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Which firm? Need HELP!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:34 pm

Its been/ is a tough recruiting season, but if you are lucky enough to have a choice of firms and haven't chosen... go ahead and post your options.

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Re: Which firm? Need HELP!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:48 pm

you go first.

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Re: Which firm? Need HELP!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:35 pm

gdc (ny) vs. crowell (dc) vs. wiley (dc) ...

don't really know what to do because each has its advantages and i dont know what practice areas i will actually enjoy.

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Re: Which firm? Need HELP!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:49 pm

Latham (DC) v. O'Melveny (DC)

Worried about Latham's laying off of first-years, obviously, but leaning that way because the firm has more practice areas that interest me, and I loved everyone I met. Thoughts? Any info as to SA 2009 offer rates for OMM (DC)? ATL was incoherent on this and I get so sick of reading the comments.

To the above poster, do you have a NYC or DC preference?

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Re: Which firm? Need HELP!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:01 pm

Friends + family + lower COL make me lean towards DC... but I really liked everyone at GDC and everything I've been reading about the firm (conservatively run, "good QOL", etc).

Seems like you're in a tough spot as well. I wouldn't take Latham just based on everything that has happened so far, but I don't know anything about the firm beyond what I've read on ATL and heard from people. On NALP it also looks like OMM has a lot of variety in practice areas as well...

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Re: Which firm? Need HELP!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:02 pm

Latham (dc) v. Paul Hastings (dc) v. Fried Frank (dc) v. Schulte (NY)

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Re: Which firm? Need HELP!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:19 pm

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Re: Which firm? Need HELP!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Latham (dc) v. Paul Hastings (dc) v. Fried Frank (dc) v. Schulte (NY)


Criteria: Just want the best firm...I do not have a practice area pref. yet. I liked Latham the best but obviously know what happened.

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Re: Which firm? Need HELP!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:25 pm

I interviewed at FF DC. Found the firm to be VERY focused on corporate/transactional. Hit or miss with the interviews. Had one REALLY awkward associate. Liked Latham much better. No idea on Paul Hastings or Schulte.

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Re: Which firm? Need HELP!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:31 pm

Kirkland (NY) vs. GDC (NY) vs. Paul Weiss.




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