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What kind of reputation does Debevoise have?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:46 am

I was reading about a few big hires for Debevoise from outgoing SEC leadership. Wondering what Debevoise's reputation for white collar and SEC defense work is, as a firm? Also interested on what life is like there, and if people who are there seem to like it? Is there a difference in culture between DC, NY, and Menlo Park offices?

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Re: What kind of reputation does Debevoise have?

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:01 pm

they have a great reputation in white collar, in the same class as other top firms in NYC in those areas, i.e. sullcrom, davis polk, paul Weiss, ect., and a fairly strong reputation in securities, maybe one notch below those other firms.

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Re: What kind of reputation does Debevoise have?

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Anonymous User wrote:I was reading about a few big hires for Debevoise from outgoing SEC leadership. Wondering what Debevoise's reputation for white collar and SEC defense work is, as a firm? Also interested on what life is like there, and if people who are there seem to like it? Is there a difference in culture between DC, NY, and Menlo Park offices?



anecdotal so I don't know; First year and I work big-law in a secondary market. I'm usually out of the office by 5-6 each day, maybe do some work from home if necessary - right now my annualized hours trend is towards 2100 (which is above the billable requirement). Talked to a LS buddy who works Major Market and he was working regularly past 9pm that month. Not sure if that's the exception or the norm. Does he like it? His words on how it was going: "Sucks... Absolutely terrible." Can't say this is b/c of the work, b/c of the people, because of the hours, or something else. So take it all with a grain of salt.

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Re: What kind of reputation does Debevoise have?

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Anonymous User wrote:I was reading about a few big hires for Debevoise from outgoing SEC leadership. Wondering what Debevoise's reputation for white collar and SEC defense work is, as a firm? Also interested on what life is like there, and if people who are there seem to like it? Is there a difference in culture between DC, NY, and Menlo Park offices?



anecdotal so I don't know; First year and I work big-law in a secondary market. I'm usually out of the office by 5-6 each day, maybe do some work from home if necessary - right now my annualized hours trend is towards 2100 (which is above the billable requirement). Talked to a LS buddy who works Major Market and he was working regularly past 9pm that month. Not sure if that's the exception or the norm. Does he like it? His words on how it was going: "Sucks... Absolutely terrible." Can't say this is b/c of the work, b/c of the people, because of the hours, or something else. So take it all with a grain of salt.


OP here, I'm very confused by this post. Are you giving insight into big law in a major market in particular, or are you speaking about working at Debevoise? I know what big law is like, I'm looking for debevoise specific insight.

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Re: What kind of reputation does Debevoise have?

Postby RaceJudicata » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:50 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I was reading about a few big hires for Debevoise from outgoing SEC leadership. Wondering what Debevoise's reputation for white collar and SEC defense work is, as a firm? Also interested on what life is like there, and if people who are there seem to like it? Is there a difference in culture between DC, NY, and Menlo Park offices?



anecdotal so I don't know; First year and I work big-law in a secondary market. I'm usually out of the office by 5-6 each day, maybe do some work from home if necessary - right now my annualized hours trend is towards 2100 (which is above the billable requirement). Talked to a LS buddy who works Major Market and he was working regularly past 9pm that month. Not sure if that's the exception or the norm. Does he like it? His words on how it was going: "Sucks... Absolutely terrible." Can't say this is b/c of the work, b/c of the people, because of the hours, or something else. So take it all with a grain of salt.


OP here, I'm very confused by this post. Are you giving insight into big law in a major market in particular, or are you speaking about working at Debevoise? I know what big law is like, I'm looking for debevoise specific insight.


Lol i think the anecdote is just about secondary market big law, not Deb specific.

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Re: What kind of reputation does Debevoise have?

