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Pepperdine University School of Law

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Most Underrated and Overrated BigLaw Tax Practices

Above the Law, Biglaw’s Most Underrated Firms by Practice Area:

Underrated Tax Practices:
White & Case
Cahill Gordon
Proskauer Rose

Above the Law, Biglaw’s Most Overrated Firms by Practice Area:

Most Overrated Tax Practices
Shearman & Sterling
Sidley Austin

Above the Law, Biglaw’s Happiest Campers Are…:

Today, we look at whether there are notable differences regarding satisfaction based on practice area. If we slice our survey data by practice, we find that there certainly are. So after the jump, let’s look at how practice groups stack up against one another in terms of the happiness of its practitioners.

And the Happy Camper prize goes to…. Tax! An impressive 89% of tax attorneys tell us that they would make the same choice. Coming in last in this category, although with a still respectable 74% “Yes” rating, was Bankruptcy.

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None of the kids who edit Above the Law have ever tried a major tax case against Skadden. I have. Skadden is not overrated as a tax practice firm.

Posted by: Jake | Oct 24, 2012 5:13:55 PM