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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:58 pm

Just got an offer from DLA Silicon Valley. Interview was two weeks ago.

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:22 pm

Jones Day SF is making calls.

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Jones Day SF is making calls.


When was ur cb?

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:14 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any new movement from WSGR in Palo Alto?

I'm definitely curious about this as well. Does anyone know if WSGR only does email dings after screeners? I know they did at our school last year.


Dinged via snail mail about 10 days after my CB. Going elsewhere so not too bummed. Good luck!

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

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Anonymous User wrote:Any new movement from WSGR in Palo Alto?

I'm definitely curious about this as well. Does anyone know if WSGR only does email dings after screeners? I know they did at our school last year.


Dinged via snail mail about 10 days after my CB. Going elsewhere so not too bummed. Good luck!

Email ding a few minutes ago. Totally fine w/ that.

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:27 pm

Email ding Foley LA today. S&C LA ding via snail mail Saturday.

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:MTO LA ding. Interview end of Aug, ding letter today. Non-CA t10, top 5% (approx), weak CA ties. Offers at Gibson, irell, OMM, mofo, Quinn, so now I have all my results from CBs. I know other threads discuss this, but they haven't gotten big responses, so anyone in here have any thoughts on Irell? Overall impressions/personal experience/rumors?

I was discussing LA firms with a 9th Circuit Clerk who has a lot of friends working at Los Angeles firms. He said Munger and Irell are the two places he would pick above all others. It doesn't hurt that Irell also offers above market bonuses.

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:36 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Have offers to both MoFo SF and Covington SF-- where would you go if you're primarily interested in litigation (possibly IP)?

I really liked both offices, though I felt I connected more with the interviewers from MoFo.


If you don't mind, how quickly did the Covington offer come after the callback? Anyone else who knows should feel free to answer too! Nearing 28 days on some other places...



Within three business days

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:44 pm

Howard Rice (SF) offer today. Loved them, likely going to accept.

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:25 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Have offers to both MoFo SF and Covington SF-- where would you go if you're primarily interested in litigation (possibly IP)?

I really liked both offices, though I felt I connected more with the interviewers from MoFo.


If you don't mind, how quickly did the Covington offer come after the callback? Anyone else who knows should feel free to answer too! Nearing 28 days on some other places...



Within three business days


I had a similar experience with covington sf. Received a call within a couple of days.

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:37 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Have offers to both MoFo SF and Covington SF-- where would you go if you're primarily interested in litigation (possibly IP)?

I really liked both offices, though I felt I connected more with the interviewers from MoFo.


If you don't mind, how quickly did the Covington offer come after the callback? Anyone else who knows should feel free to answer too! Nearing 28 days on some other places...



Within three business days


I had a similar experience with covington sf. Received a call within a couple of days.


Ugh. I'm thinking I'm going to be a ding. It's been 5 business days since my CB at SF, which I thought went really well. Covington SF is literally (not interview bullshittingly) my #1 choice.... and I also have a deadline coming up on Friday (which I extended so I could hear back from Covington).

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:01 am

Anonymous User wrote:Howard Rice (SF) offer today. Loved them, likely going to accept.


Also got an offer... really liked the firm/people but not 100% sure. How do you feel about Howard Rice vs Munger or Irell (unfortunately in LA.)

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:55 am

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Anonymous User wrote:MTO LA ding. Interview end of Aug, ding letter today. Non-CA t10, top 5% (approx), weak CA ties. Offers at Gibson, irell, OMM, mofo, Quinn, so now I have all my results from CBs. I know other threads discuss this, but they haven't gotten big responses, so anyone in here have any thoughts on Irell? Overall impressions/personal experience/rumors?

I was discussing LA firms with a 9th Circuit Clerk who has a lot of friends working at Los Angeles firms. He said Munger and Irell are the two places he would pick above all others. It doesn't hurt that Irell also offers above market bonuses.


Are you referring only to LA? A friend who worked at Irell enjoyed it but they prioritize IP so depends on your interest. Also they emphasize grades over personality heavily so might not be as personable -- there's still a lot of wining and dining though.
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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:07 am

Anonymous User wrote:I know this has been semi-discussed already but if I have not heard back from Foley (LA) after a screener in early August in my dinged? I mean obviously its not a great situation. I guess I am wondering if anyone has actually been dinged yet by Foley (LA)?


