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About the Same as Other Big Law

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Associate
Former Employee - Associate

I worked at Cooley

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good compensation; Good contacts with client companies for your in-house job after Cooley; some excellent partners, especially the most senior partners in the firm; many smart associates; excellent locations and ability to switch offices if needed; some lawyers in other departments are terrifically helpful

Cons

Partnership chances are minimal; despite supposed emphasis on training, seemed to lack sustained training for associates or partners, with no emphasis on attending outside seminars if no CLE requirement in your state; younger partners in management seem more focused on hanging out with their buddies in the various offices than connecting with other partners or associates; the usual office politics

Advice to Management

Better and ongoing training of attorneys at all levels. Younger partners in management need to learn from the senior partners.

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  1. Its probably not better or worse than anywhere of comparable prestige in the area.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooley

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money, nice office space, some quality colleagues

    Cons

    Little transparency in decision making on the part of management; indifferent supervisors

    Advice to Management

    There is always room for improvement


  2. Typical Biglaw experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooley

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Standard Biglaw salary, good benefits, and opportunities to learn from talented and accomplished colleagues who are also generally friendly. As one would expect, the salary is the biggest "pro."

    Cons

    The firm exists to make money, so work-life balance is not a part of the program. Reviews are based largely on quantity of work done (billing billing billing) rather than quality.

    Advice to Management

    Lawyers are notoriously bad managers. Invest in some people-management training for partners.


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