GDC Dallas vs. LW Houston

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GDC Dallas vs. LW Houston

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:01 pm

Somehow got offers at both these places and dinged at all the big TX firms. Any thoughts on choosing between these, esp regarding exit opps, perception, deal flow et.

I'm originally from Austin so not partial to either city and both firms seem to be at the top of the corporate hierarchy in their respective cities. I get the sense that the work at Latham (and in Houston generally) is more sophisticated but obviously tied to energy and with a lot of underwriter side capital market work. I also get the sense that I'd be working harder at Latham. Liked the people at both, Latham generally seemed more fratty and outgoing while GDC was somewhat more family oriented but I think I'd be happy at both.

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Re: GDC Dallas vs. LW Houston

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Somehow got offers at both these places and dinged at all the big TX firms. Any thoughts on choosing between these, esp regarding exit opps, perception, deal flow et.

I'm originally from Austin so not partial to either city and both firms seem to be at the top of the corporate hierarchy in their respective cities. I get the sense that the work at Latham (and in Houston generally) is more sophisticated but obviously tied to energy and with a lot of underwriter side capital market work. I also get the sense that I'd be working harder at Latham. Liked the people at both, Latham generally seemed more fratty and outgoing while GDC was somewhat more family oriented but I think I'd be happy at both.

we have a tx oci thread that has thoughts on both in it. try asking there

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Re: GDC Dallas vs. LW Houston

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:Somehow got offers at both these places and dinged at all the big TX firms. Any thoughts on choosing between these, esp regarding exit opps, perception, deal flow et.

I'm originally from Austin so not partial to either city and both firms seem to be at the top of the corporate hierarchy in their respective cities. I get the sense that the work at Latham (and in Houston generally) is more sophisticated but obviously tied to energy and with a lot of underwriter side capital market work. I also get the sense that I'd be working harder at Latham. Liked the people at both, Latham generally seemed more fratty and outgoing while GDC was somewhat more family oriented but I think I'd be happy at both.


I think it would come down to which city you prefer. They are both excellent firms.



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