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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby romothesavior » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:34 pm

darkarmour wrote:SF/SV applicants: accept if you are titillated by the prospect of working 15 hours a day on, inter alia, claim construction briefs re: the word "tablet".

I dislike your post because, inter alia, you just said inter alia.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:19 pm

romothesavior wrote:
darkarmour wrote:SF/SV applicants: accept if you are titillated by the prospect of working 15 hours a day on, inter alia, claim construction briefs re: the word "tablet".

I dislike your post because, inter alia, you just said inter alia.


Some of the reasons I dislike his post are that it isn't clear what he bases his assertion on - experience, anecdote, imagination or what. Please tell us more, darkarmour.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby darkarmour » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:52 pm

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:39 pm

Thread is TLDR, but I'm wearing business casual because that's what they told me to do. Following directions is fun!

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:43 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Folks that got offers from SF:
Do you guys feel Quinn requires longer hours, as many have said?
Did interviewers ask/hint about this? If so, how would you respond?

I am looking to do IP lit in the SF Bay Area. I interviewed with several firms that have strong IP lit practice groups. I went into my callbacks with the assumption that Quinn required longer hours than everywhere else.

After doing my callbacks, however, I'm not sure that my assumption was correct. It seems like all litigation associates in big law bill north of 2,100 hours. The only exceptions I found were associates that had a hard time finding work because business was slow. Overall, the billable hours expectation at Quinn seemed comparable to that of other big law firms in SF.

And, no, my interviewers at Quinn in SF did not ask or hint about hours. But I met with four associates, and I asked each one what they had billed in the last year. (Answers ranged from 2,100 to 2,350, though one person mentioned that another associate at Quinn had billed 3,000 hours last year.)


Because QE (NYC) has a reputation of being high-hours, I asked a few of my interviewers about this. The responses I got included the following points:
* Although a small number of people bill an obscene number of hours (like 3000+), it's fine to bill around 2200/yr. What matters more is quality and efficiency of work.
* QE associates spend a greater %age of time in billable activity than associates do at other firms, so more billable hours at QE doesn't equate to more hours working.
* QE associates sometimes go to trial, and it's very easy to accumulate hundreds of hours at a trial.
* Generally, associates said they didn't feel like they worked longer hours than litigation associates at other firms.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:02 pm

Any offers from Quinn yet? If so, how soon after CB?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any offers from Quinn yet? If so, how soon after CB?


Next day.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is the LA office also heavily concentrated on patent litigation?

And does anyone know what the size of the LA office's summer class is/how many offers they've already made? I have a CB at the end of September and don't want timing to be an issue...


Bump.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby johndhi » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is the LA office also heavily concentrated on patent litigation?

And does anyone know what the size of the LA office's summer class is/how many offers they've already made? I have a CB at the end of September and don't want timing to be an issue...


Bump.


pretty sure that shit should be on NALP, no?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:57 pm

Does anyone know if Quinn's business model seems to be to continue to expand? new offices? will the satellites be getting bigger? any idea if this means we fresh associates might have better partnership prospects... eight years from now?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:02 am

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if Quinn's business model seems to be to continue to expand? new offices? will the satellites be getting bigger? any idea if this means we fresh associates might have better partnership prospects... eight years from now?


A guy at BartlittBeck/Susman said "They grow at an incredible rate, they were basically us 15 years ago."

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:04 am

johndhi wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is the LA office also heavily concentrated on patent litigation?

And does anyone know what the size of the LA office's summer class is/how many offers they've already made? I have a CB at the end of September and don't want timing to be an issue...


Bump.


pretty sure that shit should be on NALP, no?


It wont be because they've changed their hiring model this year. Last year they had something like 70% offer rate and hired few. This year the LA office offered CBs to like 8 kids between UChicago and Stanford alone.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:29 am

There were 11 people at the LA table of the QE callback dinner at HLS.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:23 pm

Does this mean you guys think their full-time position offer rate this summer might be low? Hasn't it been 100% for some time?

Are we in agreement that they seem to be looking for a bigger class?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any offers from Quinn yet? If so, how soon after CB?


On the spot. Got it between the last interview and the lunch.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:59 pm

Anybody got CB's at Quinn DC?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any offers from Quinn yet? If so, how soon after CB?


On the spot. Got it between the last interview and the lunch.


You beat me! :) Mine was like an hour after the last interview by phone.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby smittytron3k » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anybody got CB's at Quinn DC?


Quinn Emanuel is the premier business litigation firm in the United States. With over 450 lawyers in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Chicago, Tokyo, London, and Mannheim, we are the largest firm in the United States that only does business litigation.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Old Gregg » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:37 pm

smittytron3k wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anybody got CB's at Quinn DC?


Quinn Emanuel is the premier business litigation firm in the United States. With over 450 lawyers in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Chicago, Tokyo, London, and Mannheim, we are the largest firm in the United States that only does business litigation.


http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdail ... hires.html

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anybody got CB's at Quinn DC?


did they actually recruit for the DC office at your school? they didn't at HLS

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Old Gregg » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anybody got CB's at Quinn DC?


did they actually recruit for the DC office at your school? they didn't at HLS


I strongly doubt an office that literally was just opened is taking in summer associates.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:24 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any offers from Quinn yet? If so, how soon after CB?


On the spot. Got it between the last interview and the lunch.


+1

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any offers from Quinn yet? If so, how soon after CB?


On the spot. Got it between the last interview and the lunch.


Which office?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:34 pm

Any 3Ls have Quinn callbacks this week?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any offers from Quinn yet? If so, how soon after CB?


On the spot. Got it between the last interview and the lunch.


Which office?


LA




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