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fun nyc law firms??

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:21 pm

which firms have the rep for being fun places for younger attorneys to work at? think stuff like sports games, concert tickets, good bars, bottle service. not gonna be a big factor but if Im working 80 hours a week I want to have some fun when the work day is over

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Postby Tiny Rick! » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:24 pm

LOL

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby Blackfish » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:25 pm

I heard people enjoy DLA Piper.

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Postby merde_happens » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:26 pm

Tiny Rick! wrote:LOL

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Postby star fox » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:26 pm

Go do something else if it's fun you seek

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Postby Rahviveh » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:29 pm

Latham, Skadden, Paul Weiss.

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Postby RaceJudicata » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:39 pm

Models and bottles are BACK

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Postby TLSModBot » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:41 pm

After you find the most fun NYC firms, please follow up with:
- the best warm ice cream place
- your favorite health food from Cinnabon
- a third thing in this list designed to mock op premise but this thread isn't even worth the time to think up

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Postby Dr. Nefario » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:44 pm

Based on their April Fools Day Pranks, I'd say Weil has fun.

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Postby rpupkin » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:45 pm

merde_happens wrote:
Tiny Rick! wrote:LOL

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Postby Rahviveh » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:56 pm

Dr. Nefario wrote:Based on their April Fools Day Pranks, I'd say Weil has fun.


Do associates at Weil horse around and prank each other like cops, firefighters etc do?

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Postby Dr. Nefario » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:12 pm

Rahviveh wrote:
Dr. Nefario wrote:Based on their April Fools Day Pranks, I'd say Weil has fun.


Do associates at Weil horse around and prank each other like cops, firefighters etc do?

Partners have fun. Associates...not so much.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:22 pm

look I know they all have brutal hours and sucky work life balance, that doesnt mean some arent better than others. I have friends in nyc firms and know for a fact that they sometimes go to games or bars with other associates. Just not sure which are better for this stuff

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Postby zot1 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:24 pm

Those in DC.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:32 pm

Any of the NY firms will have hundreds of people and you'll find your bro (or some other) niche wherever you go. But there are NY firms with "bro" and "fratty" reputations, and at least looking at the people headed to those firms from my T14, I'd say that's kind of true.

Such firms are (in no particular order): Kirkland, Latham, Willkie, Skadden, and Cahill, just to name the few that comes to mind. Also note that transactional groups (M&A in particular) generally will be more "bro-y" than litigation groups at most firms.

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby rpupkin » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any of the NY firms will have hundreds of people and you'll find your bro (or some other) niche wherever you go. But there are NY firms with "bro" and "fratty" reputations, and at least looking at the people headed to those firms from my T14, I'd say that's kind of true.

Such firms are (in no particular order): Kirkland, Latham, Willkie, Skadden, and Cahill, just to name the few that comes to mind. Also note that transactional groups (M&A in particular) generally will be more "bro-y" than litigation groups at most firms.

(anon because he doesn't want to out himself as a closet bro)

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Postby Bluem_11 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:36 pm

During your callback just ask the hiring partner "How hard do yall party?". It's a standard question.

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Postby 1styearlateral » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:59 pm

The more associates in your office the more likely you'll find people who like to go out after work/on the weekends (when available). But in reality, most people are too tired to go out or have families at home they want to see when they do have free time. I find it more appealing to hang out with non-lawyers in my free time anyway.

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby 2014 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:44 pm

You are taking a beating here and i get why, but it's not actually a terrible question. Firms in the city are pretty varied in what level and types of morale boosting fringe benefits they offer and there's not great information on it.

The real issue is that it's not a good reason to choose between firms but it may make more of a difference than some other stupid grasps at differentiating factors that get discussed here.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:33 pm

Not in NYC, but I'm at a biglaw firm in a secondary market. We don't have a lot of leverage and everyone is married, literally everyone. I'm the type that likes to go out and be social with coworkers, so it actually made a pretty big difference in my first year. I finally found some people that I clicked with outside of work, which has made a very big difference for me. I don't think this was a dumb question at all. The phrasing wasn't great, but yeah, it can make a difference in your overall happiness.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:33 pm

double post.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:47 pm

2014 wrote:You are taking a beating here and i get why, but it's not actually a terrible question. Firms in the city are pretty varied in what level and types of morale boosting fringe benefits they offer and there's not great information on it.

The real issue is that it's not a good reason to choose between firms but it may make more of a difference than some other stupid grasps at differentiating factors that get discussed here.


yeah I guess my wording sounded vapid but this is what I was trying to get at. are there online resources or guides on this type of thing?

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Postby ZVBXRPL » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:49 pm

Ropes grey

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:55 pm

I am not in NYC, but a major market and we have quarterly associate happy hours where we rent out bars and all the associates go out on the firm tab and weekly happy hours at the firm. Also, occasional access to the firm's box for sporting events and concerts (usually when clients cancel). I think that is pretty common at most of the top firms. Anything beyond that is more like tech companies and I haven't heard of any firms doing those types of things. Although maybe some of the CA firms do.

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby Abbie Doobie » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:56 pm

sounds like op would enjoy dla piper



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