DPW, S&C or STB ?

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DPW, S&C or STB ?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:48 pm

Looking to do corporate work. Not sure if I want capital markets, M&A, etc. Sitting on offers from all three firms.

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Re: DPW, S&C or STB ?

Postby rayiner » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Looking to do corporate work. Not sure if I want capital markets, M&A, etc. Sitting on offers from all three firms.


Where would you rather work? If financial district -> go to S&C.
Otherwise, if you don't get your preferred practice area, would you rather be slotted into capital markets or M&A? If the former, go to DPW. Otherwise go to STB.

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Re: DPW, S&C or STB ?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:11 am

I'm actually in the exact same boat deciding between these three, but for litigation. Not to highjack, but any recommendations either way?

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Re: DPW, S&C or STB ?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:15 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm actually in the exact same boat deciding between these three, but for litigation. Not to highjack, but any recommendations either way?


I know a couple people at SullCrom doing litigation who have mentioned to me that they're a little unhappy with the direction that the department is going in. Being neither interested in litigation nor in SullCrom, I don't usually ask a lot of follow-up questions. I don't know much about STB's lit work, but I think that generally speaking, DPW is a fantastic place to practice litigation. Some really great people with fantastic exit options.

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Re: DPW, S&C or STB ?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:07 am

rayiner wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Looking to do corporate work. Not sure if I want capital markets, M&A, etc. Sitting on offers from all three firms.


Where would you rather work? If financial district -> go to S&C.
Otherwise, if you don't get your preferred practice area, would you rather be slotted into capital markets or M&A? If the former, go to DPW. Otherwise go to STB.


lol what. all of these firms do roughly similar quality cap markets and M&A work. the difference to any given associate is minimal. at best, the kinds of clients differ slightly, in the the way that artificial sweeteners differ. if you have a preference for working with a certain kind of client, take that in to consideration, but realize that there will be overlap. you need to feel out where you feel most comfortable yourself.

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Re: DPW, S&C or STB ?

Postby rayiner » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:
rayiner wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Looking to do corporate work. Not sure if I want capital markets, M&A, etc. Sitting on offers from all three firms.


Where would you rather work? If financial district -> go to S&C.
Otherwise, if you don't get your preferred practice area, would you rather be slotted into capital markets or M&A? If the former, go to DPW. Otherwise go to STB.


lol what. all of these firms do roughly similar quality cap markets and M&A work. the difference to any given associate is minimal. at best, the kinds of clients differ slightly, in the the way that artificial sweeteners differ. if you have a preference for working with a certain kind of client, take that in to consideration, but realize that there will be overlap. you need to feel out where you feel most comfortable yourself.


I didn't say anything about the quality of the practices. I was referring to the probability of being slotted into non-first choice practices based on the size of the practices at the respective firms. It's unlikely, but does happen.




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