Winston v Akin v Orrick v Willkie

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Winston v Akin v Orrick v Willkie

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:23 pm

Trying to decide between these four NY offices: Winston & Strawn, Akin Gump, Orrick and Willkie Farr. Really not sure what I want to do yet, so it's important to me to keep my options as broadly open as possible. Any insight at all would be hugely appreciated!

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Re: Winston v Akin v Orrick v Willkie

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:25 pm

Willkie is by far the best choice here.

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Re: Winston v Akin v Orrick v Willkie

Postby radio1nowhere » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:15 pm

Yeah hard to say much with such a vague background on OP, but: for NYC offices I think Willkie is the most highly regarded of those choices in both general corp and general lit. Winston is a very Chicago-centric firm, and Orrick carries the most clout on the west coast. Akin is solid, but I would only go there over Willkie if it's just an incredible culture fit for some reason or if you want to do white collar.

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Re: Winston v Akin v Orrick v Willkie

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Willkie is by far the best choice here.


100% right. Best culture and best reputation.

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Re: Winston v Akin v Orrick v Willkie

Postby notgreat » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:54 pm

Yeah, I have heard good things about Willkie's culture and everyone I know that went there was nice and sociable.

They also seem to have a strong reputation and in good shape financially. Also, they seem to be fairly strong in a lot of different areas, so if you aren't sure what you want to do, then they are probably the best choice from a broad practice groups strength standpoint.

I would say, if you knew you were really, really interested in a specific practice it might be different. For example, Akin's bankruptcy practice in NYC seems to be very highly regarded.



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