Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

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Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

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Re: Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Seeking a little advice here. I have been lucky enogh to get SA 2014 offers from the NY offices of Alston & Bird, Willkie Farr, and Mayer Brown. Main practice areas are securities/Financial markets, but also possibly IP.
Any input would be appreciated.


Alston & Bird is the only firm on the list with an even respectable IP department. But I have heard you will not enjoy yourself there. So...

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Re: Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

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Re: Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:25 pm

Willkie.

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Re: Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Willkie.


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Re: Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:34 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Seeking a little advice here. I have been lucky enogh to get SA 2014 offers from the NY offices of Alston & Bird, Willkie Farr, and Mayer Brown. Main practice areas are securities/Financial markets, but also possibly IP.
Any input would be appreciated.


Alston & Bird is the only firm on the list with an even respectable IP department. But I have heard you will not enjoy yourself there. So...

Elaborate on "not enjoy yourself"?


Also want to hear more about this. I have an offer from their NY office that I'm considering largely due to the personalities I've met there- everyone I've talked to seemed generally happy and relaxed, more so than other firms I'm considering.

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Re: Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:24 pm

Willkie is a transactional powerhouse, much more than litigation (though also impressive). Alston's NY office has both traditional corp finan transactional (much smaller than Willkie's) and IP-litigation, though the IP strength is in other offices.
Both have really friendly people.

So if you want transactional, go Willkie for sure. For IP and tech litigation, maybe Alston.
Last thing.........the SA classes are 39 for Willkie and only 6 for Alston.

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Re: Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:46 am

Any update on your decision? For the record, Willkie is the clear winner here. (Know a few sr. associates in their securities group)

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Re: Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:25 pm

Willkie > Alston > Mayer

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Re: Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:03 am

Accepted the Willkie offer Sept 24, 12 days post-offer. Alston was nice but with SA class of only 8, wasn't comfortable. MB was just a weird nerdsville feeling.

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Re: Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:53 am

Anyone one else accept offers from the aforementioned firms?

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Re: Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone one else accept offers from the aforementioned firms?


Accepted with Willkie as well.

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Re: Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:48 am

Seems to be quite a few for Willkie; any offers accepted for Alston or Mayer?

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Re: Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Seems to be quite a few for Willkie; any offers accepted for Alston or Mayer?

Would also like to know if anyone has accepted with these firms; specifically Alston -- I know they have a much smaller class size (I believe 6-8)

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Re: Which SA - Alston (NY) or Willkie (NY) or Mayer Brown (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:14 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Seems to be quite a few for Willkie; any offers accepted for Alston or Mayer?

Would also like to know if anyone has accepted with these firms; specifically Alston -- I know they have a much smaller class size (I believe 6-8)

Alston was REALLY nice. However, with a class size of only 6-8, they have to make some tough choices. Even more, after that, it's another tought choice by the pplicant whether or not to accept.

Small class size = you're under more scrutiny = increased danger of no-offer at end of SA




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