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partnership prospects

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:52 pm

Where can I find info on which big law firms have the best partnership prospects?

Are there certain firms that are notorious for having many lateral partners, not much upward movement, etc. and other firms where it would be easier to move up?

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Re: partnership prospects

Postby FSK » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:54 pm

You won't make partner, and you don't want to make partner
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Re: partnership prospects

Postby daedalus2309 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Are there certain firms that are notorious for having many lateral partners, not much upward movement


All of them.

I think wanting to make partner before getting to a firm is like wanting to go into academia before you get to law school. You know it's good but nothing about how it works.

I guess boutiques are your best bet generally. Some of them have more narrow leverage structures. Otherwise spend some time as an AUSA for lit or build some serious connections for corp (both easier said than done). I think the firm itself will have less of an impact on partnership prospects than your personal accomplishments.

You'll work even harder than the associates. Why?

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Re: partnership prospects

Postby daedalus2309 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:02 pm

Just to emphasize: your chances are microscopic

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Re: partnership prospects

Postby esse est percipi » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:02 am

*Many* non-NYC biglaw firms offer very realistic chances of making partner. Check out firms in Dallas and Houston in particular.

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Re: partnership prospects

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:44 am

daedalus2309 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Are there certain firms that are notorious for having many lateral partners. . . ?


All of them.


Except Cravath.



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