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Atlanta Job Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:20 pm

Does anyone have any useful information on the Atlanta job market (besides the obvious "it is doomed" response)?

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:41 pm

Several large firms did not extend any offers this year. Others cut back dramatically.

Many have cut salaries. For example, here are links to some Atlanta salary cuts.
King and Spalding. --LinkRemoved--
Troutman Sanders. --LinkRemoved--
Holland and Knight. --LinkRemoved--
Alston and Bird. --LinkRemoved--
Morris Manning. --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:06 pm

Damn. I didn't know it hit Atlanta that badly also. Maybe I was being too overly optimistic.

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:50 pm

Bump. Does anyone have any knowledge if things have turned around any?

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby kurama20 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:09 pm

Would really like some updated info on this subject.

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby rayiner » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:12 pm

This thread is pertinent to my interests...

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby kurama20 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:13 pm

rayiner wrote:This thread is pertinent to my interests...



Did you apply/get into Duke?

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby 98234872348 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:16 pm

rayiner wrote:This thread is pertinent to my interests... (pending doing well in ls)

FTFM. :|

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby rayiner » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:27 pm

kurama20 wrote:
rayiner wrote:This thread is pertinent to my interests...


Did you apply/get into Duke?


Didn't apply, since I focused on splitter-friendly schools.

Really, I'll be happy to get a job anywhere, but my top choice markets are Atlanta, Chicago, and maybe somewhere on the left coast.

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby kurama20 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:29 pm

rayiner wrote:
kurama20 wrote:
rayiner wrote:This thread is pertinent to my interests...


Did you apply/get into Duke?


Didn't apply, since I focused on splitter-friendly schools.

Really, I'll be happy to get a job anywhere, but my top choice markets are Atlanta, Chicago, and maybe somewhere on the left coast.



Atlanta was/is one of my top choices, but from what I've been told by UVA peeps and seen on ATL Atlanta was hit harder than any other market. I'm not really understanding that though, it doesn't rely on the kind of work that got decimated by the recession even close to as much as places like NYC.

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby rayiner » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:32 pm

kurama20 wrote:
rayiner wrote:
kurama20 wrote:
rayiner wrote:This thread is pertinent to my interests...


Did you apply/get into Duke?


Didn't apply, since I focused on splitter-friendly schools.

Really, I'll be happy to get a job anywhere, but my top choice markets are Atlanta, Chicago, and maybe somewhere on the left coast.



Atlanta was/is one of my top choices, but from what I've been told by UVA peeps and seen on ATL Atlanta was hit harder than any other market. I'm not really understanding that though, it doesn't rely on the kind of work that got decimated by the recession even close to as much as places like NYC.


I'd imagine a lot had to do with the collapse of the finance/banking industry in Charlotte.

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby kurama20 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:01 am

Atlanta was/is one of my top choices, but from what I've been told by UVA peeps and seen on ATL Atlanta was hit harder than any other market. I'm not really understanding that though, it doesn't rely on the kind of work that got decimated by the recession even close to as much as places like NYC.


I'd imagine a lot had to do with the collapse of the finance/banking industry in Charlotte.


Are Charlotte and Atlanta that connected? I was never aware of that. Besides, I thought firms like King and Spalding focused mainly on litigation.

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby RVP11 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:00 pm

No way was Atlanta "hit harder than any other market." Who's telling you this?

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby kurama20 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:02 pm

JSUVA2012 wrote:No way was Atlanta "hit harder than any other market." Who's telling you this?



lol people at your/my school! Please explain though; I'm sure they could be wrong.

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby rayiner » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:18 pm

Atlanta was hit hard, but not the hardest, in percentage terms.

The 2009 NLJ250 data shows that Atlanta shed 234 of 4150 NLJ250 jobs, for a loss of 6%. This is in-between Chicago's (5%) and NYC's (7%). Better than Philly and about the same as Dallas and Houston.

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby kurama20 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:19 pm

rayiner wrote:Atlanta was hit hard, but not the hardest, in percentage terms.

The 2009 NLJ250 data shows that Atlanta shed 234 of 4150 NLJ250 jobs, for a loss of 6%. This is in-between Chicago's (5%) and NYC's (7%). Better than Philly and about the same as Dallas and Houston.



What do you know about Bondurant in Atlanta?

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby rayiner » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:25 pm

kurama20 wrote:
rayiner wrote:Atlanta was hit hard, but not the hardest, in percentage terms.

The 2009 NLJ250 data shows that Atlanta shed 234 of 4150 NLJ250 jobs, for a loss of 6%. This is in-between Chicago's (5%) and NYC's (7%). Better than Philly and about the same as Dallas and Houston.



What do you know about Bondurant in Atlanta?


Absolutely nothing...

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby Alexandria » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:40 pm

kurama20 wrote:
rayiner wrote:Atlanta was hit hard, but not the hardest, in percentage terms.

The 2009 NLJ250 data shows that Atlanta shed 234 of 4150 NLJ250 jobs, for a loss of 6%. This is in-between Chicago's (5%) and NYC's (7%). Better than Philly and about the same as Dallas and Houston.



What do you know about Bondurant in Atlanta?


Bondurant is fantastic... I interviewed there in 2008. Do you have specific questions? I'm not sure what I can tell you you don't already know... it's a small litigation boutique... extremely selective (much more so than any of the Atlanta BigLaw firms... probably more selective than a lot of V10 firms)... they don't hire laterals except in special circumstances (and then they typically only hire them in as 1st years). I don't know what impact the economy has had on them. I wonder about that, since the bigger firms have obviously been hit hard in Atlanta. If you want to PM me to talk about more specifics about interviewing there, please feel free.

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby steve_nash » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:51 pm

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby kurama20 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:52 pm

steve_nash wrote:
Alexandria wrote:
kurama20 wrote:
rayiner wrote:Atlanta was hit hard, but not the hardest, in percentage terms.

The 2009 NLJ250 data shows that Atlanta shed 234 of 4150 NLJ250 jobs, for a loss of 6%. This is in-between Chicago's (5%) and NYC's (7%). Better than Philly and about the same as Dallas and Houston.



What do you know about Bondurant in Atlanta?


Bondurant is fantastic... I interviewed there in 2008. Do you have specific questions? I'm not sure what I can tell you you don't already know... it's a small litigation boutique... extremely selective (much more so than any of the Atlanta BigLaw firms... probably more selective than a lot of V10 firms)... they don't hire laterals except in special circumstances (and then they typically only hire them in as 1st years). I don't know what impact the economy has had on them. I wonder about that, since the bigger firms have obviously been hit hard in Atlanta. If you want to PM me to talk about more specifics about interviewing there, please feel free.


+1. Bondurant is one of the top litigation boutiques in Atlanta. They say that they "require" their new hires to clerk before coming on as new associates, and from looking at the bios, looks like almost all do.


What are the others?

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby steve_nash » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:56 pm

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Re: Atlanta Job Market

Postby kurama20 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:57 pm

steve_nash wrote:
kurama20 wrote:
What are the others?


Rogers & Hardin is top notch. Arnall Golden Gregory is not solely litigation, but it is also very good. I'll add to this list if I think of others.



Thanks!




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