Cleary vs. Sullivan & Cromwell

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Cleary or S&C? (for NYC)

Cleary Gottlieb
10
53%
Sullivan & Cromwell
9
47%
 
Total votes: 19

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Cleary vs. Sullivan & Cromwell

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:56 am

Both seem like great places, and I'm mostly interested in corporate, which seems to be at about the same strength in both places (though it's hard to tell from the outside). The main thing I hear is that Cleary is less stuffy/more flexible. Are the hours any different? Anything else I should be considering?

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Re: Cleary vs. Sullivan & Cromwell

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:05 am

+1 Also very curious about this, especially DC vs. NY.

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Re: Cleary vs. Sullivan & Cromwell

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:10 am

There are literally 2 other threads on this in the archives. One is two pages back.

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=194241

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Re: Cleary vs. Sullivan & Cromwell

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:12 am

I'd go with Cleary. Better hours for roughly the same pay.

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Re: Cleary vs. Sullivan & Cromwell

Postby MTC87 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:18 pm

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Re: Cleary vs. Sullivan & Cromwell

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:27 pm

MTC87 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Both seem like great places, and I'm mostly interested in corporate, which seems to be at about the same strength in both places (though it's hard to tell from the outside). The main thing I hear is that Cleary is less stuffy/more flexible. Are the hours any different? Anything else I should be considering?


There are definitely meaningful differences in the corporate practice strength of the two firms. Check the older threads. Hours are not different. Having done callbacks and second looks at both firms, I would agree that Cleary is more informal, though I've never heard that its work assignment system is "more flexible." Sullcrom's system is definitely one of the most wide-open ones out there.


Maybe you mean in terms of different areas of strength, because there are not meaningful differences in overall strength.




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