Sidley Austin NY vs. Proskauer NY

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Sidley Austin NY vs. Proskauer NY

Sidley Austin
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68%
Proskauer
13
33%
 
Total votes: 40

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Sidley Austin NY vs. Proskauer NY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:43 pm

Interested in general corporate but not sure which corporate practice specifically. Also Interested in the possibility of transferring to California sometime down the road, so strength in a Southern California office is important. Partnership is not definitively ruled out, so that is playing a part as well. Other than that, I received generally good vibes from the people at both firms. Suggestions/comments?

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Re: Sidley Austin NY vs. Proskauer NY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:21 pm

Bump. Any rationale behind the votes?

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Re: Sidley Austin NY vs. Proskauer NY

Postby courtneylove » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:45 pm

i can't comment on your work-related concerns, but i think i'd kill myself if i had to work in times square every day.

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Re: Sidley Austin NY vs. Proskauer NY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:15 pm

courtneylove wrote:i can't comment on your work-related concerns, but i think i'd kill myself if i had to work in times square every day.


Fair concern.

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Re: Sidley Austin NY vs. Proskauer NY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:27 pm

People at Sidley seemed pretty happy. not at all like they had the last spark of life wrung out of them by a Times Square behemoth with empathy-challenged partners.

but yeah. For many places lateraling to another firm is easier than transferring to a different office so strength in CA is probably not a great metric for a NYC summer offer.

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Re: Sidley Austin NY vs. Proskauer NY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:52 pm

OP here. Final soft bump before a decision will be made.

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Re: Sidley Austin NY vs. Proskauer NY

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:10 pm

I voted for Sidley. I had screeners with both Proskauer and Sidley and came away with a great feeling about Sidley--the interviewers, recruiters and diversity recruiter were all great, friendly and interesting people. A friend of mine summered there and absolutely loved it. Sidley is also known to have a more friendly vibe because of its midwestern routes. I've heard mixed reviews about Proskauer but if you're interested in labor/employment that could be a reason to choose it over Sidley. I think overall Sidley is stronger (according to Chambers Associate it's Band 1 in Corporate/M&A while Proskauer is Band 2 in Corporate/M&A). So yeah, I'd pick Sidley because it's stronger in corporate and known for a decent work environment.

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Re: Sidley Austin NY vs. Proskauer NY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:09 am

I voted for Proskauer but you won't go wrong with either. I don't know much about Sidley, but I do know that the people at Proskauer are great. Overall, both great options. Go with your gut.




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