3L, IP: help me decide on First-Year Associate Firm

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Which do I go with (3L here, so this is for a permanent offer)?

Barnes & Thornburg (Indianapolis)
3
38%
Brinks Hofer (Chicago)
5
63%
 
Total votes: 8

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3L, IP: help me decide on First-Year Associate Firm

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Re: 3L, IP: help me decide on First-Year Associate Firm

Postby dingbat » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:39 am

Would you rather be a big fish in a little pond?

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Re: 3L, IP: help me decide on First-Year Associate Firm

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:36 pm

This really depends on where you want to live in a lot of ways. They are both great IP firms, and I have friends at both who enjoy their lives at both (as much as one enjoys life while billing at least). Barnes has a little more stability, but I think that Brinks has been doing fine lately too. But these two cities are very, very, very different. Indy is a lot less expensive, but having lived in both Chicago and Indy I would never, ever pick Indy. Some people, however, really like it. (Though if you're young and single, Chicago all the way).

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Re: 3L, IP: help me decide on First-Year Associate Firm

Postby sky7 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:31 pm

The other major question is prosecution vs lit. Have you done much pros? Do you want to eventually move into transactional work or lit?

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Re: 3L, IP: help me decide on First-Year Associate Firm

Postby Arbiter213 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:49 pm

How are you ambivalent between Indianapolis (shithole) and Chicago (one of the best cities in the world)?

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Re: 3L, IP: help me decide on First-Year Associate Firm

Postby stratocophic » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:59 pm

Pick based on what you want to do. I'd take Brinks because I don't want straight pros, but that's me.




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