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Elections

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:19 pm

Did any hear from employers that there waiting on the presidential elections results to decide if there hiring more? I applied as a 3L and that's what the hiring partner at a big law firm told me

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Re: Elections

Postby Pokemon » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:21 pm

Did they also tell you whether they will hire more if Romney wins? I bet DLA Piper will hire more if Obama wins.

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Re: Elections

Postby 09042014 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did any hear from employers that there waiting on the presidential elections results to decide if there hiring more? I applied as a 3L and that's what the hiring partner at a big law firm told me


Antitrust gig?

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Re: Elections

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:41 pm

Ya Romney win sounded like they would hire. Whoknows?

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Re: Elections

Postby Perseus_I » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:08 am

It's simple. DC firms will hire more if Obama wins while New York firms will hire more if Romney wins. Under Obama, the IRS would bring in as much money to DC as Romney's tax cuts and deregulation for Wall Street would to NYC. Romney also plans to escalate tensions with China, which would greatly hinder the D.C. government's ability to wage more wars or hand out more free stuff on credit.

Texas firms would be well advised to root for Obama because $4/gallon gas is really good for business. The Keystone XL Pipeline to Canada that Obama vetoed would have put Baker Botts under for sure.

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Re: Elections

Postby ryanmot » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:41 am

I know more than a few firms that will be hurting if all of the regulations they bill clients on are removed under Romney.

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Re: Elections

Postby JO 14 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:08 pm

Some firms make big money by representing either Republicans or Dems. It would be beneficial to find out which party your firm represents. At that point, be supportive, or say nothing.

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Re: Elections

Postby anon168 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:52 pm

I'd be wary of going to any firm so vested in one candidate that it impacts their revenue and/or growth projections going forward to such an extent that it trickles down to their SA decisions.

Any firm management worth its salt will have the firm positioned to be election-neutral.




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