Post CB snail mail ding
They are only taking 2 i think

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:57 pm

WSGR offer just now.

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:06 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Howard Rice (SF) offer today. Loved them, likely going to accept.


Also got an offer... really liked the firm/people but not 100% sure. How do you feel about Howard Rice vs Munger or Irell (unfortunately in LA.)


Congrats (on all three)! I know people who have chosen each when making that decision. I'd likely pick between Munger and HR, unless you have a big interest in patent work (if that's the case, go Irell and don't look back). Munger has a shorter partnership track (5.5 years to 7.5 years) and more national prestige, so most people would probably go there. I liked the people at HR much more than those at Munger, and it felt much more like a lifestyle firm. Both are places that want you to make a career there, though, which I liked.

If you want LA: Munger, obviously.
If you want SF: Wash, maybe slight Munger edge (MTO claims you can automatically transfer to SF after the summer, though I don't know how much you can bank on that).

I'll admit though, I'm a huge Howard Rice fan, so I'm probably a bit biased.

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:20 pm

I know some people mentioned K&E(SF) earlier and I know it took between 2-3 days and a week to hear back for offers. I had my interview last Thursday, have great stats and I thought had great interviews, but have not heard since then. Do people know when their hiring committee meets (every Wednesday/Thursday)? I was told a week, but the anxiety is killing me, since I really liked them.

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I know some people mentioned K&E(SF) earlier and I know it took between 2-3 days and a week to hear back for offers. I had my interview last Thursday, have great stats and I thought had great interviews, but have not heard since then. Do people know when their hiring committee meets (every Wednesday/Thursday)? I was told a week, but the anxiety is killing me, since I really liked them.


Have it on strong authority that hiring committee meets Thursday, and you hear either thursday evening or Friday, depending on how busy they are on thursdays. Also, sometimes the committee doesn't manage to get together, so don't freak out too much.

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:44 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I know some people mentioned K&E(SF) earlier and I know it took between 2-3 days and a week to hear back for offers. I had my interview last Thursday, have great stats and I thought had great interviews, but have not heard since then. Do people know when their hiring committee meets (every Wednesday/Thursday)? I was told a week, but the anxiety is killing me, since I really liked them.


Have it on strong authority that hiring committee meets Thursday, and you hear either thursday evening or Friday, depending on how busy they are on thursdays. Also, sometimes the committee doesn't manage to get together, so don't freak out too much.


Agreed on not freaking out too much. One more thing to add: it tends to take progressively longer the further on in the recruiting process. There are fewer slots to fill and so they're not quite as ready and willing to get back to you. I had one place that took more than 2 weeks to get back to me even after I heard that some people got offers within a couple days. Sometimes it's a matter of someone saying no and then that opening up a slot. Best of luck to you.

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:54 pm

any movement from jones day SF?

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:any movement from jones day SF?


Dinged from Jones Day SF last week.

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:39 pm

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Dinged from Jones Day SF last week.


Sorry to hear that. Do you mind sharing if it was by email or snailmail and whether it was post-CB or post-screener?

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:41 pm

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Dinged from Jones Day SF last week.


Sorry to hear that. Do you mind sharing if it was by email or snailmail and whether it was post-CB or post-screener?


Post-CB via e-mail. Hope you have better luck than I did!!

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:41 pm

Had my WSGR callback almost 2 weeks ago now. Under the impression their hiring committee meets on Wednesdays, and I've heard nothing. I was hoping today would be my day. Is there a rejection in the mail? Am I on some kind of waitlist? They're my top choice right now, so I'm hoping for an honest opinion on where I stand here...

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Re: Callback, offers, dings - CA thread!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Had my WSGR callback almost 2 weeks ago now. Under the impression their hiring committee meets on Wednesdays, and I've heard nothing. I was hoping today would be my day. Is there a rejection in the mail? Am I on some kind of waitlist? They're my top choice right now, so I'm hoping for an honest opinion on where I stand here...


I'm pretty sure the committee meets Wednesdays, whenever there are posts of CBs/offers, they tend to have been on Wednesdays.

That being said, when I was at my CB, I was told yes's and no's hear right away, and maybes get stuck in a bit of a holding pattern unfortunately. It took over 2 weeks for me to hear back, and I was lucky enough to get an offer. You're not out till they make it official. Fingers crossed for you.




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