unlicensedpotato wrote:Anonymous User wrote:
I believe the OP is really asking about firms that pay NYC lock step in Texas, like Weil or Gibson Dunn, and those that do not, like Baker Botts. So COL isn't really an issue here.
Right, he was asking about a Texas office of a national firm. My impression has been that you'll get paid more as an associate at one of the satellite offices but you have a much better chance to make partner at one of the Texas firms.
I'd say this is an accurate assessment. However, when I went through the process, I came to the conclusion that, while the odds for partner are higher at one of the Texas Big firms, it is probably like 15% compared to 5%. That just wasn't worth it to me, so I chose the national satellite. It is almost certain that you will not be a partner at the firm you choose, either by your choice or their's, so I would just choose based on who you fit in best with. That is assuming offer rates for SAs are equal, which we all know isn't really the case.