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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:28 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone confirm/deny/expand upon the Troutman deferrals?


They're definitely happening. I've also heard pretty solid rumors that they will not be offering their entire SA class.

Bryan Cave is also deferring



Source? Until when? What have they said? What did they tell this year's summers?

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:12 am

Can anyone speak on the principled differences between K & S and A + B?

I've heard the "stereotypical" distinctions that K & S is "more of a sweatshop", and have also heard rumblings that their work quality has suffered in recent years. thoughts?

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:47 pm

I go to GULC. I had interview with K & S, Jones Day, Paul Hastings, and A & B. I got dinged from K & S quickly but I haven't heard from the others. Normal or is it time to jump?


CB from PH two days ago, dings from K&S (email) and A&B (mail). Silence from JD.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby BruceWayne » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I go to GULC. I had interview with K & S, Jones Day, Paul Hastings, and A & B. I got dinged from K & S quickly but I haven't heard from the others. Normal or is it time to jump?


At HYS. Callbacks from A+B and Sutherland, quick ding from K&S and silence from JD and PH.


DOES NOT COMPUTE!!!! Are things really getting THAT bad????? Although I'm assuming you have some sort of Southern ties.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby de5igual » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:03 pm

BruceWayne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I go to GULC. I had interview with K & S, Jones Day, Paul Hastings, and A & B. I got dinged from K & S quickly but I haven't heard from the others. Normal or is it time to jump?


At HYS. Callbacks from A+B and Sutherland, quick ding from K&S and silence from JD and PH.


DOES NOT COMPUTE!!!! Are things really getting THAT bad????? Although I'm assuming you have some sort of Southern ties.


Could've also been a bad interview

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:40 pm

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BruceWayne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I go to GULC. I had interview with K & S, Jones Day, Paul Hastings, and A & B. I got dinged from K & S quickly but I haven't heard from the others. Normal or is it time to jump?


At HYS. Callbacks from A+B and Sutherland, quick ding from K&S and silence from JD and PH.


DOES NOT COMPUTE!!!! Are things really getting THAT bad????? Although I'm assuming you have some sort of Southern ties.

Could've also been a bad interview


Strong ties to the south but was open about the fact I am considering other markets. Good interviewer (16 callbacks out of 31 interviews so far). I do have mediocre grades though.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone speak on the principled differences between K & S and A + B?

I've heard the "stereotypical" distinctions that K & S is "more of a sweatshop", and have also heard rumblings that their work quality has suffered in recent years. thoughts?


It is really hard to give you concrete differences. Having worked at one of the two this summer, I can tell you that K&S is a little more formal in its vibe. That was easy to observe based on how the summers dressed and interacted with one another. K&S also arguably has a slightly better corporate practice than Alston. I have heard a number of attorneys say that Alston is better for women.

I don't think the hours associates work is very different between the two. Maybe slight variations in specific practice groups, but on the whole, associates at both work very hard. Neither firm, however, is a sweatshop by NYC standards.

This is one of those situations where you should just go and interview at both if you can and see where you feel you fit better. There is nothing wrong with either culture, and one is not inherently better than the other. It just depends on what fits your personality.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:43 am

i think anon at 10:41 has it right. AB and KS are much more similar to one another than KS is to a New York sweatshop or AB is to a legitimate "lifestyle firm" if such a place exists. that is most definitely the impression i got.

and to the anonymous HYS person- 16 CBs?! wow. i have 8 and my head is spinning halfway through. it's a wonderful situation to be in, but i don't know how you do it and do it well.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:52 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Not going to out myself by answering the first or last questions. The person was amiable, nice, funny. Very normal seeming dude/dudette. No questions that I didn't get from other screeners. I think it went well...


Thanks! Would you want to PM so outing is no concern? That's sort of what I was shooting for.

No, I'd rather not. I will answer questions in here to the extent I don't feel they are going to out me.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:17 pm

ok enough with the bondurant cloak and dagger, especially since it's a very low chance they call me back.

i had a bondurant screener on campus at emory. it was like every other screener i had insofar as the people were extremely gracious and nice, asked all the normal questions my resume would elicit, and spoke very highly of their firm. if there was any difference it was in the fact that i was "just happy to be there." i figured my chances were pretty low so i just had fun with it and tried my best and probably was looser than for other interviews. but as of today, my assessment was probably on target as i haven't heard back yet and have heard back from others. i'm just working with the assumption that it's a ding.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:22 pm

Any ideas/experiences on how quick the turnaround is after K&S CBs? E-mail or snail-mail dings?

