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Best Firms in the Bay Area

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:11 pm

I'm curious about the relative quality of Bay Area firms. I'm pretty unfamiliar with the SF legal market, but would like to learn more (outside of what I can pick up from vault/chambers). Do any firms have clear advantages in terms of ability to lateral either to other firms or in house? Are home-grown firms (Morrison & Foerster, Cooley, Orrick) viewed differently than firms based elsewhere? Does anyone have insights?

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Re: Best Firms in the Bay Area

Postby UVA2B » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:16 pm

What area of practice?

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Re: Best Firms in the Bay Area

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:03 pm

I'm not OP, but Curious about this re: transactional work generally

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Re: Best Firms in the Bay Area

Postby SmokeytheBear » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:41 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm not OP, but Curious about this re: transactional work generally


Do a search for Fenwick or Cooley and look through those threads. This has been discussed at length.

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Re: Best Firms in the Bay Area

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:20 pm

WSGR/Cooley/Fenwick for seller side. STB for buyer side.

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Re: Best Firms in the Bay Area

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:19 pm

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Re: Best Firms in the Bay Area

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:20 pm

UVA2B wrote:What area of practice?


OP here: litigation

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Re: Best Firms in the Bay Area

Postby UVA2B » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
UVA2B wrote:What area of practice?


OP here: litigation


Civil lit? Or more specific areas of lit?

I'm sorry if I wasn't more clear, but the whole point of asking a generic question was that firms vary in strength in so many differing practice areas that you can't simply rank or stack firms in the Bay Area without knowing the area of practice. Chambers does this with reasonable accuracy, but also lacks dynamism if partners leave Firm A for Firm B that carry a certain practice area.

I can't speak to the best lit firms beyond what I've heard through the grapevine (insert generic "Keker is king in the Bay Area" comment). My main goal was to help you refine what firm reputation you were looking for here.



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