Postby tfer2222 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I was reading about a few big hires for Debevoise from outgoing SEC leadership. Wondering what Debevoise's reputation for white collar and SEC defense work is, as a firm? Also interested on what life is like there, and if people who are there seem to like it? Is there a difference in culture between DC, NY, and Menlo Park offices?



anecdotal so I don't know; First year and I work big-law in a secondary market. I'm usually out of the office by 5-6 each day, maybe do some work from home if necessary - right now my annualized hours trend is towards 2100 (which is above the billable requirement). Talked to a LS buddy who works Major Market and he was working regularly past 9pm that month. Not sure if that's the exception or the norm. Does he like it? His words on how it was going: "Sucks... Absolutely terrible." Can't say this is b/c of the work, b/c of the people, because of the hours, or something else. So take it all with a grain of salt.


OP here, I'm very confused by this post. Are you giving insight into big law in a major market in particular, or are you speaking about working at Debevoise? I know what big law is like, I'm looking for debevoise specific insight.


Lol i think the anecdote is just about secondary market big law, not Deb specific.


Haha Deb doesn't even have any "secondary market" offices (i don't think?)

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Re: What kind of reputation does Debevoise have?

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Anonymous User wrote:I was reading about a few big hires for Debevoise from outgoing SEC leadership. Wondering what Debevoise's reputation for white collar and SEC defense work is, as a firm? Also interested on what life is like there, and if people who are there seem to like it? Is there a difference in culture between DC, NY, and Menlo Park offices?



anecdotal so I don't know; First year and I work big-law in a secondary market. I'm usually out of the office by 5-6 each day, maybe do some work from home if necessary - right now my annualized hours trend is towards 2100 (which is above the billable requirement). Talked to a LS buddy who works Major Market for Debevoise and he was working regularly past 9pm that month. Not sure if that's the exception or the norm. Does he like it? His words on how it was going: "Sucks... Absolutely terrible." Can't say this is b/c of the work, b/c of the people, because of the hours, or something else. So take it all with a grain of salt.

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Re: What kind of reputation does Debevoise have?

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Anonymous User wrote:I was reading about a few big hires for Debevoise from outgoing SEC leadership. Wondering what Debevoise's reputation for white collar and SEC defense work is, as a firm? Also interested on what life is like there, and if people who are there seem to like it? Is there a difference in culture between DC, NY, and Menlo Park offices?



anecdotal so I don't know; First year and I work big-law in a secondary market. I'm usually out of the office by 5-6 each day, maybe do some work from home if necessary - right now my annualized hours trend is towards 2100 (which is above the billable requirement). Talked to a LS buddy who works Major Market and he was working regularly past 9pm that month. Not sure if that's the exception or the norm. Does he like it? His words on how it was going: "Sucks... Absolutely terrible." Can't say this is b/c of the work, b/c of the people, because of the hours, or something else. So take it all with a grain of salt.


OP here, I'm very confused by this post. Are you giving insight into big law in a major market in particular, or are you speaking about working at Debevoise? I know what big law is like, I'm looking for debevoise specific insight.


sorry, should have clarified; I work secondary market non-deb; my buddy works major market, Deb.

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Re: What kind of reputation does Debevoise have?

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Anonymous User wrote:I was reading about a few big hires for Debevoise from outgoing SEC leadership. Wondering what Debevoise's reputation for white collar and SEC defense work is, as a firm? Also interested on what life is like there, and if people who are there seem to like it? Is there a difference in culture between DC, NY, and Menlo Park offices?



anecdotal so I don't know; First year and I work big-law in a secondary market. I'm usually out of the office by 5-6 each day, maybe do some work from home if necessary - right now my annualized hours trend is towards 2100 (which is above the billable requirement). Talked to a LS buddy who works Major Market and he was working regularly past 9pm that month. Not sure if that's the exception or the norm. Does he like it? His words on how it was going: "Sucks... Absolutely terrible." Can't say this is b/c of the work, b/c of the people, because of the hours, or something else. So take it all with a grain of salt.


OP here, I'm very confused by this post. Are you giving insight into big law in a major market in particular, or are you speaking about working at Debevoise? I know what big law is like, I'm looking for debevoise specific insight.


anon above: sorry, should have clarified; I work secondary market non-deb; my buddy works major market, Deb.

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Re: What kind of reputation does Debevoise have?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:31 pm

Jeeze, took three posts to clarify? Ha. What office does your friend work in?



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