Willkie Farr (NY) vs Ropes & Gray (NY)

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Willkie NY vs. Ropes NY

Willkie NY
14
74%
Ropes NY
5
26%
 
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Willkie Farr (NY) vs Ropes & Gray (NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:30 am

Trying to decide between Willkie and Ropes for New York. Mostly interested in litigation. I would prefer to stay in New York for my career.

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Re: Willkie Farr (NY) vs Ropes & Gray (NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:38 pm

Disclaimer: I’m a WFG associate, but just on the basis of rankings, Willkie’s much higher ranked in Chambers NY in General Commercial (HR Band 1 vs. HR Band 4) and Securities Litigation (Band 3 vs unranked). The firms are ranked similarly for White Collar. Willkie’s also more highly ranked in Bankruptcy, Antitrust, and Corporate (these are practice groups that tend to generate a lot of litigation for their associated litigators in the New York market).

My experience has been generally positive and I’d say we have a better reputation than Ropes in the NY market (not a knock towards Ropes as a firm generally, but Willkie’s base is in New York so it’s naturally going to be more entrenched here.)

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Re: Willkie Farr (NY) vs Ropes & Gray (NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:42 pm

No one should choose Ropes outside of Boston if they have an offer from a good/great firm that is HQ’d in that city.

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Re: Willkie Farr (NY) vs Ropes & Gray (NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:No one should choose Ropes outside of Boston if they have an offer from a good/great firm that is HQ’d in that city.

Why not?

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Re: Willkie Farr (NY) vs Ropes & Gray (NY)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:04 pm

Is the litigation group shrinking / are associates being excluded from the lit practice group?



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