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How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby Mike112 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:46 pm

If anyone has salaries for partners too that would be helpful

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby deadpanic » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:56 pm

Can't really give you a ranking. It will depend on practice area and if you are shooting for a NOLA BigLaw firm that is regional (like Adams & Reese or Jones Walker) or one of the national BigLaw firms (like Proskauer Rose). Proskauer will pay more but has less spots. Try Chambers for practice area.

No one is going to know salaries for partners because it varies wildly partner by partner, even within the same firm. It is extremely unlikely you will make partner anyways so it's irrelevant.

For salaries for associates, look at http://www.nalp.org.

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby Bubbles1012 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:58 am

Proskauer is in a class of its own in NOLA, as it’s the only truly national firm and associates in NOLA work with partners around the country. Proskauer also pays 5-25K more than all the other elite firms in the city to start.

As far as the rest of the city’s firms go, the most well respected are likely Stone Pigman, Jones Walker, Liskow&Lewis, Barasso Usdin, and Adans&Reeas.

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:47 pm

Jones Walker, Stone Pigman, Liskow & Lewis, Phelps Dunbar, Baker Donelson and Adams & Reese for large regional firms based in NOLA or with large NOLA offices. Barrasso Usdin and Fishman Haygood for commercial boutiques. Herman Herman & Katz and Gainsburgh (sp?) Benjamin for plaintiff-side firms.

Beyond that, look at the Louisiana lists for Benchmark Litigation and Chambers. Hope that helps.

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby Pomeranian » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:26 pm

New Orleans has big law firms? :shock:

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby Bubbles1012 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:55 pm

Ah, yes, I forgot to mention Phelps. And my list was all defense side. I am a Tulane 3L going to one of the firm’s I mentioned. Feel free to PM me with any questions.

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:35 pm

I'm from Louisiana but I ended up in Texas due to my SO. Now we've separated and I'm yearning for home. The problem is that I do transactional and am not interested in litigation. It seems the city has very little corp work.

Any tips? I went to a non-southern T14 and am at one of the big Texas firms now. 2015 grad.

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:35 pm

I'm from Louisiana but I ended up in Texas due to my SO. Now we've separated and I'm yearning for home. The problem is that I do transactional and am not interested in litigation. It seems the city has very little corp work.

Any tips? I went to a non-southern T14 and am at one of the big Texas firms now. 2015 grad.

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby deadpanic » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:08 pm

Very little corporate work in NOLA or LA in general. It is mostly done from Houston from my understanding.

Maybe try Kean Miller. Mid-law firm that does some transactional work, mostly oil and gas.

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:28 pm

All of the firms mentioned in the anon post above do corporate except Barrasso Usdin, which is a pure lit boutique, and the plaintiffs’ firms. Again, check Chamber - Louisiana for your specialty. Certainly less active (and less profitable) market than Houston.

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby Hand » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:02 pm

I would rank 'm from best to worst but you do you Mike!!! if you prefer alphabetically then that's a-ok with me!!!

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:34 pm

Hand wrote:I would rank 'm from best to worst but you do you Mike!!! if you prefer alphabetically then that's a-ok with me!!!

thanks this is helpful!!

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby Bubbles1012 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:21 pm

I know Phelps and Jones Walker have a transactional practice. Proskauer has attorneys that do ERISA transactional, and they have taken laterals that did not do ERISA (but did transactional) prior.

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby HarrisonBarnes » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:13 pm

This is a list of the best firms in the market. Out of this list, from what I understand McGlinchy Stafford, Jones Walker, Kean Miller and Fisher & Phillips (which is only labor and employment) have been doing the best recently.

Adams and Reese LLP
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea
Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
Butler Snow LLP
Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux, L.L.C
Chaffe McCall, L.L.P.
Coats Rose
Dentons
Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles LLP
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley Willis & Swanson, L.L.P.
Foley & Judell LLP
Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP
Fowler Rodriguez
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C.
Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan,
Heller, Draper, Patrick, Horn & Dabney, LLC
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Jones Walker LLP
Kean Miller LLP
Krebs, Farley & Pelleteri PLLC
Liskow & Lewis
Locke Lord LLP
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Schully, Roberts, Slattery & Marino, P.C.
Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.
Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP
Steeg Law Firm, LLC
Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC
Sullivan Stolier Knight, LLC.
The Kullman Firm
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby ilovesf » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:09 pm

Hand wrote:I would rank 'm from best to worst but you do you Mike!!! if you prefer alphabetically then that's a-ok with me!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby drwatson2573 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:38 pm

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Re: How would you rank the BigLaw firms in New Orleans?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:05 pm

Hand wrote:I would rank 'm from best to worst but you do you Mike!!! if you prefer alphabetically then that's a-ok with me!!!


Lol I don't know if this is sarcasm or not but if not how would you rank them?



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