Would appreciate opinions on: STB v. S&C v. Sidley (all NY)

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Simpson v. Sullcrom v. Sidley

Simpson Thacher (NY)
14
61%
Sullivan & Cromwell (NY)
6
26%
Sidley (NY)
3
13%
 
Total votes: 23

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Would appreciate opinions on: STB v. S&C v. Sidley (all NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:09 pm

I just finished up all my CBs and am down to choosing between these 3- am struggling to decide and would appreciate feedback on what people consider the best option.

Some info about myself:

I intend to stay in NY long term (not originally from here), am primarily interested in litigation but absolutely want to try transactional work this summer just in case, and while I think Sidley is the best in terms of "fit," I am generally a very easygoing person and found all 3 to have pleasant people that I could see myself working with. I am also going in with the mindset that I want to be on a partner-track, but given how unrealistic that goal is I am also very concerned about optimizing my exit options. Also, a CCN student.

Any advice?

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Re: Would appreciate opinions on: STB v. S&C v. Sidley (all NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:14 pm

I loved STB on my callback - Congrats those are all great firms.

Mind sharing when your CB was/when they called with offer?

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Re: Would appreciate opinions on: STB v. S&C v. Sidley (all NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I loved STB on my callback - Congrats those are all great firms.

Mind sharing when your CB was/when they called with offer?


Thanks! Sidley CB was last week, the other two were this week. S&C offer on the spot, and the other calls both came in Wednesday/Thursday.

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Re: Would appreciate opinions on: STB v. S&C v. Sidley (all NY)

Postby thesealocust » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:25 pm

Sidley NYC is noticeably less-fancy-pants-prestigious than S&C and STB, which are close enough for government work (at least without some kind of much more narrow desire). I feel like I remember Sidley having economic troubles lately too.

Edit: yeah, I just double checked chambers. I really don't think you should be considering Sidley unless you get bad vibes from S&C/STB or have some other good reason.

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Re: Would appreciate opinions on: STB v. S&C v. Sidley (all NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:41 pm

thesealocust wrote:Sidley NYC is noticeably less-fancy-pants-prestigious than S&C and STB, which are close enough for government work (at least without some kind of much more narrow desire). I feel like I remember Sidley having economic troubles lately too.

Edit: yeah, I just double checked chambers. I really don't think you should be considering Sidley unless you get bad vibes from S&C/STB or have some other good reason.


The only reason I could think to prefer Sidley would be a future relocation to Chicago, which is unlikely...thanks for the input!

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Re: Would appreciate opinions on: STB v. S&C v. Sidley (all NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:42 pm

S&C is stronger for lit.

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Re: Would appreciate opinions on: STB v. S&C v. Sidley (all NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:34 pm

When ever there's a poll about top firms, DPW/STB/Cleary would always get a lot of favorable votes while Cravath/S&C/Skadden would always get dissed.

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Re: Would appreciate opinions on: STB v. S&C v. Sidley (all NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:41 pm

Simpson by a mile. Hth

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Re: Would appreciate opinions on: STB v. S&C v. Sidley (all NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:When ever there's a poll about top firms, DPW/STB/Cleary would always get a lot of favorable votes while Cravath/S&C/Skadden would always get dissed.


This reminds me of selecting colleges a few years back. At that time, people on CollegeConfidential always say that Harvard College has a bad culture (i.e. uncaring professors, gunning classmates who study too much), and people should go to Stanford/Yale/Dartmouth instead.

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Re: Would appreciate opinions on: STB v. S&C v. Sidley (all NY)

Postby Danger Zone » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:53 am

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Anonymous User wrote:When ever there's a poll about top firms, DPW/STB/Cleary would always get a lot of favorable votes while Cravath/S&C/Skadden would always get dissed.


This reminds me of selecting colleges a few years back. At that time, people on CollegeConfidential always say that Harvard College has a bad culture (i.e. uncaring professors, gunning classmates who study too much), and people should go to Stanford/Yale/Dartmouth instead.

White people problems.

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Re: Would appreciate opinions on: STB v. S&C v. Sidley (all NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:36 am

Anonymous User wrote:Simpson by a mile. Hth


Any reason for this?




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