Which firms have the nicest offices?

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby acr » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:58 pm

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Seattle. Their office is literally on a pier. It's pretty sick.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:09 pm

I'm more interested in which NYC firms have the worst offices.


Milbank has already been called out. I thought Willkie had fantastic views, but was pretty underwhelmed with the office/main lobby. Just didn't really feel like biglaw. Didn't love Kasowitz either.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby oblig.lawl.ref » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:12 pm

KE SF has amazing views. Let's let them have this.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:17 pm

Perkins Coie in Dallas looked pretty sweet.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby SLS_AMG » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:31 pm

oblig.lawl.ref wrote:KE SF has amazing views. Let's let them have this.


Views, maybe, but the office is basic. Not even close to being the nicest.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:31 pm

jbagelboy wrote:Gibson Dunn Los Angeles office is breathtaking.

Davis Polk and Cleary both have beautiful Manhattan offices.

Orrick's SF headquarters is pretty cool.


Cleary offices are kinda shabby in a homey way

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby bk1 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:32 pm

oblig.lawl.ref wrote:KE SF has amazing views. Let's let them have this.

There's at least a few other firms in the BofA building.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby bk1 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:33 pm

I'm more interested in where's the biggest dump.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby tfer2222 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:38 pm

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PeanutsNJam wrote:Offices where you have no windows for the first few (and probably only years) of your time at the firm hardly constitute "best office." The best ones are in secondary markets with lower real estate costs. Like, in SD, Latham has their own building in the suburbs.

A satellite office in a lower CoL area will almost certainly be superior to a NYC office because cost and space. Also unobstructed view.


Agree to a certain extent. In NYC most first/second years share a window office (mine had a pretty sick downtown view from 50th floor). Sharing an office can suck because of talking over each other/conference call issues/your office mate could suck/stress you out more. But if you get a good office mate its actually a lot of fun and I miss it over having my own office now.

and IMO, NYC/SF views >>>>> any views some satellite office could provide (whats there to look at?).


Although I generally agree, I know somebody in StL that has/had a perfect view overlooking Busch Stadium, and that seemed pretty sweet, despite being in StL.


An Arch/Busch stadium view would be pretty sick.

While I think Cleary's NYC office needs to be renovated, a lot of partners have amazing water/statute of liberty views. major downtown win over midtown.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:47 pm

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jbagelboy wrote:Gibson Dunn Los Angeles office is breathtaking.

Davis Polk and Cleary both have beautiful Manhattan offices.

Orrick's SF headquarters is pretty cool.


Cleary offices are kinda shabby in a homey way


Cleary's lobby and conference office space downtown has one of the more stunning skyline views imaginable. The individual offices are not always quite so clutch.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:54 pm

Akin NYC - they have premium floors in what is probably one of the city's highest profile skyscrapers (BoA tower). Amazing views. Pretty sure there are articles online about how their lobby is used for tv/movies

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:11 pm

Agree, Akin NY is the nicest I've seen,but the location is way too touristy for me.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:20 pm

bk1 wrote:I'm more interested in where's the biggest dump.


I found Cahill's to be really bad

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby bk1 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:24 pm

This thread needs pictures.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:51 pm

Honestly, anyone saying anything other than Proskuaer either hasn't been there or is lying. It's not even close. And no, I don't work there.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:10 pm

Thoughts on Davis Polk office?

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:26 pm

Greenberg Traurig Miami pics

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Ocean view >>>>>>>> Concrete jungle view

Plus, the staff lounges on each floor look like this:

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They probably don't have a problem getting CLE attendance in a room like this:

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Don't want to take the elevator 2 floors? That's fine, take the scenic route:

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I can't find non-partner offices. Partner offices don't count because they're all stunning. This "best office" metric should be restricted to an associate's experience.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:38 pm

Heard Milbank LA has a new office and includes a barista. But 1st years gotta share offices. Barista seems sweet tho - better than k-cups.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby Hikikomorist » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:39 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:Greenberg Traurig Miami pics

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Ocean view >>>>>>>> Concrete jungle view

Plus, the staff lounges on each floor look like this:

Image

They probably don't have a problem getting CLE attendance in a room like this:

Image

Don't want to take the elevator 2 floors? That's fine, take the scenic route:

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I can't find non-partner offices. Partner offices don't count because they're all stunning. This "best office" metric should be restricted to an associate's experience.

Can you do this for more/all firms and offices?

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:02 pm

I've seen many NY offices and LA offices. The LA offices are significantly nicer, many having a view of the Hollywood sign. The GT Miami is the norm in LA.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:06 pm

SLS_AMG wrote:I'm more interested in which NYC firms have the worst offices.



Cahill

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:08 pm

Pictures of the famous Proskauer offices are here: http:[url]//abovethelaw.com/2012/08/the-best-law-firm-offices-in-america-the-finalists/8/[/url]

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:10 pm

Skadden has the same views as Akin, but the offices themselves are nothing special. They are moving to Hudson Yards, too.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:26 pm

any firm moving to hudson yards will have super DOPE offices in a year or two. that includes boies, milbank, and skadden. not sure if there are others moving.

akin nyc has a nice office as does GDC.

as far as some of the shitty offices in new york:

willkie has fantastic views but the offices themselves are pretty shitty. low ceiling, very cramped, and dirty beige-ish/gray-ish carpets everywhere. and pretty small offices for associates.

cahill was probably the worst office ive ever been to.

white & case has a terrible office in a terrible location (right by times square). i know they are moving to the mcgraw hill building next spring, but ive seen the pictures they had around and it didn't seem great at all. certainly an improvement over the dump they have now, but nowhere near akin or GDC.

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Re: Which firms have the nicest offices?

Postby El_Bee_Oh » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:46 pm

Sidley's Dallas office looks awesome. They got the penthouse in the newest and most expensive building in the city.

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... irm-a.html

K&E's Houston office could give it a run for its money though. They also leased the penthouse in the newest and most expensive building in the city

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news ... utive.html



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