Hogan/O'Melveny/Cleary D.C.? Which to choose?

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Which would you pick?

Hogan D.C.
9
45%
Cleary D.C.
6
30%
O'Melveny D.C.
5
25%
 
Total votes: 20

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Hogan/O'Melveny/Cleary D.C.? Which to choose?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:56 am

I have offers from all three and am having a really tough time deciding. Interested in litigation, perhaps white collar. In terms of exit options, most likely a government job, but not 100% sure. Any thoughts?

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Re: Hogan/O'Melveny/Cleary D.C.? Which to choose?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:41 am

i also have an OMM Offer and am leaning toward taking it.

omm's govt. exit options are really good, they encourage it there.

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Re: Hogan/O'Melveny/Cleary D.C.? Which to choose?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:i also have an OMM Offer and am leaning toward taking it.

omm's govt. exit options are really good, they encourage it there.


+1. OMM is the best choice if you want govt after.

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Re: Hogan/O'Melveny/Cleary D.C.? Which to choose?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:44 am

I'm curious why OMM is ranked so much lower in DC than, say, Hogan. Any ideas? The fact that Hogan is a HQ?

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Re: Hogan/O'Melveny/Cleary D.C.? Which to choose?

Postby Old Gregg » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm curious why OMM is ranked so much lower in DC than, say, Hogan. Any ideas? The fact that Hogan is a HQ?


Always a bias towards the local firms (Cov, Wilmer, A&P, and Hogan).

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Re: Hogan/O'Melveny/Cleary D.C.? Which to choose?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:36 pm

Does anyone have any thoughts on the work/life balance of these firms? Obviously, you're going to work a lot at any firm, but I'm wondering if any of these are known for particularly long hours in the D.C. office. Thanks!

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Re: Hogan/O'Melveny/Cleary D.C.? Which to choose?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:33 pm

Anyone? I'm also interested -- particularly in Hogan.

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Re: Hogan/O'Melveny/Cleary D.C.? Which to choose?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:02 pm

OP here... any other advice? Thanks for your help-- it's much appreciated.

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Re: Hogan/O'Melveny/Cleary D.C.? Which to choose?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here... any other advice? Thanks for your help-- it's much appreciated.


Cleary DC, at least based on my understanding from when I went through OCI a few years ago, is very, very focused on antitrust. If you don't have an interest in antitrust, there are probably better places to go.

I think that Hogan DC is still an excellent DC litigation shop and, if you want to do litigation in DC, it would be the best option out of the three. At Hogan there is a reasonable shot at partnership and Hogan has long standing ties to the government.

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Re: Hogan/O'Melveny/Cleary D.C.? Which to choose?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:35 pm

Thanks all. I think Cleary is out. Still can't choose between OMM and Hogan... they're just so different.




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