3L: summer firm or better firm for my practice group?

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3L: summer firm or better firm for my practice group?

Postby snapdragon25 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:57 pm

I loved my summer, made lots of great connections, and loved the culture. The firm I worked at (Davis Polk/Milbank/Jones Day/Skadden) has a solid bankruptcy group, but I applied and have another offer from a firm that's the best of the best in the bankruptcy world (Weil/Kirkland). Both offers are from the bankruptcy/restructuring group. I'm trying to decide if it's worth it (in terms of complexity of work and exit options basically) to start from scratch at a better firm that's still sort of an unknown, or if I should just go to the firm where I know people and I know I'd enjoy working with them.

Does anyone here have thoughts on:
-Working at a firm that's solid for your practice area vs tippy top best in the country for your practice group
-Working at a different firm from your summer firm
-Exit options from solid vs tippy top bankruptcy practices (I know exit options in bankruptcy aren't great in general)

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