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Delaware Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 20, 2018 5:28 pm

I've heard working in Delaware is a good backdoor into big law. Is this true? Are some ties necessary to land a Delaware firm job? What are the Delaware firms?

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Re: Delaware Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 22, 2018 11:58 am

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Re: Delaware Firms

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Re: Delaware Firms

Postby NYCounsel » Mon May 28, 2018 2:26 pm

Lots of big firms have DE offices or HQs, DPA Piper, Greeberg Taurig, Skadden, Venable, Reed Smith. Do a law firm search on Vault or so if you want a full list.

Working in Delaware is a really broad act. That can mean being a cashier at Target or Walmart in Delaware, being a paralegal in a law firm, having some attorney experience, etc. Of course some of those are more or less useful to landing a legal job in Delaware, but I think lots of the principles that apply to getting a biglaw job in general will apply to Delaware. Including as it relates to the ties question — are you intending to stay there for some time or do a short stint? Also, in the very limited context of your post, backdoor is also a really vague phrase. Do you mean backdoor for a SA, if so 1L, 2L, or 3L? Backdoor for lateraling? You might have to bump less with more specific questions.

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Re: Delaware Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 28, 2018 2:46 pm

NYCounsel wrote:Lots of big firms have DE offices or HQs, DPA Piper, Greeberg Taurig, Skadden, Venable, Reed Smith. Do a law firm search on Vault or so if you want a full list.

Working in Delaware is a really broad act. That can mean being a cashier at Target or Walmart in Delaware, being a paralegal in a law firm, having some attorney experience, etc. Of course some of those are more or less useful to landing a legal job in Delaware, but I think lots of the principles that apply to getting a biglaw job in general will apply to Delaware. Including as it relates to the ties question — are you intending to stay there for some time or do a short stint? Also, in the very limited context of your post, backdoor is also a really vague phrase. Do you mean backdoor for a SA, if so 1L, 2L, or 3L? Backdoor for lateraling? You might have to bump less with more specific questions.

Sure thing, Will do a Vault/NALP search and report back. Was wondering if there are bigger sized firms in Delaware that wouldn't be on those sites.

Backdoor for a 2L SA, as in that it's less competitive than other markets because most people do not think about applying to Delaware. I am interested in bankruptcy, so Delaware + NYC seem like two of the best places for that (though have also heard there is a lot of bankruptcy action going on in Texas right now).



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