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Greenberg adds to hiring spree with W&C partners

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  • Re "Just what we needed, another holier than thou"... To answer your question , you are correct, you won't be see "him" here again because, "he" is a she....

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  • to: Anonymous | 17-Aug-2009 6:53 pm.
    What high profile departures are you referring to? I don't think any of the W&C people that moved to GTM would be considered "high profile".

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  • Does that in-house lawyer follow law firms ?No US firms have done well ? W&C have about 400 lawyers in London , a leading position in banking, projects, capital markets and structured finance as well as acting on major corporate deals.

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  • Amazed, it is truly amazing that you are using W&C as an example of a successful US law firm in London! Please tell me how does W&C stack up against Freshies, A&O, Slaughters et al? My point was with all their resources the US firms always end up second tier at best or ultimately bidding a retreat from the London market. As an institutional client in a harsh economic climate I can get a good deal from my MC law firms who will always be around and who will bend over backwards to add value. US firms in London are invariably led by overpaid bullish partners who can talk the talk but offer little assurance for the longer term. They may be able to persuade some vain old senior partner sitting in a Wall Street firm who has a little cash to burn in the medium term to give them a shot but I take a little more persuading.

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  • To: "To Amazed"
    Dude, you must be seriously jealous of the pay at US Firms. Grow up, Get Ambitious, Join a US Firm; Get Paid

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  • Reading through these comments is to appreciate the insularity of many within the profession who cling to the quaint notion that clients will continue to pay a premium for a brand name. No more. We will pay for that mix of professional skills and human attributes which generate confidence, trust and respect. Shame upon you who would rather GTM be stillborn than flourish. Do you bastions of the free market find an unleashed Maher so troublesome that you perforce retreat into the lairs of your precious Magic Circle firms? Do you not register the passing of an era? GTM is tilling whilst you languish. Is their business model perfect ? No. Will it develop and adapt? Yes. Is it the seed of fertility in a profession made barren by fear? Yes.
    So - for those who revel in the negative, when considering GTM, please respect the adage that if you are unable to be kind at least have the decency to be vague,

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  • To anon @ 2.04 am! For your information I am a busy and ambitious executive in a multinational I have several homes in exclusive locations, a daughter at a leading independant school and drive a supercar. So go back and hide behind your desk and hope that nobody notices that you are being overpaid for doing sod all. If you didn't sleep during the day you wouldn't be up late at night writing such tosh. I am not criticising US law firms per se I think it healthy for competition and it keeps the MC on their toes. My point is in a bear market people are more risk averse and in a bull market generally less risk averse the Business of Law is Risk Management you do the maths.

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