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ATL March Madness: The Finals

It is time for the finals in Above the Law’s Coolest Law Firm Contest.

While the real NCAA men’s basketball tournament has devolved into a three-point shooting exhibition, the ATL bracket pits an irresistible force against an immovable object: Davis Polk versus Sullivan & Cromwell, or hot versus rich.

Check out the bracket below and start mulling things over. One of these firms will be named the “coolest” in all the land…

Obviously calling S&C “rich” in opposition to the “hotness” of DPW requires some trite labeling and generalizations about both firms. Surely there are some good-looking people at SullCrom, and we all know there are some rich people at Davis Polk. Moreover, talking about the good looks of DPW associates in the realm of Biglaw is kind of like the one-eyed man getting a lot of action from blind-ass fools who don’t know what they’re sitting on. And calling S&C “rich” gives S&C a lot of credit for being the first to raise the specter of spring bonuses (and completely ignores the fact that S&C’s spring bonus scale has ended up being lower than those of many other firms — including DPW).

But in broad strokes, S&C is in the finals because it is a very prestigious firm that paid its people better when everybody else was trying to lowball the market. Davis Polk is here because it is a very prestigious firm that you can work for and not have to stare at ugly trolls all day long (so long as you are not yourself an ugly troll). That’s why we have this match-up.

Which one is more cool? Vote in the poll below. Voting ends on Tuesday, April 5, at 11:59 PM.

Which firm is cooler?

  • Davis Polk (61%, 425 Votes)
  • Sullivan & Cromwell (39%, 273 Votes)

Total Voters: 698

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Earlier: ATL March Madness: The Coolest Law Firm!

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