Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Similar answer to above I guess but from what I hear the Philly transactional associates have a tough time hitting their billable hours req's (at least at the firms I've heard first-hand experiences from). There's simply not as much work to go around because it's so localized. A comparative look at notable client lists will probably tell you everything you need to know about the professional disadvantages you might face. You're probably better off in NYC opportunity-wise (though I agree about the Philly/NYC lifestyle issue). You could always lateral into a smaller market for lifestyle reasons after you're sure that your future is secure and will survive any economic fluctuation.
As an aside: have you considered Delaware??? You could always live in Philly and commute to Wilmington if you get in there, and you'd have some really cool opportunities.
OP here. I'm going to end up going DE for transactional work.
Do you mean DE as a SA or that's your long-term goal?? If SA, congrats!!! That's amazing. If long-term I'd definitely pick a NYC job over a Philly job now since you'll be able to network with DE attorneys pretty frequently. At an OCI for MNAT the interviewer exhaustively spoke about how at his firm you get to interact with lawyers from so many of the other large markets in the country. I remember him specifically mentioning big NY firms and how he enjoys seeing how other firms work. It seemed like a really cool advantage of working in DE. Either way, best of luck and hope your interviewing season is all said and done soon!
Sorry I wasn't more clear. I am going to take a SA at one of the DE big 4. Thanks![/quote]
Could you tell me which one? Waiting to hear about one of the firms, and it's been a while. Emailed them to follow up, and been radio silence. I dread every day going to my mailbox.