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Career Center Survey Results: Top Partners to Work for – Washington, D.C. (Part 2)

Craig Primis of Kirkland & Ellis

Earlier this week, we introduced six Washington, D.C. law firm partners chosen by our readers as the best partners to work for.  The next six partners we present to you today come from some of the nation’s finest law firms:  Gibson Dunn, Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins, Orrick, White & Case, and Willkie Farr.

For more information about these firms generally, visit the Career Center.

Without further ado, let’s find out who these premier partners are . . .

Barry Goldsmith. An associate recommends working for Goldsmith, a litigation partner and co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s Securities Enforcement Practice Group, because “[i]f you’re good, you basically get to be a mini-me — all the cool stuff he does, you do.  Except he’s around to make sure you don’t screw up.”

Robert Meyer.  A Willkie Farr litigation partner, Meyer sets the bar for the firm in most survey categories.

Earle O’Donnell.  O’Donnell, a corporate partner and head of White & Case’s Energy Markets and Regulatory Practice, is commended for being both “[l]aid back and hard working” and for “protect[ing] the associates and giv[ing] challenging and interesting work.”

Craig Primis.  A Kirkland & Ellis litigation partner, Primis received the highest ratings in all survey categories.

Abid Qureshi.  An associate praises Qureshi, a litigation partner and co-chair of Latham & Watkins‘s Litigation Department in the D.C. office, for being “seriously nice, kind, and compassionate to work for, but a kick-ass litigator who I’d hate to see on the other side.”  He is also “collegial to his colleagues, focuses on giving credit and good work to associates, and is a fabulous human being.”

David Smutny.  As an Orrick antitrust partner, Smutny is “an incredible boss – compassionate, provides meaningful and substantive feedback on work product, and makes everyone around him laugh.”

Over the next few weeks, we’ll make our way across the country to present you with the best partners to work for in each region.  If you feel you are at a firm where the partners don’t quite measure up and you are considering a transition, let Lateral Link help you make a lateral move.

Earlier: Prior Career Center posts