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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:59 am

i didn't get that impression at all during my callbacks. the partners i met were really nice, open, friendly, quick to address that the way they handled layoffs upfront was better than "performance-related" dismissals done by other firms because it didn't leave a black mark on an associate's legal career. that said, i got the impression that one would have to work hard to keep a job there, and that they would be perhaps more willing than other firms to cut someone who was slacking, but that doesn't seem like a dealbreaker. i doubt i'm going to accept my offer there for other reasons, but just wanted to add in that the associates i met were not unhappy, and that both were extremely close with the partners they worked for.

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:01 am

During my callback I witnessed two associates being chewed out by two different partner who were interviewing me.

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:05 pm

On the other hand, the firm does have a good rep from Chambers, i.e. it is known for its partners (and the partners make bank).

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:During my callback I witnessed two associates being chewed out by two different partner who were interviewing me.


You'd think they could off on the domestic violence until the interview was over...

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:11 pm

The funny thing is the interviewers were being super nice, I was thinking maybe I was wrong about Cadwalader. And then on two separate occasions associates knocked on the doors and all hell broke loose.

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The funny thing is the interviewers were being super nice, I was thinking maybe I was wrong about Cadwalader. And then on two separate occasions associates knocked on the doors and all hell broke loose.


haha are you for real? I interviewed there as well, and noticed on of the associates seemed really dazed but nothing like this. what did the partner say to them??

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:01 am

Pretty similar both times, get out and don't knock when the door is shut.

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby squarehead001 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:45 am

uh...are there people from T14 actually accepting Cadwalader offer?

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby doyleoil » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:59 am

Anonymous User wrote:uh...are there people from T14 actually accepting Cadwalader offer?


uhh...you do realize they had yalies in their summer class last year

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:15 am

and hls

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:28 am

One of my interviewers was bitching about having to interview yale/harvard kids...

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:One of my interviewers was bitching about having to interview yale/harvard kids...


Elaborate...

Does Cad have the lowest QOL in the v50?

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:54 pm

squarehead001 wrote:uh...are there people from T14 actually accepting Cadwalader offer?

This didn't have to be anonymous.

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:35 am

Regardless of the horror stories - any offers for those who interviewed last week?

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:07 am

yea, i interviewed last week and got one

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Objection » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:On the other hand, the firm does have a good rep from Chambers, i.e. it is known for its partners (and the partners make bank).


I find this interesting. If the partners make so much bank, they could have probably done without layoffs, or at least with a lot fewer layoffs.

Rather than cut into their PPP, they layoff to keep them steady.

Aren't there some firms that did little or no layoffs ITE and saw a fairly significant PPP drop?

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:58 am

yea, this is what scares me. and the PPP hasnt gone down, so with less associates, they must be working them to the bone. esp when cadwalader was known for working their associates extremely hard even before the layoffs...

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:13 pm

Granted, but there is less work in the sense that certain departments have likely disappeared (e.g., securitization - which was huge at CWT). Also, associates started on time.

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Regardless of the horror stories - any offers for those who interviewed last week?

Not for me (thursday interview).

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:14 pm

Last year 3 of the 20 something SA were from Yale. Many from the T-14

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:46 pm

A 3L at my school that summered there said they had 6 GULC and 5 Michigan kids, or the other way around (5 GULC/6 Mich). Can't remember.

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby NYAssociate » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:20 pm

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:16 pm

Inteviewed on Thurs, offer on Tues. I was pleasantly surprised by my experience there.

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:48 pm

NYAssociate wrote:
Rather than cut into their PPP, they layoff to keep them steady.

Aren't there some firms that did little or no layoffs ITE and saw a fairly significant PPP drop?


From a law student/associate's perspective, the sacrifice is noble and fantastic. But keep that PPP down and partners will eventually leave. When partners leave, so does work. When there's no work, there's layoffs.


And if the money is the only thing keeping the partners there, why go there to work?

Further, no one said keep PPP down, but the first reaction would have been "suffer a PPP hit for a year or two" rather than "lay off 40% of our attorneys."

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Re: Cadwalader offers

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:22 am

Can anyone tell me why the QOL at Cadwalader is so infamous? It doesn't sound like the hours are any worse than at other big law firms. And I've heard stories about -- very -- difficult partners everywhere. Why is Cadwalader known to be so bad? I enjoyed my callback but am scared about its reputation.




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