Anonymous User wrote: taf wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:NOT OP:
Can anybody else speak to Boies NY job security and SA/offer chances? I'm close to taking an offer there, but all this talk of super frequent no offers has me concerned. Aside from that ATL post from a couple years ago, I haven't found anything else that confirms that claim except for random anonymous posters (or poster?) who refuse to give any details because they'll "out" themselves.
Yeah. I'm in the same boat.
Same question for incoming first-year associate offers at Boies. People seem very spooked about job security there - but isn't the worst case scenario really just getting huge bonuses for a couple years, paying off loans faster, and then lateraling to Cravath/Paul Weiss/another decent NYC litigation group if things don't work out?
Look this is stupid.
I'm the OP who posted about BSF and associate's job security. If you want further detail feel free to PM me.
But here's the bottom line, and please do not take this the wrong way. All of you folks who are concerned about job security, layoffs, firm health, etc., are worrying about the wrong things. Unless a firm goes supernova like Dewey (and none of the firms we are talking about here will go supernova), you, yes YOU, are in the best position to determine whether you get an offer or get laid off.
No firm will layoff a rockstar associate -- I don't care whether it's BSF, QE, Cravath, or some V5 biglaw firm. The question then is, are you a rockstar associate? Do you have enough confidence in yourself to believe that wherever you go, you will rock their world?
If you can kick-ass, no firm is going to get rid of you, unless the entire firm goes kaboom.
And if you can't kick ass as an associate, it won't matter where you go or what the firm's rep or financial health is like, they will get rid of you faster than a john gets rid of a hooker with crabs.
So, if you've got confidence in yourself, then you just have to figure out where or what firm will provide the best environment for you to succeed at.
Pure and simple.