time-sensitive: DLA (Palo Alto) or Kaye Scholer (NY)?

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time-sensitive: DLA (Palo Alto) or Kaye Scholer (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:27 pm

The title pretty much says it all. Born and raised in CA - I've never lived in NYC, but I'm pretty sure I can get along anywhere. Does anyone have any insight as to what I need to be looking at in choosing between these firms, or maybe some experience/anecdotes that can help me make my decision?

I've always wanted to end up back in CA, so I think that may ultimately make the decision for me, but I want to be certain I'm not making a decision without looking at all the relevant info.

I'm paying full freight at a t14, so biglaw money is important - furthermore, I know the partner track is not easy/likely for most, but is it more attainable at one than the other? I think, for the most part, I'm really heavily leaning toward DLA because of my ties and general love of the area -- the people were great, but tbh they were pretty great at both places == is there any reason why I shouldn't go there, and why Kaye in NY would be a better option?

I don't have much time to decide.

Thanks in advance for any help, it's much appreciated

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Re: time-sensitive: DLA (Palo Alto) or Kaye Scholer (NY)?

Postby gnuwheels » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:22 pm

Kaye Scholer is not worth abandoning your plans to return to CA for. I also think DLA is more of a big fish in the PA scene than KS is in the NY scene.

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Re: time-sensitive: DLA (Palo Alto) or Kaye Scholer (NY)?

Postby BKB » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:36 pm

Voting for DLA. The EPA office is very strong in several areas, and the Partner:Associate ratio is amazingly low (close 1:1). Arguably that will give you a better chance for partnership. And people there are really nice (not everyone, of course).

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Re: time-sensitive: DLA (Palo Alto) or Kaye Scholer (NY)?

Postby hephaestus » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:43 pm

Go for dla. It makes much more sense for your goals.

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Re: time-sensitive: DLA (Palo Alto) or Kaye Scholer (NY)?

Postby thesealocust » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:42 pm

Unironically:

ENJOY DLA PIPER

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Re: time-sensitive: DLA (Palo Alto) or Kaye Scholer (NY)?

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:29 am

thesealocust wrote:Unironically:

ENJOY DLA PIPER

Ran here to poast this.

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Re: time-sensitive: DLA (Palo Alto) or Kaye Scholer (NY)?

Postby Danger Zone » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:19 am

IrwinM.Fletcher wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Unironically:

ENJOY DLA PIPER

Ran here to poast this.

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Re: time-sensitive: DLA (Palo Alto) or Kaye Scholer (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:49 am

As a native Californian going back to Silicon Valley, I echo DLA Piper.

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Re: time-sensitive: DLA (Palo Alto) or Kaye Scholer (NY)?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:59 pm

Welp, thank you for all the advice, guys. After checking the weather spread for the next week, returning to CA is just that much more palatable.

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Re: time-sensitive: DLA (Palo Alto) or Kaye Scholer (NY)?

Postby NinerFan » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:54 pm

Def DLA. Enjoy that 3 day bar exam =\




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