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San Francisco Litigation Firm Tiers?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:55 pm

For general lit, curious about:

Gibson Dunn
Paul Hastings
Latham
Jones Day
Winston & Strawn
WSGR
Cooley
Morgan Lewis
Gunderson
Reed Smith
Pillsbury
Orrick
Morrison & Foerster
DLA Piper
Quinn
O'Melveny
Kirkland & Ellis
Keker
Munger
Farella
Arnold & Porter
Sheppard Mullin
Goodwin Proctor
Covington
Perkins

Did I leave anything off?

Note: Edited to include the helpful posters' suggestions below.
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Re: San Francisco Litigation Firm Tiers?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:04 pm

I think you left off Covington and MTO.

ETA: Also KVN
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Re: San Francisco Litigation Firm Tiers?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:05 pm

Keker
Munger
Farella
Arnold & Porter
Sheppard Mullin
Goodwin Proctor
Covington

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Re: San Francisco Litigation Firm Tiers?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:56 pm

If you are going to put Farella on this list, Shartsis deserves a space on this list as well.

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Re: San Francisco Litigation Firm Tiers?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:00 pm

are you asking for tiers or just a list of firms?

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Re: San Francisco Litigation Firm Tiers?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:are you asking for tiers or just a list of firms?


Tiers please.

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Re: San Francisco Litigation Firm Tiers?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:09 pm

As a place to work? Or in terms of selectivity/prestige?

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Re: San Francisco Litigation Firm Tiers?

Postby RedGiant » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:04 pm

There are rankings for this--check Chambers and Partners, yo.

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Re: San Francisco Litigation Firm Tiers?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:04 pm

An extremely rough sketch for litigation (the transactional side would look totally different)

Keker, Munger

Gibson, Quinn, MoFo

Orrick, Latham, Kirkland, Covington, A&P

Most of the others**

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Re: San Francisco Litigation Firm Tiers?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:55 pm

To add just a bit more nuance. This will obviously depend on your practice area preferences. But I’d go:

T1:

Keker
Munger
Altshuler
Durie

^^ These firms basically require top grades and clerkship.

T2:

Boies
Gibson (esp. for antitrust)
Latham (esp. for antitrust)
Weil (for patent work)
Orrick (for white collar and appellate)
Covington (esp. for patent work)
Quinn

T3:
MoFo
The SV litigation departments of the major NY firms.
The SV litigation departments of the major SV firms.

On the plaintiff side, there are some fun options in/around SF. Look at Edelson. Tensegrity also does good work, mainly IP. Also, Lieff Cabraser has a big office here.

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Re: San Francisco Litigation Firm Tiers?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:To add just a bit more nuance. This will obviously depend on your practice area preferences. But I’d go:

T1:

Keker
Munger
Altshuler
Durie

^^ These firms basically require top grades and clerkship.

T2:

Boies
Gibson (esp. for antitrust)
Latham (esp. for antitrust)
Weil (for patent work)
Orrick (for white collar and appellate)
Covington (esp. for patent work)
Quinn

T3:
MoFo
The SV litigation departments of the major NY firms.
The SV litigation departments of the major SV firms.

On the plaintiff side, there are some fun options in/around SF. Look at Edelson. Tensegrity also does good work, mainly IP. Also, Lieff Cabraser has a big office here.


How would this look for white collar/investigations?

Where does OMM fit in?



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