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Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby Donkeykongmadness » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:51 am

Life there as junior or mid level? Corporate?

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Re: Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:54 pm

Interested in this.

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Re: Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:57 pm

Any insights?

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Re: Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby bananasplit19 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:43 pm

Well, a Skadden LA associate died in 2011, probably due to work-related stress. So, there's that.

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Re: Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:54 pm

Anything? General info about perks? Work-life balance? Differences between SA experience and being a first year associate?

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Re: Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:02 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anything? General info about perks? Work-life balance? Differences between SA experience and being a first year associate?


Bumping - anyone have any insight?

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Re: Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:45 am

Can someone PLEASE come through with insight? Perks? Lifestyle?

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Re: Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:Can someone PLEASE come through with insight? Perks? Lifestyle?


God forbid you wait more than 40 minutes.

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Re: Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:53 am

bananasplit19 wrote:Well, a Skadden LA associate died in 2011, probably due to work-related stress. So, there's that.


And the partner she worked for just lateralled to my firm. FML.

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Re: Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:26 pm

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bananasplit19 wrote:Well, a Skadden LA associate died in 2011, probably due to work-related stress. So, there's that.


And the partner she worked for just lateralled to my firm. FML.


Yikes

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Re: Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:53 pm

I've heard good things. definitely not the sweatshop NYC is; people have families and seem to take time off; interesting work with brilliant people; people seem to stay there for long periods of time, which is a great sign that people are happy, even if they won't make partner.

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Re: Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I've heard good things. definitely not the sweatshop NYC is; people have families and seem to take time off; interesting work with brilliant people; people seem to stay there for long periods of time, which is a great sign that people are happy, even if they won't make partner.

This is Palo Alto. Don't know much about LA.

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Re: Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I've heard good things. definitely not the sweatshop NYC is; people have families and seem to take time off; interesting work with brilliant people; people seem to stay there for long periods of time, which is a great sign that people are happy, even if they won't make partner.

This is Palo Alto. Don't know much about LA.


Former PA associate here - not sure I would agree with the quoted.

Corporate has had a ton of turnover. It's definitely a place where associates are on the older side - many have families - as you would expect in suburban Palo Alto.

The work is basically doing M&A/Cap Markets for chip semi-conductor clients in the valley.

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Re: Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:38 pm

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
bananasplit19 wrote:Well, a Skadden LA associate died in 2011, probably due to work-related stress. So, there's that.


And the partner she worked for just lateralled to my firm. FML.


Yikes


The partners at my firm aren't even happy about his arrival. It was decided by the NY office because they want us to have more of a cap markets presence in LA for some reason. The guy has red flags all over him, including that he does his five year stint at a firm until his contract his up, then he moves on.

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Re: Insights into Skadden LA/Palo Alto

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I've heard good things. definitely not the sweatshop NYC is; people have families and seem to take time off; interesting work with brilliant people; people seem to stay there for long periods of time, which is a great sign that people are happy, even if they won't make partner.

This is Palo Alto. Don't know much about LA.


Former PA associate here - not sure I would agree with the quoted.

Corporate has had a ton of turnover. It's definitely a place where associates are on the older side - many have families - as you would expect in suburban Palo Alto.

The work is basically doing M&A/Cap Markets for chip semi-conductor clients in the valley.

Any thoughts on the litigation side?




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