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White Case DC Akin Gump DC work/life balance

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:56 pm

Just wanna get a general sense of the sweatshop-ness of these offices/firms to put into consideration on my decision.

Thanks in advance

Eta: also, anything else to help my decision will be awesome. Thanks!

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Re: White Case DC Akin Gump DC work/life balance

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:57 pm

From a friend who used to work there, heard White & Case DC is a total sweatshop and associate work is also generally less interesting than most other big firms in town.

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Re: White Case DC Akin Gump DC work/life balance

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:10 pm

Which practice area(s)?

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Re: White Case DC Akin Gump DC work/life balance

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:From a friend who used to work there, heard White & Case DC is a total sweatshop and associate work is also generally less interesting than most other big firms in town.
Ah, thanks for the insight.
Anonymous User wrote:Which practice area(s)?
Interviewed for IP Lit but want to also try out some corporate projects.

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Re: White Case DC Akin Gump DC work/life balance

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:40 am

Anonymous User wrote:heard White & Case DC is a total sweatshop and associate work is also generally less interesting than most other big firms in town.
I have heard similar stories. Akin is supposed to have better hours and better bonuses as of late, but there is probably no guarantee of that going forward (with any firm).

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Re: White Case DC Akin Gump DC work/life balance

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:From a friend who used to work there, heard White & Case DC is a total sweatshop and associate work is also generally less interesting than most other big firms in town.
Is this true for specific practice areas i.e. international arbitration?

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