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Jones Walker

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:12 pm

Does anyone know much about this firm? I can't seem to find much information about salary, billable hour requirements, general atmosphere at the firm, etc. either in their New Orleans home office or one of their regional offices.

I appreciate any insight, thanks.

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Re: Jones Walker

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:21 pm

I figured I would bump this instead of making a new thread.

Anything?

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Re: Jones Walker

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:20 pm

As a baseline, I check the salary charts here:

http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/o ... _id=XX4700

They are outdated, but since legal pay has been stagnant for almost a decade, the charts always seem fairly accurate to me.

As for the firm's reputation, I have been co-counsel with their New Orleans office in the past, and they seem solid and well respected in the area and their office is really nice. When I was looking for local counsel, I was told they are the top player in town. I'm not local there, so I cannot verify, but it seems like it's probably accurate. This was a few years back, and I have not kept track of the New Orleans market, so I guess there's a chance things have changed.

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Re: Jones Walker

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:As a baseline, I check the salary charts here:

http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/o ... _id=XX4700

They are outdated, but since legal pay has been stagnant for almost a decade, the charts always seem fairly accurate to me.

As for the firm's reputation, I have been co-counsel with their New Orleans office in the past, and they seem solid and well respected in the area and their office is really nice. When I was looking for local counsel, I was told they are the top player in town. I'm not local there, so I cannot verify, but it seems like it's probably accurate. This was a few years back, and I have not kept track of the New Orleans market, so I guess there's a chance things have changed.


Thanks for this!

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Re: Jones Walker

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:08 pm

IIRC, Jones Walker NO pays $100K for first years. I believe the billable hour requirement is somewhere around 1950 or 2000, which is a true minimum. Their primary focus is on Louisiana litigation. They're not very strong on the transactional side. My friends there like it, but seem a bit overworked - especially for the pay (but then again, $100K is "market" pay in Louisiana). I think they've got a two-tiered partnership. They are good folks, good litigators, but are known for taking a "scorched earth" approach to litigation (which sometimes backfires on their clients). They've grown significantly over the last few years via a merger with Miller Hamilton and by buying up other small firms in different states.

Formation of . . .

Lafayette office - http://www.joneswalker.com/news-room-826.html
Georgia / Alabama / Miami / DC office - http://www.joneswalker.com/news-room-779.html
More Miami - Miami office - http://www.joneswalker.com/news-room-1324.html
Phoenix office - http://www.joneswalker.com/news-room-858.html
Mississippi office - http://www.joneswalker.com/news-room-1216.html
California office - http://www.joneswalker.com/news-room-1476.html

Old NALP form:

http://www.joneswalker.com/assets/attac ... 202011.pdf




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