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Why you chose your firm thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:15 pm

Can we have message thread going on where people say which firm they chose and why/ explain their decision process. For instance I chose Clifford because I wanted a collegial international law firm... blah blah (I did not actually chose clifford, I am only in the prepping for interview stage). I think this will be helpful for people going through OCI and for people deciding between firms. Hopefully thos eof you who have secured a SA can get this going

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Re: Why you chose your firm thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:31 pm

Can junior associates play too?

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Re: Why you chose your firm thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can junior associates play too?


Duh

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Re: Why you chose your firm thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:00 pm

guess this thread failed :(

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Re: Why you chose your firm thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:08 pm

I chose my firm because I got exactly one offer.

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Re: Why you chose your firm thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I chose my firm because I got exactly one offer.

Wouldn't surprise me if this is he most common answer. Possible variations include only firm paying market rate, or only firm in my preferred market

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Re: Why you chose your firm thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:38 am

I'm at Paul, Weiss DC. I chose it because I was looking for a place where I could get a ton of trial experience and where I'd have good partner mentors and a solid quality of life (small office of a big firm = great resources and cases but less of a miserable working pace). The whole thing has been true-to-advertisement so far...I've been to trial three times, two of those trials went all the way to verdict, and overall I've found this to be a great working environment with partners who actually know who I am and care about where I want my career to go.

This probably would have been a bad choice if I wanted to stay somewhere for ten years and make partner (TBF, most of biglaw is a bad choice if this is your plan), but for what I want it's pretty perfect.

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Re: Why you chose your firm thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:01 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm at Paul, Weiss DC. I chose it because I was looking for a place where I could get a ton of trial experience and where I'd have good partner mentors and a solid quality of life (small office of a big firm = great resources and cases but less of a miserable working pace). The whole thing has been true-to-advertisement so far...I've been to trial three times, two of those trials went all the way to verdict, and overall I've found this to be a great working environment with partners who actually know who I am and care about where I want my career to go.

This probably would have been a bad choice if I wanted to stay somewhere for ten years and make partner (TBF, most of biglaw is a bad choice if this is your plan), but for what I want it's pretty perfect.



as far as you know is the whole trial thing true at Paul Weis NY also?




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