What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

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What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:13 pm

Also if anyone wants to. How would you rank the BigLaw firms in Houston? Just overall.

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby AppraisalWaisal » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:08 pm

probably susman.

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:32 am

I'd argue Baker Botts or V&E.

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'd argue Baker Botts or V&E.



Looking only at competitiveness, I'm sure Susman is much more difficult to get than V&E and BB.

But the whole question is putting the cart before the horse. OP is probably an insufferable gunner

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:11 am

Jones Day is easily the least competitive

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:02 pm

Obviously it's Susman. No comparison.

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Graybrow » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'd argue Baker Botts or V&E.



Looking only at competitiveness, I'm sure Susman is much more difficult to get than V&E and BB.

But the whole question is putting the cart before the horse. OP is probably an insufferable gunner

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Jones Day is easily the least competitive


Based on the people I know going to JD, this is true.

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Traynor Brah » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'd argue Baker Botts or V&E.

I don't feel like either are terribly selective tbh.

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:37 pm

V&E goes below median at least one T10 I know of. Baker Botts is a little more competitive, but still pulls from below top-third.

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:23 pm

LOL at Baker Botts. They just lost like 10 partners to GDC and is a declining firm with no sense of a turnaround.

For transaction work probably LW.

For lit probably Susman, with Susman generally more competitive.

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:45 pm

What about Kirkland?

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:04 pm

I’m not at either KE or LW, but I get the sense that KE has larger classes (due to its relatively high attrition) and is consequently less selective. Clearly it’s a top firm in Houston.

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What about Kirkland?


Kirkland not particularly selective with either law school or lateral offers since the office was opened. Likely driven by need for bodies the first 2+ years, as they were crushingly busy. Office size has (mostly) caught up with the work load and I would expect them to get more selective going forward.

Would agree that LW is probably most selective of the corp. firms right now. Very hard grade cut-offs at each school at which they conduct interviews.

Can't speak to lit firms, though based on reputation alone I would agree with those saying Susman.

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:16 pm

What are the best corp. firms in Houston?

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:16 pm

What are the best corp. firms in Houston?

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Re: What's the most competitive associate spot in Houston?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What are the best corp. firms in Houston?



See https://www.chambersandpartners.com/132 ... torial/5/1

And then make Baker Botts and Kirkland switch places (and of course ignore the non-houston firms)




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