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Allen & Overy v. Fried Frank

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:05 pm
by Anonymous User
Narrowed down the choices and am submitting a repoll. Interested in litigation.

Re: Allen & Overy v. Fried Frank

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:19 pm
by Anonymous User
I'm not sure what you're looking for in terms of work/life balance but the hours at FF are very long

Re: Allen & Overy v. Fried Frank

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:37 pm
by Anonymous User
I am okay with long hours, looking for early substantive responsibility and great training.

Re: Allen & Overy v. Fried Frank

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:39 pm
by hephaestus
I think FF is the obvious choice here. It would be a much closer call if you wanted corporate.

Re: Allen & Overy v. Fried Frank

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:44 pm
by Anonymous User
ImNoScar wrote:I think FF is the obvious choice here. It would be a much closer call if you wanted corporate.


I guess that's the thing, the mandatory rotation did interest me and the ICM group.

Re: Allen & Overy v. Fried Frank

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:59 pm
by Lincoln
Fried Frank has an excellent reputation (that far exceeds its Vault ranking) as a venerable litigation firm in NYC. If you specifically wanted international exposure or corporate, I'd probably pick A&O, but in the absence of those...

Re: Allen & Overy v. Fried Frank

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:03 pm
by Anonymous User
Lincoln wrote:Fried Frank has an excellent reputation (that far exceeds its Vault ranking) as a venerable litigation firm in NYC. If you specifically wanted international exposure or corporate, I'd probably pick A&O, but in the absence of those...


Thank you, that was a helpful comment.

Re: Allen & Overy v. Fried Frank

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:03 pm
by NJPitcher
Lincoln wrote:Fried Frank has an excellent reputation (that far exceeds its Vault ranking) as a venerable litigation firm in NYC. If you specifically wanted international exposure or corporate, I'd probably pick A&O, but in the absence of those...


I don't know how much weight people give chambers, but AO is band 1 for NY lit, FF is band 2.

http://www.chambers-associate.com/Law/FirmFeature/3840
http://www.chambers-associate.com/Law/FirmFeature/7

I'm not quite sure why people think FF is the obvious choice there.

Re: Allen & Overy v. Fried Frank

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:27 pm
by Anonymous User
NJPitcher wrote:
Lincoln wrote:Fried Frank has an excellent reputation (that far exceeds its Vault ranking) as a venerable litigation firm in NYC. If you specifically wanted international exposure or corporate, I'd probably pick A&O, but in the absence of those...


I don't know how much weight people give chambers, but AO is band 1 for NY lit, FF is band 2.

http://www.chambers-associate.com/Law/FirmFeature/3840
http://www.chambers-associate.com/Law/FirmFeature/7

I'm not quite sure why people think FF is the obvious choice there.


One is band 1 in the "highly regarded category"... the other is band 2 in the "elite" category.

Re: Allen & Overy v. Fried Frank

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:06 pm
by NJPitcher
Anonymous User wrote:
NJPitcher wrote:
Lincoln wrote:Fried Frank has an excellent reputation (that far exceeds its Vault ranking) as a venerable litigation firm in NYC. If you specifically wanted international exposure or corporate, I'd probably pick A&O, but in the absence of those...


I don't know how much weight people give chambers, but AO is band 1 for NY lit, FF is band 2.

http://www.chambers-associate.com/Law/FirmFeature/3840
http://www.chambers-associate.com/Law/FirmFeature/7

I'm not quite sure why people think FF is the obvious choice there.


One is band 1 in the "highly regarded category"... the other is band 2 in the "elite" category.


Well that makes sense. They should distinguish those sorts of things on the chambers associates page.

Re: Allen & Overy v. Fried Frank

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:20 pm
by Anonymous User
Anyone have experience with either of these firms that they can speak to? Curious about exit options, firm culture, reputation in/out if NYC etc...