Goodwin Discussions

Is Goodwin a dumpster fire?

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It’s a good time to be at Goodwin. This past week they matched the salary increases, announced a program where they pay for a $10k vacation (less for my junior folks), and LOTS of associates got abov… more

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Goodwin now offers:
-$10,000 vacation stipend per year ($5k for more junior people)
-$500 per quarter stipend for a “night out”
-Signing bonuses across all class years
-Already mat… more

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Goodwin just formalized it’s Recharge Policy. For attorneys who hit hours, they can take a vacation on the firm the next year: $5,000 for juniors, $7,500 for mids and $10,000 for seniors (starting at … more

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Goodwin or WSGR for EC/VC on the east coast, which is better?

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Which law firm has the best culture in NYC? Parameter: no screaming partners, no insane pressure to bill more than 2400 hours, likeable people, sophisticated deal work. Goodwin minions, please step o… more

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Rising 2L in the Bay Area interested in Corporate and/or Tech Trans. I know it’s taboo asking about work life balance during interviews so hoping for get some insight on some SF/SV firms of interest. … more

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I think I’m late to the party, but why does Goodwin have a bad rep?

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Fenwick vs Orrick vs WSGR vs Goodwin re deal quality and WLB? I am a transactional specialist supporting mostly MA. Hoping to work remotely full time.

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Serious question:

Goodwin Boston. What's the scoop

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Goodwin life science corporate group. How is it? I’m at a V10 law firm in M&A but wanting you do more general corp./ECVC work m. I have an interview with Goodwin but the COVID layoffs are throwin… more

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Anyone know if Goodwin or Fenwick are still hiring juniors? Has hiring slowed down?

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Fenwick or Goodwin? Both in Santa Monica for a 2023 summer associate position. Both ECVC practice. What would you choose and why?

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Current Goodwin associates, how bad/good is it?

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What are the actual issues for working at Goodwin? Why does it get a bad rep? Spill the beans 🫘

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How difficult is it to make partner at Goodwin, and how long is the path to equity?

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Heard there will be a MASS exodus of associates who leave DPW for Goodwin if DPW doesn't come over the top soon. 🤷‍♂️

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I’ve seen a lot of talk about the ECVC practices at Goodwin and WSGR. Any thoughts on Latham?

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Goodwin matched.

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Does anyone know how Cooley does bonuses in terms of going above market? Are we like Goodwin and can do up to 175%? Ever heard of higher? This will be my first bonus season at the firm

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Goodwin vs. Sidley SF?

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Anyone fully remote at Goodwin or GT (or any other firm where fully remote is acceptable, for that matter)? I’d love to DM to hear about your experience.

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Thoughts on Goodwin? How's the vibe with all the lateral activity? Hours? (And yes, I know about the stealths.)

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Any Big Law firms hiring full time remote ECVC mid levels? Curious especially about known firms in the space... Gunderson / Fenwick / Cooley / Goodwin / Orrick / Perkins / Latham, etc. Thanks in advan… more

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Would you move to Goodwin from V10 (M&A/Private Equity)?

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[London] Any thoughts from the bowl on Goodwin vs Covington for a Training Contract? Interested in Life Sciences, albeit undecided on transactional vs regulatory work. Both firms seem very friendly wi… more

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I’m considering applying to Goodwin for tech trans (currently tech trans at another biglaw firm). Does anyone have any experience in that group? And would they let me work in the Santa Monica office v… more

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I’m looking at lateral offers from Gunderson and Goodwin (both east coast). I want to focus on VC/EC clients. I know both are well known in the area, but which is better? I know Gunderson is known for… more

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Which firms besides WSGR, Goodwin, and Kirkland are offering full-time remote positions? Ideally they would have an office in my city I could go into 1-2 times per month.

Also, whichever r… more

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Anyone know how much partners at Cooley get paid in the first few years? Is there a lock step system there? How does it compare to competitors? eg, Goodwin, Fenwick, MOFO, etc.

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For those who are Goodwin full remote, how do you like it? What practice are you in and how are the hours?

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Considering lateral offers at Fenwick, Cooley, and Goodwin. 4th year associate looking to do emerging companies/venture capital work in their California offices. Any insights on work, culture, integra… more

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Currently at Littler in a big market, and am contemplating a move to Goodwin to do L&E. Largest basis for the move is I’m doing primarily EPL work, and I want to make Cravath/DPW scale money. Tho… more

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Can someone please explain the draw to Goodwin? I’ve seen way too many posts on here with people considering offers from them. Trying to understand how it’s not a red flag that they stealthed 100 as… more

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Goodwin (SV/SF) vs. Goodwin (Bos)

How do these offices differ from each other when it comes to the type of work being done? Specifically looking at emerging companies/venture capital work. … more

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Thoughts on Goodwin?

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I’m looking to lateral and have received offers from both Skadden LA and Goodwin LA. I’m currently in big law but my existing firm is extremely toxic and an unsustainable meatgrinder. Appreciate an… more

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I need to lateral to Boston. I’m a first hear corporate associate. Attended HLS and am currently at a v50. Any leads? Already applied to Goodwin. Rejected from Skadden.

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What are inhouse opportunities like for an ECVC 2nd or 3rd year in Asia coming from a highly rated ECVC practice (think Cooley, Goodwin, etc)? Open to locations within Asia.

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We are trying to implement a mentoring program at our firm…. Curious to know your experiences with mentoring (either as a mentor or mentee) ? Do you think it would be worth the hassle😩?

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What do ya’ll do with your time once you’ve hit your hours at the end of the year? It seems like a waste to continue to bill hours in a year where you’re already at target but, of course, some things still need to be done.

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It seems to me that Duke punches above its weight

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Trying to make it through my last 3 days at a firm that tried to unethically force me to take a crappy client because they didn’t want it. So glad I stood up for myself. Finding it hard to stay the next 3 days since I have no time off between jobs.

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If you told me at the beginning of the year that I’d spend a large portion of the year working and even attending hearings without pants on, I would have laughed at the absurdity. But here we are...

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I walked into work yesterday and noticed that all of the food was left on the table from Friday morning tea (I wasn’t at work) it’s so annoying to be expected that I will be the one that will clean up the office after every office event. I was pissed

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