MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

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MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby Theheat633 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:28 am

6'3 social dude with a couple years solid corporate work experience. Does top 20% give me a shot?

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby Turtledove » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:41 am

Theheat633 wrote:6'3 social dude with a couple years solid corporate work experience. Does top 20% give me a shot?


Yes.

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby RVP11 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:56 am

You could get Skadden NY with worse than top 20%, that's for sure. I'd say top 1/3 and up has a shot.

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby InvictusFortis » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:11 am

If you interview well you should have a solid chance. Good friend of mine graduated right around the top 1/3rd and is doing M&A work with Skadden. Like you, he is 6'4 and very social. Good luck.
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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby zomginternets » Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:49 pm

Theheat633 wrote:6'3 social dude with a couple years solid corporate work experience. Does top 20% give me a shot?


InvictusFortis wrote:If you interview well you should have a solid chance. Good friend of mind graduated right around the top 1/3rd and is doing M&A work with Skadden. Like you, he is 6'4 and very social. Good luck.


So.. I'm going to assume these are not height requirements for doing M&A work at Skadden. Can someone enlighten me?

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:25 pm

zomginternets wrote:
Theheat633 wrote:6'3 social dude with a couple years solid corporate work experience. Does top 20% give me a shot?


InvictusFortis wrote:If you interview well you should have a solid chance. Good friend of mind graduated right around the top 1/3rd and is doing M&A work with Skadden. Like you, he is 6'4 and very social. Good luck.


So.. I'm going to assume these are not height requirements for doing M&A work at Skadden. Can someone enlighten me?

Those are the height requirements for doing M&A work at Skadden. They'll take a 6'1" black guy but even that is pushing it.

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby dood » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:30 pm

zomginternets wrote:
Theheat633 wrote:6'3 social dude with a couple years solid corporate work experience. Does top 20% give me a shot?


InvictusFortis wrote:If you interview well you should have a solid chance. Good friend of mind graduated right around the top 1/3rd and is doing M&A work with Skadden. Like you, he is 6'4 and very social. Good luck.


So.. I'm going to assume these are not height requirements for doing M&A work at Skadden. Can someone enlighten me?


skadden is very fratty, no height requirement per se, but u better be an alpha male or ur gonna get destroyed like piggy in lord of the flies.

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby Stanislaw Carter » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:32 pm

skadden is very fratty, no height requirement per se, but u better be an alpha male or ur gonna get destroyed like piggy in lord of the flies.


More like "law firm fratty," which means that the attorneys would be beta nerds in almost any other walk of life, but happen to be at the top of the pile in the legal world. Similar concept: Law school hot.

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby dood » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:36 pm

Stanislaw Carter wrote:
skadden is very fratty, no height requirement per se, but u better be an alpha male or ur gonna get destroyed like piggy in lord of the flies.


More like "law firm fratty," which means that the attorneys would be beta nerds in almost any other walk of life, but happen to be at the top of the pile in the legal world. Similar concept: Law school hot.


yea i absolutely concede i should have qualified my answer with this.

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:49 pm

Stanislaw Carter wrote:
skadden is very fratty, no height requirement per se, but u better be an alpha male or ur gonna get destroyed like piggy in lord of the flies.


More like "law firm fratty," which means that the attorneys would be beta nerds in almost any other walk of life, but happen to be at the top of the pile in the legal world. Similar concept: Law school hot.

See also Law school popular.

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby Turtledove » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:13 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
Stanislaw Carter wrote:
skadden is very fratty, no height requirement per se, but u better be an alpha male or ur gonna get destroyed like piggy in lord of the flies.


More like "law firm fratty," which means that the attorneys would be beta nerds in almost any other walk of life, but happen to be at the top of the pile in the legal world. Similar concept: Law school hot.

See also Law school popular.


Thank you for properly bluebooking that post.

