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Cravath Offers Thread

Postby transfer2012 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:38 am

Discussion for those debating to take a Cravath offer or go for a firm with a little cushier culture.

Has anyone accepted yet? Pro's/Con's?

I'm probably going to accept because despite what people say about their sweatshop reputation, how can you pass on an opportunity like this?

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:00 am

They will work your ass to death and you won't even get Skadden/SullCrom money. It's a good fit for the masochists among us.

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby NYAssociate » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:10 am

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:They will work your ass to death and you won't even get Skadden/SullCrom money. It's a good fit for the masochists among us.


I've been told that after a rotation you can lateral to almost any other firm and basically name your price. I've also been told that the Cravath reputation is incredible if you eventually want to go in-house or make the switch over to the business/financial side of things.

Any truth to either?

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:They will work your ass to death and you won't even get Skadden/SullCrom money. It's a good fit for the masochists among us.


I've been told that after a rotation you can lateral to almost any other firm and basically name your price. I've also been told that the Cravath reputation is incredible if you eventually want to go in-house or make the switch over to the business/financial side of things.

Any truth to either?


True of course, but are your exit options any better at Cravath than at DPW, SullCrom, or Simpson? I actually don't really know, and if anyone who has some insight into this wants to comment I would be interested in hearing opinions.

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:are your exit options any better at Cravath than at DPW, SullCrom, or Simpson?
+1

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby itbdvorm » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:07 pm

It's a stretch to say that; in my experience Cravath gives you no better exit opportunities than at comparable firms (Skadden, Latham, STB, Weil, S&C, Cleary, DPW, etc.). Only one there's a difference at is Wachtell.

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:07 pm

this is no disrespect to OP (more power to him/her if its true), but is this offer serious? top 4% BLS/columbia transfer?

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:37 pm

Does anyone know if this year Cravath has given any on the spot offers at the end of the day?

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:37 am

Didn't happen to me.

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby legends159 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:59 am

itbdvorm wrote:It's a stretch to say that; in my experience Cravath gives you no better exit opportunities than at comparable firms (Skadden, Latham, STB, Weil, S&C, Cleary, DPW, etc.). Only one there's a difference at is Wachtell.


what does your experience entail if you don't mind me asking

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:27 am

Another Cravath offer here. Interviewed on "Super Friday;" was given an offer Monday morning.

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Another Cravath offer here. Interviewed on "Super Friday;" was given an offer Monday morning.


Same here :D

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Another Cravath offer here. Interviewed on "Super Friday;" was given an offer Monday morning.


Same here :D


Same here - and like the OP, I'm also a T2 transfer.

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:18 pm

so how do exit opportunities stack up against DPW? if one is interested in moving in-house, is cravath a no-brainer? it would seem that the rotation system will give you a really solid general corporate background, and the structure of the firm seems to give you additional responsibility early on. is this true? on the other hand, it seems like extra work/pressure for the same money. any summers or associates want to comment on the hours?

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:so how do exit opportunities stack up against DPW? if one is interested in moving in-house, is cravath a no-brainer? it would seem that the rotation system will give you a really solid general corporate background, and the structure of the firm seems to give you additional responsibility early on. is this true? on the other hand, it seems like extra work/pressure for the same money. any summers or associates want to comment on the hours?


I am also interested in any answers anyone has to these queries!

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:32 pm

Hi, all.

I'm interviewing at Cravath next Saturday. The firm sent me an e-mail to confirm recently and they noted that attire is business casual. I know Cravath is a very traditional firm, requiring associates to go in business formal dress to work.

As such, should I forgo the recruiting department's guidance and wear a suit . . . or should I do as they suggest and dress in business casual attire?

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:55 pm

itbdvorm wrote:It's a stretch to say that; in my experience Cravath gives you no better exit opportunities than at comparable firms (Skadden, Latham, STB, Weil, S&C, Cleary, DPW, etc.). Only one there's a difference at is Wachtell.


in your opinion, would paul weiss be included in that list?

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby NYAssociate » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:59 am

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

Postby NYAssociate » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:03 am

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Re: Cravath Offers Thread

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