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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone speak about biglaw in Atlanta?
I worked in Atlanta big law for 3 years before moving to a different market. Atlanta lifestyle is very firm dependent. Some pretty heavy billers and high expectations. Pay is generally solid and young associates can afford to buy or rent a nice space near their office. Very tight knit community with most home grown from local or southeast schools.
Any particular specific questions?
Mind touching on what firms are high billers/ high expectations? I have a pretty good idea, but am curious. Also, are partner prospects in ATl any better than NY, DC, Chi, etc.?
So much is firm and practice group and individual associate-specific. But, rumors and general impressions are as follows:
K&S, Jones Day and Troutman are allnotorious - JD moreso for being a churn and burn factory without partnership prospects. K&S really grooms those who stick around. Troutman can be soul sucking for those in the wrong group. A+B is noted for taking care of its juniors, really watching to avoid burnout. Greenberg, BakerHostetler and Polsinelli are all just getting their footing in town. Heard pros and cons on all regarding quality of life and quality of hours. As for Dentons, no one outside their four walls seems to have a clue what is happening there. I never saw their associates. Kilpatrick and Sutherland seem to have their shit together. Other firms either have a small practice group presence or are more mid-law in their national impact.
Partnership prospects should be the least of most juniors' worries. You're far far far away and will likely make at least one move. Finding a solid practice group has far more impact on your partnership chops than does the firm.