Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone speak to the culture at White & Case or S&C SV? both pretty small offices.
I have a friend who works in W&C. A couple of observations.
1.They don't have a lot of work right now. This means that they are not making hours. However...
2. They are also expected to do a lot of bullshit nonbillable work - ie client development. There is a cap on how much client dev can be billed. This friend is forced to do a shitload of work and is not getting credit for it.
3. They seem to have more of a free market system in SV. You need to be good at saying no. My friend is not and as a result she gets stuck with all this bullshit client dev work.
4. They are a tiny office. As a result, you may be forced to do work that does not interest you. My friend is a litigator and so far she has been working mostly in corporate and antitrust.
5. My friend is miserable.
This is interesting. I'm doing 2L summer callbacks now and part of the reason I don't want to go back to my 1L firm is seeing firsthand how miserable it is when a group isn't making hours.
Does anybody know if any of the other SV satellite offices (think the V10/V15 firms) have had similar hours issues in the corporate groups?