Skadden (NY) vs. Simpson Thacher (NY)

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Skadden (NY) or Simpson (NY)

Skadden
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Simpson
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57%
 
Total votes: 21

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Skadden (NY) vs. Simpson Thacher (NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:04 pm

Have offers from both Skadden and Simpson NY. Interested primarily in exit options. Thoughts?

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Re: Skadden (NY) vs. Simpson Thacher (NY)

Postby SLS_AMG » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:33 pm

Exit options in what? I think most here would counsel you that these firms won't provide any measurable degree of difference in exit options unless you have a specific practice area of interest that one excels in more than the other.

Do you not have a preference for the type of culture at these two firms? Over 2-4 years, that'll make a much bigger difference in terms of your happiness (which would affect your career perhaps more than you realize).

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Re: Skadden (NY) vs. Simpson Thacher (NY)

Postby cookiejar1 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:42 pm

Well, M&A at these firms are at least wildly different and the exit options will track on to these differences.

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Re: Skadden (NY) vs. Simpson Thacher (NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:01 pm

For those voting, what is your reasoning?

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Re: Skadden (NY) vs. Simpson Thacher (NY)

Postby masque du pantsu » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:06 pm

Ha, there can't really be any reasoning, not without knowing what the person wants to do

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Re: Skadden (NY) vs. Simpson Thacher (NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:07 pm

But I have no clue what I want to do...

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Re: Skadden (NY) vs. Simpson Thacher (NY)

Postby SLS_AMG » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:13 pm

And you didn't like one visit better than the other? Have you revisited? What type of personality do you have? Are you the type to want to go out and get drinks after work and pretty extroverted? Or are you more introverted/reserved? These are general stereotypes, but I found them surprisingly pretty accurate based on my experiences with these firms.

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Re: Skadden (NY) vs. Simpson Thacher (NY)

Postby masque du pantsu » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:But I have no clue what I want to do...


In that case then don't worry. Provided being a lawyer (at a big law firm) generally agrees with you, then you will learn a ton, meet people who can be valuable to your career later, find good exit options, etc., out of either of those places. In those respects, you won't really go wrong.

Forget about trying to pick which one has better exit options and try to figure out where you'd be happier; if you're happier you do better work, will last longer, will get more and better experience, and therefore have better exit options.



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