Paul Hastings in DC?

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Paul Hastings in DC?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:55 pm

I'm a 2L looking at Paul Hastings in DC, and having a difficult time deciding (compared to V10 ranked firms in NY and DC). The firm generally seems great, but I really don't feel like I have any understanding of what the firm's level of prestige is/how that affects future exit options.

So, should I decide I want to leave after a few years, e.g., to go in-house or into government, would it be better if I were somewhere else? And/or does PH have ways of helping place people that other firms don't?
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Re: Paul Hastings in DC?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:17 pm

Also considering PH's DC office, along with Cleary, O'Melveny, Cadwalader, and Sullcrom. Thoughts on the best option? (for litigation, possibly white collar)

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Re: Paul Hastings in DC?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:34 pm

Bump-- anyone have any insight in PH D.C.?

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Re: Paul Hastings in DC?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:41 am

Anonymous User wrote:Also considering PH's DC office, along with Cleary, O'Melveny, Cadwalader, and Sullcrom. Thoughts on the best option? (for litigation, possibly white collar)


Sullcrom... Cadwalader should generally be avoided based on general reputation. Clearly, from my recollection, is focused predominantly on antitrust.

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Re: Paul Hastings in DC?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:02 am

I summered there, and I really liked it. It seemed like the opposite of a sweatshop. Hard to compare to other firms though. Associates lives seem much better than how they are described here, but the internet might just overblow how bad associates lifestyles are in general.

Though V10 is clearly more "prestigious." I'd imagine exit options are more tied to what practice group you join. If you want to do employment law, PH is really good.

Cleary and Sulcrom are just in another league in terms of "prestige."




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