Debevoise v. Weil

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Debevoise v. Weil

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:24 am

Want to do RE, PE or bankruptcy. Is there a big difference in lateral/exit options? Is Weil a markedly harder place to work?

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Re: Debevoise v. Weil

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Want to do RE, PE or bankruptcy. Is there a big difference in lateral/exit options? Is Weil a markedly harder place to work?


I summered at Weil, so hopefully I can help answer some of your questions.

Not sure whether RE stands for Real Estate or Restructuring? or something else. If RE = restructuring, it's considered the same group as bankruptcy (aka Business Finance & Restructuring).

M&A/PE hours are on the long end -- I think this is pretty standard among large law firms, and from the sound of it, it's not a tougher work environment than that of any other large law firm (unless Debevoise has low deal flow, in which case, life would be much easier there). If you have more specific questions, I can help answer them.

As to bankruptcy, they're a really friendly and social group, and they have a good reputation for this. So things are great on the culture end of things. The work seems fast paced. People get in at 9:30 (earlier, if there's a court hearing), and I'm not really sure when they leave for home; probably not super late though -- it doesn't seem like they have a reputation for all nighters.




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