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It’s disturbing that Publicis fired Tom Goodwin for his Twitter rant. To be clear, they are well within their rights to do so, but I wouldn’t want to work somewhere where you can get fired for questio… more

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Goodwin handing out $1k “well-being payments.” True to big law - just throw money at it. I’m not hating it though.

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Thoughts on Goodwin?

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FYI - Goodwin told us that we are being called back to the office September 13 with the expectation that we work at least 3 days a week in the office through the end of 2021.

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Lateral bonuses - what are the amounts you received or know/ heard of? I’ll start. My friend got $40K signing + guaranteed covid special bonuses + full year end bonus from Goodwin.

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Fifth year labor and employment associate at Big4 L&E firm (think Littler) and am considering making a move into big law (think Jones Day, Goodwin, etc.) Any thoughts on if it’s worth it this late… more

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First lateral move. 4th year associate in M&A. Looking at Weil, Latham, Sidley and a Goodwin. Goodwin is obviously the outlier (Tech focused). Latham is Latham. Anyone willing to share thoughts be… more

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Any Goodwin associates take the full remote offer?

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Which BigLaw firms are allowing remote work for associates besides Goodwin and Akerman? Any healthcare and/or tech groups?

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Anyone have insight into Sheppard Mullin, McGuire Woods, Goodwin, MoFo, Gibson Dunn, or Akin Gump’s Employment Law practice groups (and/or San Francisco offices)? Currently at a big law firm but am bu… more

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Big law people - have your firms come up with a flexible WFH arrangements when we go back to office? If so, what are the details? For example, I hear Goodwin Procter has gone fully remote permanently… more

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Thoughts on Goodwin Procter? Particularly interested in thoughts on East Coast markets and/or litigation for mid/senior associate and/or counsel/junior partner.

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Cooley v Goodwin v Wilson Sonsini on the west coast - which would you choose and why if you’re looking to move from capm/m&a generalist to tech/VC practice?

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Anyone know what partner comp formula and trajectory looks like for firms with sizable ECVC practices? Gunderson, Cooley, WSGR, Goodwin, Orrick, Perkins Coie, Silicon Legal, Fenwick, DLA, Latham, etc… more

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I support Tom Goodwin (original posts, not the subsequent sh*t show where he lost his cool). He was right factually. Plus I am very concerned with companies persecuting people for their personal view… more

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Tom Goodwin needs to disappear

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All this talk of big advertising personalities spouting their stuff all over social (Gary Vee, Anselmo, Tom Goodwin, etc.), BUT are there any out there whose content you enjoy and get something out of… more

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West Coast big law firms seem to have many of their postings (not just in California and Seattle but also Boston, NYC and Austin) posted directly on their website. Should I use a recruiter? Or should… more

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Goodwin announced special bonuses earlier today!! Woot woot!

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Tom Goodwin, Gary Vayner, and Shingy walk into a bar...

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Thoughts on Cahill London versus Goodwin London? For leveraged finance

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What's a better firm for EGVC in the Bay Area: Cooley, Gunderson, Orrick, DLA, Goodwin, WSGR, Fenwick, or others?

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Any insight into Goodwin and/or Freshfields? corporate/M&A in NY. Hours, culture, etc.

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Anyone with insight into Goodwin and/or Freshfields corporate/M&A? Culture, hours, etc. Please feel free to PM me as well.

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Anyone doing fund formation at Debevoise, Ropes or Goodwin willing to answer a couple questions? Much appreciated!

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Hi all, Goodwin PE/M&A folks, can you weigh in on the firm in general, the DC group, specifically, and anything that a lateral should know in weighing a decision to move over to Goodwin. Share you… more

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Can anyone speak to the culture at the NY offices of Latham, Gibson and/or Goodwin? For litigation but any tips very much appreciated.

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Anyone with insight on the Court Procedures Specialist position at Goodwin? Boston office if that matters. I don't know much about associate-adjacent positions in big law.

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Now that networking events are virtual and limited opportunity for face to face meetings - how are new leads being generated besides website traffic. How do you "network" at virtual meetings and presentations?

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Is this normal? At an AMLaw 100 and it seems like the staff rule the office. Legal assistants and paralegals push back often and negotiate the “ask” of a task. When I started I advocated for what I needed quite a bit. Well almost 3 years later and I feel like they’ve won: I’ve stopped advocating but I’m exhausted. I really feel like I can’t practice like this and feel like this alone warrants a search for a different firm. Am I being irrational in leaving for this reason? Ugh

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