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:36 pm

Just wanted to report that Troutman's deferrals are for corporate only (info courtesy of a former Troutman associate). Apparently, a good number of the firm's corporate partners left without taking associates with them, so all of this year's corporate juniors were told they would have to wait to start. They will be getting a stipend. Apparently, the new juniors for litigation will be starting on time. Not sure whether this factors into the 2012 SA class getting less than 100% offers.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby jrf12886 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:36 pm

HYS. CB from K&S. Silence from A&B and JD.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:54 pm

Anyone heard from Arnall Golden Gregory post-CB?

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:20 am

So anyone know/heard anything about Sutherland Asbill (strength of reputation, stability, etc)?

Also, is it true that market salary for a 4th year in ATL is only $150k? $135k instead of $160k isn't a big deal but I think I would have a hard time taking $150k as a 4th year over $210k+larger bonus in other large secondary markets.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard from Arnall Golden Gregory post-CB?


It's been over a week since my CB, and I haven't heard anything. Getting a little anxious.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby fatduck » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Also, is it true that market salary for a 4th year in ATL is only $150k? $135k instead of $160k isn't a big deal but I think I would have a hard time taking $150k as a 4th year over $210k+larger bonus in other large secondary markets.

according to abovethelaw, "7th years make $195k" so yea that sounds right. sucks :|

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby rad lulz » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:45 pm

fatduck wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Also, is it true that market salary for a 4th year in ATL is only $150k? $135k instead of $160k isn't a big deal but I think I would have a hard time taking $150k as a 4th year over $210k+larger bonus in other large secondary markets.

according to abovethelaw, "7th years make $195k" so yea that sounds right. sucks :|

It's better than unemployment.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:37 pm

fatduck wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Also, is it true that market salary for a 4th year in ATL is only $150k? $135k instead of $160k isn't a big deal but I think I would have a hard time taking $150k as a 4th year over $210k+larger bonus in other large secondary markets.

according to abovethelaw, "7th years make $195k" so yea that sounds right. sucks :|
Cop dat STEM degree and a job with one of the Big Three or the two F boutique outposts and you'll be balling out on dat 250k NY scale, brother

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:49 pm

Where can I find a lockstep table on the 150 scale?

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby AllTheLawz » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Where can I find a lockstep table on the 150 scale?


Jones Day isn't lockstep. I've heard varying accounts about how this works out for associates and also heard it might vary by city.

rad lulz wrote:
fatduck wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Also, is it true that market salary for a 4th year in ATL is only $150k? $135k instead of $160k isn't a big deal but I think I would have a hard time taking $150k as a 4th year over $210k+larger bonus in other large secondary markets.

according to abovethelaw, "7th years make $195k" so yea that sounds right. sucks :|

It's better than unemployment.


I am fortunate enough to be past the fear of unemployment stage and into the hard decision stage.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:08 pm

AllTheLawz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Where can I find a lockstep table on the 150 scale?


Jones Day isn't lockstep. I've heard varying accounts about how this works out for associates and also heard it might vary by city.



So how does it work for JD Atlanta? How does it compare to a 145 lockstep firm, for example.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby de5igual » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:45 pm

AllTheLawz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Where can I find a lockstep table on the 150 scale?


Jones Day isn't lockstep. I've heard varying accounts about how this works out for associates and also heard it might vary by city.

rad lulz wrote:
fatduck wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Also, is it true that market salary for a 4th year in ATL is only $150k? $135k instead of $160k isn't a big deal but I think I would have a hard time taking $150k as a 4th year over $210k+larger bonus in other large secondary markets.

according to abovethelaw, "7th years make $195k" so yea that sounds right. sucks :|

It's better than unemployment.


I am fortunate enough to be past the fear of unemployment stage and into the hard decision stage.


lol at being past the unemployment stage. no-offer rates in ATL are pretty high.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby AllTheLawz » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:01 pm

f0bolous wrote:
lol at being past the unemployment stage. no-offer rates in ATL are pretty high.


Thankfully the ATL-wide offer rate isn't really relevant as I am considering specific firms with specific historical offer rates. Your attempt to educate with snark is noted, however.

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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!

Postby de5igual » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:09 pm

AllTheLawz wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
lol at being past the unemployment stage. no-offer rates in ATL are pretty high.


Thankfully the ATL-wide offer rate isn't really relevant as I am considering specific firms with specific historical offer rates. Your attempt to educate with snark is noted, however.


Not really snark. Just pointing out that offer rates were never that great in ATL and this past summer's (2012) offer rates were probably worse than what the NALP forms reflect. You should never feel safe until you have the actual post-summer offer in hand. And even then, shit can still turn sour.




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