Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Covington told me they check references before callback. Admittedly, it took a long time for them to call me back, but the time between callback and offer was short. I know other people from my school who got offers through our OCI. It's possible they hired me not specifically to the IP group, but I definitely interviewed at the Loyola fair.
I would still appreciate insight. I know many of you are very well informed.
flame continues... Cov wouldn't interview you at the LOYOLA fair and not hire you to the IP group.. and they haven't made any offers @ IP group.
I'm certainly not a malicious or intentional flame. So, either your friend is misinformed, or attorneys at Covington get their jollies by calling people after their callback interviews and telling them (incorrectly or prematurely) that they have summer offer.
Either way, I'm curious to here what more people think about Covington. They are ranking in IP in D.C. behind only Finnegan (on Chambers). And because of the Fed. Cir. being in D.C., the PTO being in D.C., Cov's strong FDA practice, and their ITC hi-tech work, Covington to me sounds like an awesome place to work if you want to do IP litigation. Sure, other places in other cities might be better for straight district court IP litigation (I'm thinking Irell in particular), but if you want a diversity of practice I can't think of a more exciting place. Does anyway have information that should make me question this? Someone mentioned Cov might be struggling financial based on ATL posts. I looked in detail and the only thing it mentioned were the freezes in associate salary (which have been unfrozen). From what I can tell, Covington is in strong financial shape. To the anon. poster who keeps calling me a flame, does you connection with people at Cov give you any special insight into the health of the firm? I would love to hear anything about Cov. that you can't learn on Vault, ATL, or Chambers.
Do you know any place on the East Coast that is better that Cov for patent litigation besides K&E? Skadden NYC? Weil NYC? Cravath? I want to work at a V25 firm, and it seems like very few of the top firms on the East Coast are strong in patent work. Plus, if I could pick my dream job, it would allow me the option of doing some regulatory work (I think only D.C. firms really provide this option).