clients plus its foothold in the real estate market. There are plenty more differences between all these firms, as I'm blatantly ignoring culture, how you might pick up work, and so on. But every one of them's just as respectable as the others.

If there's anyone here who has actually worked at Cahill, please fact check me.

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Re: How good is Cahill

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:33 am

Newish-OP here.

And can anyone speak to exit opps at Cahill? Do most people go into banking, in-house, or lower ranked firms?

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Re: How good is Cahill

Postby anyriotgirl » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:18 am

Anonymous User wrote:Cahill or Milbank? Offers from both.

I want to do transactional work. Would like to pursue a partner track wherever I go w/o playing the lateral game. I am concerned about volatility in business. While I'm cognizant of a normal business cycle, would like to stay away from a firm prone to very violent swings in either direction. Cahill's extra 10K & QOL (long hours) do not make a difference.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


can we get an update on how this is going?

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Re: How good is Cahill

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:40 pm

Seconded. Would love to know a little bit more.




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