No, it's really pretty weird to thank someone for interviewing you for a job before you know the results of the interview.
I've done plenty of hiring, this is the most ridiculous statement I've ever heard. I didn't have to consider you and I certainly didn't have to take the time out of my day to try and form a connection with you.
You should make an effort to send a personalized TY to each person you meet with AND make sure you don't have any typos in it. If you can barely remember someone's name, don't send them some generic TY.
While some people may have their feedback submitted before you leave the parking deck, I will probably come across you in the future and remember this positively or negatively. Sure, everyone you meet with won't be sitting in the room making the decision, but several will. If you don't think a meaningful TY that indicates you were paying attention, and can interact professionally is going to give you a boost then go ahead and skip it. The rest of the applicants will thank you.
That said, generic thank yous are probably worse than no thank you.
buster wrote:I think if you do it, you should do it just because it's a nice thing to do and not because you think it's going to up your chances of an offer. It's probably not. And sure, there is a chance the fact that your writing is horrendous will be discovered, but if you can write an error-free thank you letter and you are genuine about it, why the heck not? No one's gonna say this kid is an idiot for writing a thank you letter; if anything, they'll appreciate the gesture.
You aren't doing this because it is going to get you a job. You are doing it because every interaction you have with attorneys is going to have a potential lasting impact.
Just like you shouldn't be a dipshit at a networking event because you don't think you'll ever work with someone, you also shouldn't forget common courtesy because you think it will screw you up.