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Paul, Weiss vs Debevoise vs Weil

Paul, Weiss
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38%
Debevoise
19
33%
Weil
17
29%
 
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Paul, Weiss vs Debevoise vs Weil

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:27 pm

Trying to decide between Paul, Weiss, Debevoise, and Weil for NYC corporate. Would greatly appreciate any insight into culture, exit options, etc.

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Re: Paul, Weiss vs Debevoise vs Weil

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:33 pm

Basically the same. One caveat is that Debevoise has one group (PE) where it is legit the elite top tier in NY along with STB and KE. I can't think of a major group were PW or Weil can say the same. But really this should come down to fit because their corporate practices are of the same caliber.

Correct me if wrong, PW associates share interior offices right? I'm not sure if this is the case at Weil or Debevoise though.

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Re: Paul, Weiss vs Debevoise vs Weil

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Anonymous User wrote:Correct me if wrong, PW associates share interior offices right? I'm not sure if this is the case at Weil or Debevoise though.
Don't Weil associates share offices until at least 5th year?

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Re: Paul, Weiss vs Debevoise vs Weil

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Basically the same. One caveat is that Debevoise has one group (PE) where it is legit the elite top tier in NY along with STB and KE. I can't think of a major group were PW or Weil can say the same. But really this should come down to fit because their corporate practices are of the same caliber.

Correct me if wrong, PW associates share interior offices right? I'm not sure if this is the case at Weil or Debevoise though.
I don't agree with this. PW and Weil are in the same bracket for PE as Debevoise-- and they are all a half step behind STB and KE. Just double checked Chambers, and that's exactly how they have it as well. Pretty sure Weil associates share interior offices for the first 2 years, also. Don't know about Debevoise.

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Re: Paul, Weiss vs Debevoise vs Weil

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:59 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Basically the same. One caveat is that Debevoise has one group (PE) where it is legit the elite top tier in NY along with STB and KE. I can't think of a major group were PW or Weil can say the same. But really this should come down to fit because their corporate practices are of the same caliber.

Correct me if wrong, PW associates share interior offices right? I'm not sure if this is the case at Weil or Debevoise though.
I don't agree with this. PW and Weil are in the same bracket for PE as Debevoise-- and they are all a half step behind STB and KE. Just double checked Chambers, and that's exactly how they have it as well. Pretty sure Weil associates share interior offices for the first 2 years, also. Don't know about Debevoise.
Debevoise associates choose to either share an exterior office or get their own interior office for the first two years.

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Re: Paul, Weiss vs Debevoise vs Weil

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:12 pm

These are all great choices and you can't really go wrong.

One thing to consider is if you want to stay in New York long term. Both PW and Deb only have NY and DC offices, whereas Weil has 8 offices in the U.S. Not sure how easy it is to transfer between them, but it could keep the door open for you down the road if you wanted to leave New York.

Personally, I would drop PW off the list because it is more highly leveraged, and mainly known for its lit practice. Between Deb and Weil culture-wise, I would choose Deb.

Good luck with your decision!

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Re: Paul, Weiss vs Debevoise vs Weil

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:02 am

Anonymous User wrote:Basically the same. One caveat is that Debevoise has one group (PE) where it is legit the elite top tier in NY along with STB and KE. I can't think of a major group were PW or Weil can say the same. But really this should come down to fit because their corporate practices are of the same caliber.

Correct me if wrong, PW associates share interior offices right? I'm not sure if this is the case at Weil or Debevoise though.
uhhhh Weil restructuring??

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Re: Paul, Weiss vs Debevoise vs Weil

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Basically the same. One caveat is that Debevoise has one group (PE) where it is legit the elite top tier in NY along with STB and KE. I can't think of a major group were PW or Weil can say the same. But really this should come down to fit because their corporate practices are of the same caliber.

Correct me if wrong, PW associates share interior offices right? I'm not sure if this is the case at Weil or Debevoise though.
uhhhh Weil restructuring??
True, but I think he was only talking about corporate practices

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Re: Paul, Weiss vs Debevoise vs Weil

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Basically the same. One caveat is that Debevoise has one group (PE) where it is legit the elite top tier in NY along with STB and KE. I can't think of a major group were PW or Weil can say the same. But really this should come down to fit because their corporate practices are of the same caliber.

Correct me if wrong, PW associates share interior offices right? I'm not sure if this is the case at Weil or Debevoise though.
uhhhh Weil restructuring??
True, but I think he was only talking about corporate practices
I’m the quoted Anon. Yes, I was just referring to corporate. But even in bankruptcy I believe KE is a cut above Weil.

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