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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:02 am

Wore business casual to my CB (LA). One interviewer gave me props on not wearing a suit, and said that most of their candidates showed up in suits even though they recommended business casual. Offer on the spot, probably going to accept it.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:36 am

Anonymous User wrote:Wore business casual to my CB (LA). One interviewer gave me props on not wearing a suit, and said that most of their candidates showed up in suits even though they recommended business casual. Offer on the spot, probably going to accept it.


Do you think this really has to do with your attire? Or just your qualifications / fit? I think that's really weird if it's just b/c you dressed bizcasual.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby goodolgil » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:10 pm

I hear if you show up in jeans and a t-shirt to their screeners they skip the CB stage and just give you an offer right there.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Grizz » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:56 pm

A rapist among us.. Quinn Emanuel

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby johndhi » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:48 pm

Grizz, are you considering Quinn or do you just post in all the threads because you like the "QUINN REMAINS" meme?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:09 pm

Saw in another thread that in the past Quinn has has a post-CB offer rate of close to 80% at CLS. Is this an anomaly or does Quinn really have an unusually high offer rate? I'm mostly wondering about NYC, but I'm sure others would appreciate thoughts on the other offices as well.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Saw in another thread that in the past Quinn has has a post-CB offer rate of close to 80% at CLS. Is this an anomaly or does Quinn really have an unusually high offer rate? I'm mostly wondering about NYC, but I'm sure others would appreciate thoughts on the other offices as well.

Sort of related question, has Quinn NYC been doing same day/next day offers this year?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:33 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Wore business casual to my CB (LA). One interviewer gave me props on not wearing a suit, and said that most of their candidates showed up in suits even though they recommended business casual. Offer on the spot, probably going to accept it.


Do you think this really has to do with your attire? Or just your qualifications / fit? I think that's really weird if it's just b/c you dressed bizcasual.


All I was pointing out was: (1) they suggest wearing business casual; (2) one of the interviewers said most people don't; (3) they take note of people who do. I suspect it might help in some intangible way (it's a good way to suggest that you're a strong fit with the culture) but I wasn't claiming that it had a significant effect, let alone that it got me the offer.

That said, they are not very choosy at the callback stage, partially because they realize that they have the sort of reputation where people who are a good fit will self-select in and those who are not will go somewhere else.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:58 pm

so for the people who dressed "business casual," what did you actually wear?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:so for the people who dressed "business casual," what did you actually wear?


Suit pants and dress shirt. Got an offer before I left the office. I doubt that what you wear affects their decision much, but I would've felt awkward dressed any nicer (felt a bit out of place dressed business casual).

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:18 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:so for the people who dressed "business casual," what did you actually wear?


Suit pants and dress shirt. Got an offer before I left the office. I doubt that what you wear affects their decision much, but I would've felt awkward dressed any nicer (felt a bit out of place dressed business casual).

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:06 pm

when does NY office give offers?
seems like people got it right after interviews. otherwise ding?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:when does NY office give offers?
seems like people got it right after interviews. otherwise ding?

bump...

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby GeePee » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:30 pm

I got mine the Monday after my interview. The right away is an LA thing, I think.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:32 pm

Got mine the next day. (NY)

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:43 pm

GeePee wrote:I got mine the Monday after my interview. The right away is an LA thing, I think.

Friend interviewing in Bay Area got an offer after meeting only two interviewers.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:48 pm

bay area. got offer after lunch at the office

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby dood » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:58 pm

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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.


really? lets think about that logically bro.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:bay area. got offer after lunch at the office

SV or SF?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:01 pm

So what do you guys think, is Quinn a good place to work? I liked the people, but, as usual, am afraid of the hours. Thoughts from those considering it?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So what do you guys think, is Quinn a good place to work? I liked the people, but, as usual, am afraid of the hours. Thoughts from those considering it?


Here's my analysis of SF office. The points can go either way depending on where your priorities lie.

-> SF location. Most biglaw opportunities in the bay area are in SV. Some associates do the commute but I've heard its terrible. This is very preferable for someone planning to live in SF.

-> Strong reputation/prestige. One of the best for IP. Bigname cases like Samsung v. Apple (Quinn represents Samsung). A goto firm for IP lit.

-> Very social firm. Associates seem to hang out a lot, go out to bars, etc. Could be a pro or con depending on your personality.

-> Litigation focus. Less conflicts (for example, Quinn = P firm for the financial crisis litigation..pretty cool). Also surrounded with like-minded folks who are interested in lit.

-> The hours *are* worse. Known as the longest in the bay area. It's work-hard/play-hard..work hard is part of that. Then again associates report what matters is that the work gets done..no face time requirement etc. I've also heard the bay area offices are a bit better than NY office hours wise.

-> Money-focused firm. Doesn't care about pro-bono, diversity, formal training, or other perks that most firms have. Very down to business.

-> Branch seems to revolve around Charles Verhoeven. IE the cases are setup so that they can be handed off for him to go to trial, he is the name on all the docs, etc. Seems like you could be f*cked if you rub him the wrong way lol.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:49 pm

how is the offer rate after SA at quinn?
and anyone know the summer class this year?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:02 pm

Offers are 100% for SAs, as far as I know. Career stability seems good in that it's not an up-and-out kind of joint. As long as you are billing, you're welcome to stay even if you're not on partner track. That said, people do burn out and leave all the time.

It's got a unique sort of atmosphere that's not for everyone. It's a good fit for aggressive self-starters who definitely want litigation.

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:35 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:So what do you guys think, is Quinn a good place to work? I liked the people, but, as usual, am afraid of the hours. Thoughts from those considering it?


Here's my analysis of SF office. The points can go either way depending on where your priorities lie.
-> Branch seems to revolve around Charles Verhoeven. IE the cases are setup so that they can be handed off for him to go to trial, he is the name on all the docs, etc. Seems like you could be f*cked if you rub him the wrong way lol.


Thanks for a very helpful post. We seem to have similar impressions. Any idea HOW many more hours you work at Quinn than the other bay area firms? I love the idea of being scarppy, hardworking, being the best, but I don't want to be taken advantage of and work more than my peers - that just seems stupid. :( It's a very difficult decision. I also have an offer from Simpson Thacher in NY and, weirdly enough, it seemed like the people there weren't working so much that they were sick. I got the feeling from some of the Quinners that they really, really work a lot. But they seemed to like it. Is it stupid to go to Simpson when you just have an idea of maybe doing transactional, but you're pretty sure you want lit? Re handing off trials to Verhoeven - do you think juniors at Quinn really get more experience like they say? Do the big dogs take over when things get interesting?

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Re: Quinn Emanuel

Postby peter2009 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:34 pm

Anyone know about Quinn's bankruptcy practice in NY? Their financial Lit has been hot and now they seem to be expanding their bankruptcy practice.




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