Anonymous User wrote: Gunnnars wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Gunnnars wrote:Dewey reported revenue increases in 2011 also... it would be ignorant to base an opinion on the health of a firm solely on a single year's revenue number. But I guess I could just be troll lying to you also...
Genuinely curious as to why you have such negative things to say about Baker Botts despite working there. Not that I don't believe you, but I'm wondering why you don't gtfo in that case. Since you're working at a top firm in TX, you presumably have options to lateral to other Houston firms, right?
I would assume every person (partner and associate) is currently actively seeking a life raft.
Is this a BB-specific thing, or are other Houston firms also in trouble? Curious because I was choosing between BB and some other place in Houston for my SA and ended up going with a different firm (mainly for fit reasons). Do you know how V&E, Latham, Kirkland, and Simpson are doing?The Dewey-BB comp is scary, and I can't really see it being that bad since BB is a Texas institution.
But you obviously know more than I do.
I would not worry too much about that. Th revenue is there, and the offices of the big Texas firms have maintained their size since the recession. Every firm has lost some partners to the new players in Texas (Latham, Kirkland, Simpson) and all three of those offices are growing (though possibly more slowly with the pull back in oil prices.
Given the leverage, reputation, client base, revenue, and general space in the market that BB occupies, I have a strong feeling that Mr. Gunnnars here is suffering from some form of sour grapes. Dont know too many ppl there, but I highly doubt that "every person is currently actively seeking a life raft."