Paul Weiss v. Gibson (for NY Corporate)

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Paul Weiss v. Gibson (for NY Corporate)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:30 pm

I am mostly interested in transnational work, especially capital markets and M&A. I understand that both Paul Weiss and Gibson are more known for their litigation work, but I also heard that Paul Weiss's corporate practice is growing.

Any input for the culture, quality of corporate work, or anything else about these two firms would be appreciated.

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Re: Paul Weiss v. Gibson (for NY Corporate)

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am mostly interested in transnational work, especially capital markets and M&A. I understand that both Paul Weiss and Gibson are more known for their litigation work, but I also heard that Paul Weiss's corporate practice is growing.

Any input for the culture, quality of corporate work, or anything else about these two firms would be appreciated.


Gibson has a more established corporate practice.

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Re: Paul Weiss v. Gibson (for NY Corporate)

Postby WhirledWorld » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I am mostly interested in transnational work, especially capital markets and M&A. I understand that both Paul Weiss and Gibson are more known for their litigation work, but I also heard that Paul Weiss's corporate practice is growing.

Any input for the culture, quality of corporate work, or anything else about these two firms would be appreciated.


Gibson has a more established corporate practice.


Paul, Weiss is two full bands ahead of GDC in New York rankings: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/usa/Editorial/99012

Nationwide, GDC has a better reputation for corporate work: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/usa/Editorial/98417

For NY corporate, then, PW will grant you more prestige and better exit options.

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Re: Paul Weiss v. Gibson (for NY Corporate)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:51 am

WhirledWorld wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I am mostly interested in transnational work, especially capital markets and M&A. I understand that both Paul Weiss and Gibson are more known for their litigation work, but I also heard that Paul Weiss's corporate practice is growing.

Any input for the culture, quality of corporate work, or anything else about these two firms would be appreciated.


Gibson has a more established corporate practice.


Paul, Weiss is two full bands ahead of GDC in New York rankings: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/usa/Editorial/99012

Nationwide, GDC has a better reputation for corporate work: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/usa/Editorial/98417

For NY corporate, then, PW will grant you more prestige and better exit options.


Your third sentence doesn't necessarily follow from your first two.

OP I'd take Gibson here because they have a more established corp practice and therefore you'll get to work on many different types of cases (free market system makes this easy). I'd be scared of not getting the exposure to the types of stuff I wanted to do at PW. And I seriously don't think that, if you want to go to [insert exit opportunity here] in a couple years, whoever's hiring there will be overly concerned with Chambers rankings. Instead, they're going to look at whether you have the experience they're looking for, so I'd go to the place where you can get that experience.

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Re: Paul Weiss v. Gibson (for NY Corporate)

Postby itbdvorm » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
WhirledWorld wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I am mostly interested in transnational work, especially capital markets and M&A. I understand that both Paul Weiss and Gibson are more known for their litigation work, but I also heard that Paul Weiss's corporate practice is growing.

Any input for the culture, quality of corporate work, or anything else about these two firms would be appreciated.


Gibson has a more established corporate practice.


Paul, Weiss is two full bands ahead of GDC in New York rankings: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/usa/Editorial/99012

Nationwide, GDC has a better reputation for corporate work: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/usa/Editorial/98417

For NY corporate, then, PW will grant you more prestige and better exit options.


Your third sentence doesn't necessarily follow from your first two.

OP I'd take Gibson here because they have a more established corp practice and therefore you'll get to work on many different types of cases (free market system makes this easy). I'd be scared of not getting the exposure to the types of stuff I wanted to do at PW. And I seriously don't think that, if you want to go to [insert exit opportunity here] in a couple years, whoever's hiring there will be overly concerned with Chambers rankings. Instead, they're going to look at whether you have the experience they're looking for, so I'd go to the place where you can get that experience.


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