Midsize or Boutique NYC Firms for Financial Regulation?

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Midsize or Boutique NYC Firms for Financial Regulation?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:04 am

I'm in counsel's office of a financial regulator, looking to make the jump to private practice sometime next year as my honors program ends 9/2017. I'll hit up a few contacts and send cold apps to large firms when the time comes but I think my academic pedigree may hold me back (TT, median, decent softs though). Thus I'm thinking it'll be better to focus on midsize firms and boutiques. I have a few in mind already but I'm having trouble finding more, it seems like financial reg is done mostly by large firms. Anyone know some good ones? Here's the ones I have:

Buckley Sandler
Carter Ledyard
Cullen Dykman
Fenwick West
Richards Kibbe
Hahn Hessen
Phillips Lytle

That's pretty much all I got for NYC. There's gotta be more right?? There's like 4x as many large firms with respectable financial reg groups but I'm not sure they'll give me a serious look. Thanks in advance

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Re: Midsize or Boutique NYC Firms for Financial Regulation?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:14 pm

Cullen and Dykman is not what you think. Mainly volume real estate work with a couple of partners and choice associates (on a different pay scale) doing higher end commercial deals. They also do a lot of tort litigation for utility companies. Their main office is on Long Island.

Phillips Lytle is predominantly real estate, no?

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Re: Midsize or Boutique NYC Firms for Financial Regulation?

Postby SFSpartan » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:45 pm

I don't think Fenwick does much finreg work. Their NYC office is super new (it opened this summer), and is probably, at least initially, to build a funnel for emerging companies work in Silicon Alley (NYC). Fenwick is also very much not a midsize firm - they are a west coast biglaw firm with a very small NY office.



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