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DAVIS POLK FALL BONUS MEGA THREAD!!! Who will Fall in line, and who will Fall behind?

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Is Cravath truly all that special? Compared with, for instance, S&C / Davis Polk / Paul Weiss?

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What is Davis Polk known for?

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Work at my firm has slowed down a lot and I'm wondering whether I should make a lateral move. How often are there junior/mid-level tax associate openings at firms like Skadden and Davis Polk?

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