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Proskauer vs Mayer Brown vs Winston Strawn all ny

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:17 am

Leaning towards litigation. Care much more about ability to make partner and quality of work environment, culture, and life balance than prestige, exit opportunities, and bonus comp. Which one of these three would be best.

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Re: Proskauer vs Mayer Brown vs Winston Strawn all ny

Postby hephaestus » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:00 am

Ability to make partner is a terribleb metric because its essentially 0% at all these firms. I'd go with Mayer Brown since its allegedly a pleasant environment for big law.

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Re: Proskauer vs Mayer Brown vs Winston Strawn all ny

Postby echooo23 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:02 am

ImNoScar wrote:I'd go with Mayer Brown since its allegedly a pleasant environment for big law.


Absolutely everything I've heard about Mayer Brown points otherwise.

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Re: Proskauer vs Mayer Brown vs Winston Strawn all ny

Postby hephaestus » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:12 am

echooo23 wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:I'd go with Mayer Brown since its allegedly a pleasant environment for big law.


Absolutely everything I've heard about Mayer Brown points otherwise.

Fair enough. I met a handful of juniors that were surprisingly satisfied. Still though, taking Winston here would be a very poor decision.

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Re: Proskauer vs Mayer Brown vs Winston Strawn all ny

Postby NYstate » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:33 am

Ability to make partner? If serious look up how many partners they've made since ITE and their credentials.

But I think you should assume your chances are 0 %

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Re: Proskauer vs Mayer Brown vs Winston Strawn all ny

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:40 am

I've had mentors who worked at Mayer Brown (non-NYC market) but they've told me that it is very much a biglaw firm and it's not a better work/life balance. I don't know anything about Winstron Strawn but in NY Proskauer will be your best bet. You're interested in litigation, right?

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Re: Proskauer vs Mayer Brown vs Winston Strawn all ny

Postby bk1 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:ability to make partner and quality of work environment, culture, and life balance

If you truly care about 2 of these 4 things I'm not entirely sure you why you're looking at NYC biglaw.

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Re: Proskauer vs Mayer Brown vs Winston Strawn all ny

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:I've had mentors who worked at Mayer Brown (non-NYC market) but they've told me that it is very much a biglaw firm and it's not a better work/life balance. I don't know anything about Winstron Strawn but in NY Proskauer will be your best bet. You're interested in litigation, right?


100% this. I know several attorneys at Mayer Brown (NY) and they've told me the same exact thing. If you're leaning litigation and all are NY, Proskauer is definitely the way to go.




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