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Bidlist Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:27 pm

Hey guys. I'm Top 25% at Berkeley. I'm interested in commercial litigation/possibly corporate work . I want to be in the Bay Area, but am open to LA. I've tried to research as much about firms as possible, but with 60 bids it can be a bit of a challenge. This is what I have for a bidlist thus far. Berkeley is 100% lottery based. If you notice a large firm missing (MoFo, Latham, Gibson) it's because I'm interviewing with them at BADCF. Any advice is appreciated!

Firm/Location/Bid:Interview Ratio/SA class size
1. Sidley Austin (SF/15.4%/1)
2. Baker McKenzie (SF/12.2%/2)
3. Orrick (SF/14.3%/5)
4. Winston (SF/13.9%/1)
5. DLA Piper (SF/16%/30 firmwide)
6. K&L Gates (Palo Alto/16.3%/??)
7. Nixon Peabody (SF/16.3%/3)
8. Sedgwick (SF/16.4%/4)
9. Shearman (SF/16.8%/2)
10. Reed Smith (SF/17.9%/4)
11. Holland & Knight (SF/18%/1)
12. Perkins Coie (SF/18.9%/3) Also PA
13. Keker (SF/19.8%/3)
14. Ropes & Gray (SF/30.3%/8)
15. White (Silicon Valley/23.3%/4)
16. Gunderson (Silicon Valley/25%/4)
17. Crowell & Moring (SF/20%/2)
18. Hogan Lovells (SF/20.8%/3)
19. Foley & Lardner (SF/??)
20. Pillsbury (SF/29%/5)
21. Morgan Lewis (SF/29.4%/7)
22. Farella & Braun (SF/31.7%/2)
23. Wilson Sonsini (SF/36.6%/17)
24. Skadden (Palo Alto/55.6%/9)
25. Davis Polk (Menlo Park/54.1%/10)
26. Covington (SF/44.4%/2)
27. Goodwin Proctor (SF/19.8%/2)
28. Drinker (SF/47.1%/2)
29. Simpson Thatcher (Palo Alto/59.7%/9)
30. Kirkland (SF/63.2%/130 firmwide)
31. Cooley (Palo Alto/60%/15)
32. King & Spauling (SF/38.1%/??)
33. Sheppard (SF/51.7%/3)
34. Baker Botts (Palo Alto/56.3%/7)
35. Mayer Brown (Palo Alto/??)
36. Sullivan & Cromwell (Palo Alto/??)
37. Vinson (Palo Alto/??)
38. Arnold & Porter (SF/??)
39. Dechert (SF/??)
40. MoFo (LA/20.8%/6)
41. White & Case (LA/29.4%/7)
42. Bingham (LA/25.3%/5)
43. DLA Piper (LA/35.7%/30 firmwide)
44. Latham & Watkins (LA/42.2%/20)
45. Paul Hastings (LA/44.4%/8)
46. Jones Day (LA/45.5%/5)
47. Sidley Austin (LA/51.9%/9)
48. O’Melveny & [deleted] (LA/55.6%/14)
49. Munger, Tolles, & Olson (LA/88.2%/24)
50. Irell (LA/78.4%/??)
51. Skadden (LA/67.8%/17)
52. Kirkland (LA/74.1%/9)
53. Sheppard (LA/82.2%/12)
54. Proskauer Rose (LA/??)
55. Milbank (LA/??)

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