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tell me about Latham...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:15 am

OK, seriously, can someone talk about Latham in a balanced, honest way? Had my interview yesterday and the associate I met with was by far the coolest, most normal person I've met through the process so far. I know they've had troubles but so has everyone (someone pointed out that Davis Polk's NALP associates numbers are identical for 2008-9 and 2009-10 despite absorbing 100 new associates, so I feel like everyone's done layoffs in some form).

Serious replies only please, no Bob Dell killing babies or whatever. Just trying to figure things out a little. Thanks.

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Re: tell me about Latham...

Postby rynabrius » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:16 am

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Re: tell me about Latham...

Postby NYAssociate » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:17 am

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Re: tell me about Latham...

Postby 270910 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:18 am

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=124209

You'll see a lot of the discussion you're looking for occurring in that thread.

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Re: tell me about Latham...

Postby NYAssociate » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:19 am

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Re: tell me about Latham...

Postby itbdvorm » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:21 am

NYAssociate wrote:
(someone pointed out that Davis Polk's NALP associates numbers are identical for 2008-9 and 2009-10 despite absorbing 100 new associates, so I feel like everyone's done layoffs in some form).


Keep in mind that, in any economy, Davis Polk associates could essentially write their own tickets. Though there were certainly stealth layoffs, there is plenty of natural attrition.


"Plenty" does not equal "100" in 2009. That's quite a bit of stealth layoffs

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Re: tell me about Latham...

Postby itbdvorm » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:
NYAssociate wrote:
(someone pointed out that Davis Polk's NALP associates numbers are identical for 2008-9 and 2009-10 despite absorbing 100 new associates, so I feel like everyone's done layoffs in some form).


Keep in mind that, in any economy, Davis Polk associates could essentially write their own tickets. Though there were certainly stealth layoffs, there is plenty of natural attrition.


"Plenty" does not equal "100" in 2009. That's quite a bit of stealth layoffs


Open honest layoffs + 6 months severance is much better than stealth, IMHO

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Re: tell me about Latham...

Postby NYAssociate » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:23 am

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Re: tell me about Latham...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:40 am

Anonymous User wrote:OK, seriously, can someone talk about Latham in a balanced, honest way? Had my interview yesterday and the associate I met with was by far the coolest, most normal person I've met through the process so far.


Conversely, I consider the interview I had with Latham to by my most awkward/worst. In the individual's defense, it was the last interview of the day, but still, no reason to have the television on in the hotel room.

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Re: tell me about Latham...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OK, seriously, can someone talk about Latham in a balanced, honest way? Had my interview yesterday and the associate I met with was by far the coolest, most normal person I've met through the process so far.


Conversely, I consider the interview I had with Latham to by my most awkward/worst. In the individual's defense, it was the last interview of the day, but still, no reason to have the television on in the hotel room.


Hahah...I'm suprised he/she wasn't in a towel or something.




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