Latham v Paul Hastings v Jones Day in LA?

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Latham v Paul Hastings v Jones Day in LA?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:34 pm

Which is the best? What have you heard?

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Re: Latham v Paul Hastings v Jones Day in LA?

Postby anonymous2012 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Which is the best? What have you heard?


I would just avoid Paul Hastings like the plague.

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Re: Latham v Paul Hastings v Jones Day in LA?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:52 pm

anonymous2012 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Which is the best? What have you heard?


I would just avoid Paul Hastings like the plague.



Not OP, but why? I have a CB with them next week in NY. Does this apply to the firm across the board?

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Re: Latham v Paul Hastings v Jones Day in LA?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:07 pm

Latham by a mile. There's no market where JD would be a better pick over Latham, and PH LA vs Latham LA isn't even a debate (even though in some other markets you could find reason to at least strongly consider either option)

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Re: Latham v Paul Hastings v Jones Day in LA?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:10 pm

anonymous2012 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Which is the best? What have you heard?


I would just avoid Paul Hastings like the plague.


Not OP either, but I have a friend going to the LA office. Curious why you might say this.

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Re: Latham v Paul Hastings v Jones Day in LA?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:01 am

anonymous2012 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Which is the best? What have you heard?


I would just avoid Paul Hastings like the plague.


Disregard this. Their LA office does solid work and it seems like a really awesome place to work culturally, relative to other firms of course.

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Re: Latham v Paul Hastings v Jones Day in LA?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:47 am

Paul Hastings routinely no-offers.

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Re: Latham v Paul Hastings v Jones Day in LA?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:48 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:Paul Hastings routinely no-offers.


Only 1 in their LA office, DC office and NY office IIRC

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Re: Latham v Paul Hastings v Jones Day in LA?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:54 am

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Tiago Splitter wrote:Paul Hastings routinely no-offers.


Only 1 in their LA office, DC office and NY office IIRC

3 in NYC last year. It's not a 50% offer rate or anything crazy but they clearly don't intend to offer all of their summers. These classes aren't that big.

ETA: 58/70 firmwide last summer

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Re: Latham v Paul Hastings v Jones Day in LA?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:17 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:
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Tiago Splitter wrote:Paul Hastings routinely no-offers.


Only 1 in their LA office, DC office and NY office IIRC

3 in NYC last year. It's not a 50% offer rate or anything crazy but they clearly don't intend to offer all of their summers. These classes aren't that big.

ETA: 58/70 firmwide last summer

All summers in the NYC office this year got offers. No idea about LA, but they don't intend to no-offer -- they just are not as forgiving as other firms if you act out at events or do sloppy work.

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Re: Latham v Paul Hastings v Jones Day in LA?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:19 am

FWIW, my friend summered at Paul Hastings LA in the Employment Dept. and hated it. Obviously big law work is not always sunshine and rainbows, but she described PH-LA as having serious employee morale issues. It could have just been that department, but the firm as a whole doesn't have the best reputation in LA. I would go with JD or Latham over PH-LA in a heartbeat.

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Re: Latham v Paul Hastings v Jones Day in LA?

Postby soj » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:35 am

i'd rather work for a firm that's more forgiving at the summer stage of "sloppy work" or "acting out." as a summer who knows nothing my work product will be objectively shitty and riddled with mistakes, so even if my work product is decent relative to other summers, the firm could just use that as an excuse to no-offer, even if the reason for no-offering is unrelated.




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