"Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

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Mr.Feeny
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"Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

Postby Mr.Feeny » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:59 pm

This is probably a stupid question, but in a cover letter should I be writing "Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton" or is "Sheppard Mullin" OK? Is there ever a time when the shortened version is not acceptable?

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Re: "Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:00 pm

While it is unlikely to matter, I would use the firms full name, in the form they present it on their website, for all written correspondence. They tend to do so when writing you letters.

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Re: "Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:00 pm

you should be writing the full name out the first time you mention the firm. after that you can use the short version.

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Re: "Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:you should be writing the full name out the first time you mention the firm. after that you can use the short version.


Exactly

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Re: "Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:you should be writing the full name out the first time you mention the firm. after that you can use the short version.


This is a good answer.

i.e.

Dear Recruiting Committee at Skadden, Arps, Slate, makihfsakugr, and Flom,

I am writing because I have heard associates maintain a balanced and healthy life while working at Skadden. During my brief prison stint, I heard about the pro-bono work your firm does on behalf of inmates, and got the name 'Skadden' tattooed on my left fist and 'Arps' tattooed on my right. In short I would be the perfect fit for Skadden, and we should ice each other some time, bro.

Hugs and kisses,

Applicant

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Re: "Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

Postby Mr.Feeny » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:15 pm

thesealocust wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:you should be writing the full name out the first time you mention the firm. after that you can use the short version.


This is a good answer.

i.e.

Dear Recruiting Committee at Skadden, Arps, Slate, makihfsakugr, and Flom,

I am writing because I have heard associates maintain a balanced and healthy life while working at Skadden. During my brief prison stint, I heard about the pro-bono work your firm does on behalf of inmates, and got the name 'Skadden' tattooed on my left fist and 'Arps' tattooed on my right. In short I would be the perfect fit for Skadden, and we should ice each other some time, bro.

Hugs and kisses,

Applicant


OK thanks. That was my first instinct I just wanted to double check

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Re: "Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

Postby TTH » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:14 pm

Long form first, then "you bitches" thereafter. Saves from having to change quite so much when mass mailing.


...or what that other guy said.

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Re: "Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

Postby englawyer » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:34 pm

haha i'd love to see a cover letter that uses MoFo or something like that

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Re: "Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

Postby romothesavior » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:you should be writing the full name out the first time you mention the firm. after that you can use the short version.


Exactly

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Re: "Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

Postby OnceUponAMemo » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:21 pm

thesealocust wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:you should be writing the full name out the first time you mention the firm. after that you can use the short version.


This is a good answer.

i.e.

Dear Recruiting Committee at Skadden, Arps, Slate, makihfsakugr, and Flom,

I am writing because I have heard associates maintain a balanced and healthy life while working at Skadden. During my brief prison stint, I heard about the pro-bono work your firm does on behalf of inmates, and got the name 'Skadden' tattooed on my left fist and 'Arps' tattooed on my right. In short I would be the perfect fit for Skadden, and we should ice each other some time, bro.

Hugs and kisses,

Applicant


This response didn't get the props it deserved. Well done as usual, sealocust.

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Re: "Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

Postby drdolittle » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:34 pm

englawyer wrote:haha i'd love to see a cover letter that uses MoFo or something like that

MoFo uses MoFo all the time. It's all over their website, correspondence, their attorneys use it often as well.

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Re: "Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

Postby GMVarun » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:54 pm

How about during interviews? I would think to only mention a shortened form, but how does this work?

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Re: "Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:03 pm

imagine saying Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP everytime!

for interviews, i would only use the "official" shorten name (i.e. Skadden Arps or Skadden).


i wouldn't say SASMF.

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Re: "Short Form" of Firm Name in Cover Letter

Postby TTH » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:21 pm

englawyer wrote:haha i'd love to see a cover letter that uses MoFo or something like that


Just for you, I'm gonna send a resume to Morrison Forster and get dinged.




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