Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Trump's favorite (Paul Weiss). An associate broke down two years ago at a UMichigan recruiting dinner and started crying/ranting about how she never gets to go home.
Huh? What makes you say this over JD or Morgan Lewis, who have/had represented him during his time as president?
Aside from that, do you have sense for the seniority of the associate? It's also concerning considering usually recruiting events are staffed by individuals who are particularly rosy about their firm. I was aware PW worked hard, but never going home? Also, why attend a recruiting event out of town if you want to spend more time at home...
I suppose this in particular threw me because I've heard people at PW generally like their work even though it's long hours. I'm considering PW, so this is of particular relevance I suppose.
Pretty sure first anon is just confused. Afaik, Trump hasn't used PW for anything. In fact, PW leadership has been outspoken about opposing Trump.
And the hours can be long, but the sense I got as an SA was that it wasn't much worse than any other NYC biglaw firm, and the work environment was pretty good. Really, any list of "law firms to stay away from" is going to jump the shark if it includes PW. Long hours pales in comparison to the financial and cultural problems plaguing these other firms.