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Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Cahill
10
24%
A&O
3
7%
Proskauer
9
21%
Shearman
12
29%
Wilson Sonsini
8
19%
 
Total votes: 42

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Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:55 am

Offers. Interested in litigation, some antitrust but also transactional. Honestly, just want to know the best place to work. Comments appreciated.

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby rad lulz » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:06 am

Well since no one knows anything about you, your career goals are amorphous, and you don't provide locations for the offices or a definition of "best," I'm gonna pick at random.




And the winner is.......




Wilson Sonsini!

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:10 am

More info:

Litigation focus, interviewing with an interest in antitrust, but also with some interest in securities and first amendment (ala cahill). The WSGR office is in DC; specificallly, for their antitrust group which is something I am interested in doing. Honestly, I am just looking for comments/votes regarding working environment/people/QOL. They are all the same effing clients.

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:11 am

The rest are nyc

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Old Gregg » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:The rest are nyc


I like how in your haste to humble-brag, you neglected to include the key fact that one office that is in DC and that the others are in NYC. This actually changes the result pretty substantively.

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:44 am

No humble brag. Sincerely soliciting advice. Lots of aspie weirdos on here it seems

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:56 pm

Are these SA offers or lateral? Just curious for my own selfish reasons.

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are these SA offers or lateral? Just curious for my own selfish reasons.


Also selfishly interested in the when/how of your Proskauer offer.

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:17 pm

SA offers. Rationale behind these votes? So far, A&O has the best feel. I liked Cahill but are people just voting them up based on compensation?

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Old Gregg » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are these SA offers or lateral? Just curious for my own selfish reasons.


Think about bro's post and situation again, and ask yourself this question.

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:23 pm

I try not to be that cynical. Maybe fresh has something substantive to contribute

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Old Gregg » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I try not to be that cynical. Maybe fresh has something substantive to contribute


OP's interests are all over the place. This isn't bad. But that means he should be looking at firms that at least do all the practice areas. That knocks out 3 firms, if OP doesn't care that much about antitrust. If OP cares so much about antitrust, the answer is easy: WSGR, but that office doesn't do respectably in anything else.

So bottom line: If OP is really interested in antitrust, should be kicking himself for interviewing in Nyc. If split between lit and corp, the choice is between Proskauer, Shearman and Cahill.

And the sad thing is OP could've figured it out himself. But forgive me, for I apparently suffer from aspergers.
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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:34 pm

OP here: why is A&O out of the picture?

My interests are a bit all over the place, I confess. Is the WSGR DC practice group super tight? Why should I be kicking myself for interviewing in DC?

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:45 pm

Your forgiven

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:09 pm

Summered at A&O last year. Wouldn't recommend but other summers seemed to like the firm better than me.

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:15 pm

Mind going into a little more detail about A&O?

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Re: Cahill v. A&O v. Proskauer v. Shearman v. Wilson Sonsini

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Mind going into a little more detail about A&O?


Yeah, want to be careful but I can say that I found the culture pretty aggressive--got yelled at from time to time for minor mess-ups or stuff that wasn't my doing. Among the more petty things that bothered me, had an HR guy chastise me for taking a two-minute call at a boisterous event with no partners. Also, had an associate report me as late on an assignment he gave me an extension on (I met the extension and would have met the original deadline if not given the extension). Hours also seemed as bad as other places. One mid-level slept in her office for like a week and knew another associate who had to come into the office to take 6 a.m. conference calls.




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