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Simpson, PW, or Latham (NYC - Corporate)?

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jul 03, 2024 5:34 pm

Hi and thanks in advance for your help. I am choosing between 3 firms, all in NYC, for summer 2025: Simpson Thatcher, Paul, Weiss, or Latham. I am interested in corporate work generally. I have not narrowed down my corporate interests into further specific sub-practices, but some that seem interesting are: M&A, Funds, and Finance.

Outside of work, priority factors for me are: days in office vs WFH and family and parent benefits

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Re: Simpson, PW, or Latham (NYC - Corporate)?

Post by FF2020 » Mon Jul 08, 2024 3:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2024 5:34 pm
Hi and thanks in advance for your help. I am choosing between 3 firms, all in NYC, for summer 2025: Simpson Thatcher, Paul, Weiss, or Latham. I am interested in corporate work generally. I have not narrowed down my corporate interests into further specific sub-practices, but some that seem interesting are: M&A, Funds, and Finance.

Outside of work, priority factors for me are: days in office vs WFH and family and parent benefits
Simpson has decent teams in all of those areas, and across varied specialties. (Public and Private Equity M&A, borrower and lender-side finance.) Paul Weiss would be next - great M&A (like Simpson, both private and public), decent Funds, not as much of a finance footprint outside the PE borrower work. Latham's ok in mid-market private equity M&A (with some public work) and really good in all facets of finance, but doesn't have as much of a funds team in NY as the other two.

Benefits will be comparable at all three firms. WFH policies may differ (but are a moving target, still).

If you do go to Simpson, please make sure you spell the firm's name correctly.

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Re: Simpson, PW, or Latham (NYC - Corporate)?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jul 08, 2024 6:19 pm

Do second looks at all of those firms and tell the associates you are having a hard time picking between them, see what they say, and compare and contrast. Also use Chambers to get a sense of the firm profiles in those practice areas.

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