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:39 pm

Turtledove wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
Stanislaw Carter wrote:
skadden is very fratty, no height requirement per se, but u better be an alpha male or ur gonna get destroyed like piggy in lord of the flies.


More like "law firm fratty," which means that the attorneys would be beta nerds in almost any other walk of life, but happen to be at the top of the pile in the legal world. Similar concept: Law school hot.

See also Law school popular.


Thank you for properly bluebooking that post.

The way to tell that law school is working is when you care less about the substance of a post than about the fact that the person said affect instead of effect and it's ruining your life.

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby RVP11 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:53 pm

dood wrote:
zomginternets wrote:
Theheat633 wrote:6'3 social dude with a couple years solid corporate work experience. Does top 20% give me a shot?


InvictusFortis wrote:If you interview well you should have a solid chance. Good friend of mind graduated right around the top 1/3rd and is doing M&A work with Skadden. Like you, he is 6'4 and very social. Good luck.


So.. I'm going to assume these are not height requirements for doing M&A work at Skadden. Can someone enlighten me?


skadden is very fratty, no height requirement per se, but u better be an alpha male or ur gonna get destroyed like piggy in lord of the flies.


:roll:

They liked me, so does that make me "alpha?"

Stainslaw Carter has it right. But I will say that Skadden lawyers are more socially adept than most BigLaw lawyers I've met.

As a general rule, Skadden, DPW, STB, and Weil are considered the "social" V10s and DPW, STB, and Cleary are considered the "nice" V10s, but that still doesn't make them social places, or nice places.

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby weejonbu » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:58 pm

Theheat633 wrote:6'3 social dude with a couple years solid corporate work experience. Does top 20% give me a shot?


InvictusFortis wrote:If you interview well you should have a solid chance. Good friend of mind graduated right around the top 1/3rd and is doing M&A work with Skadden. Like you, he is 6'4 and very social. Good luck.


I thought these were referring to dick size.

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby InvictusFortis » Mon May 02, 2011 1:03 pm

RVP11 wrote:They liked me, so does that make me "alpha?"


Never question your alpha status, bro. It's decidedly unalpha.

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:29 pm

The only Skadden person I know personally is a fucking dickhead, I agree with the above assessments

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The only Skadden person I know personally is a fucking dickhead, I agree with the above assessments


haha, the person who interviewed me for one of the other "social" firms was also a dick. But yeah, M&A is dominated by white, alpha males.

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby Tanicius » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:51 pm

haha, the person who interviewed me for one of the other "social" firms was also a dick. But yeah, M&A is dominated by white, alpha males.


lol

For my Vandy interview I was interviewed by a very nice young guy from an M&A firm. He asked me questions about my local sports team because he was from the same area and I managed to pretend having watched the game and cared about it. It worked apparently. I'm not so sure that mentality is such a bad thing after all.

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Re: MVPB Class rank needed for Skadden M&A?

Postby rayiner » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:47 pm

RVP11 wrote:
dood wrote:
zomginternets wrote:
Theheat633 wrote:6'3 social dude with a couple years solid corporate work experience. Does top 20% give me a shot?


InvictusFortis wrote:If you interview well you should have a solid chance. Good friend of mind graduated right around the top 1/3rd and is doing M&A work with Skadden. Like you, he is 6'4 and very social. Good luck.


So.. I'm going to assume these are not height requirements for doing M&A work at Skadden. Can someone enlighten me?


skadden is very fratty, no height requirement per se, but u better be an alpha male or ur gonna get destroyed like piggy in lord of the flies.


:roll:

They liked me, so does that make me "alpha?"

Stainslaw Carter has it right. But I will say that Skadden lawyers are more socially adept than most BigLaw lawyers I've met.

As a general rule, Skadden, DPW, STB, and Weil are considered the "social" V10s and DPW, STB, and Cleary are considered the "nice" V10s, but that still doesn't make them social places, or nice places.


My interviewer from Weil was this incredibly obnoxious fratboy.




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