2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

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2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Old Gregg » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:08 am

Bingham McCutchen: 31/31 (100%)
Cleary: 92/92 (100%)
Fried Frank: 43/43 (100%)
Mayer Brown: 24/24 (100%)
Simpson Thacher: 100/100 (100%)
O'Melveny: 67/68 (99%)
Goodwin Procter: 41/42 (98%)
Kirkland & Ellis: 122/124 (98%)
Cooley: 36/37 (97%) One decision pending
Gibson Dunn: 105/108 (97%)
Akin Gump: 48/50 (96%)
WilmerHale: 88/92 (96%)
Alston & Bird: 52/55 (95%)
Vinson & Elkins: 83/88 (94%)
Baker Botts: 58/63 (92%)
Crowell & Moring: 19/21 (91%)
Orrick: 47/52 (90%)

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:51 am

I'd be careful in putting much stock in those lists since I know for a fact that at least one of those firms cold offered a number of summer associates.

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:53 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'd be careful in putting much stock in those lists since I know for a fact that at least one of those firms cold offered a number of summer associates.


So why aren't you outing them?

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'd be careful in putting much stock in those lists since I know for a fact that at least one of those firms cold offered a number of summer associates.


So why aren't you outing them?


Because I have friends at those firms and outing the firm as giving cold offers might hurt my friends' job search processes. But as I mentioned in a previous thread, ask about yield of the firm to get a better indicator. There aren't many law students in this economy who would not return to a firm absent good reason (which the firm would ostensibly provide).

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby kahechsof » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:31 pm

What is a cold offer?

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:34 pm

Does anybody know what Sidley Austin's offer rate was?

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby 5ky » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:46 pm

kahechsof wrote:What is a cold offer?


The firm gives you an "offer," but tells you that you should look to find employment elsewhere in lieu of accepting. Good for them because it appears as though they are giving 100% offer rates, better than a no-offer for students, because when they're shopping around for a new firm, when asked, they will be able to say they got an offer, but really want a different firm.

Not so good for 2Ls who are duped into thinking the firm gives 100% permanent offers.

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:50 pm

5ky wrote:
kahechsof wrote:What is a cold offer?


The firm gives you an "offer," but tells you that you should look to find employment elsewhere in lieu of accepting. Good for them because it appears as though they are giving 100% offer rates, better than a no-offer for students, because when they're shopping around for a new firm, when asked, they will be able to say they got an offer, but really want a different firm.

Not so good for 2Ls who are duped into thinking the firm gives 100% permanent offers.


Does anyone know anyone who has tried to accept a cold offer? If so, what was the outcome.

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'd be careful in putting much stock in those lists since I know for a fact that at least one of those firms cold offered a number of summer associates.


So why aren't you outing them?


Because I have friends at those firms and outing the firm as giving cold offers might hurt my friends' job search processes. But as I mentioned in a previous thread, ask about yield of the firm to get a better indicator. There aren't many law students in this economy who would not return to a firm absent good reason (which the firm would ostensibly provide).

The people interviewing your friends won't read this thread, but a lot of other students whose futures might be seriously affected by whether or not they have this information will. If I was cold-offered, I'd post it here anonymously for that reason. And seriously, no one in recruiting is going to assume otherwise if 3Ls shopping around can say something halfway coherent about how their 2L firm turned out not to be a good fit for them over the summer.

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby kahechsof » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:32 pm

So I suppose you're safer with a 98% firm than a 100% with unknown number of cold offers.

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby minnbills » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:35 pm

5ky wrote:
kahechsof wrote:What is a cold offer?


The firm gives you an "offer," but tells you that you should look to find employment elsewhere in lieu of accepting. Good for them because it appears as though they are giving 100% offer rates, better than a no-offer for students, because when they're shopping around for a new firm, when asked, they will be able to say they got an offer, but really want a different firm.

Not so good for 2Ls who are duped into thinking the firm gives 100% permanent offers.


Is this a common practice?

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:40 pm

minnbills wrote:
5ky wrote:
kahechsof wrote:What is a cold offer?


The firm gives you an "offer," but tells you that you should look to find employment elsewhere in lieu of accepting. Good for them because it appears as though they are giving 100% offer rates, better than a no-offer for students, because when they're shopping around for a new firm, when asked, they will be able to say they got an offer, but really want a different firm.

Not so good for 2Ls who are duped into thinking the firm gives 100% permanent offers.


Is this a common practice?


Common practice insofar as a lot of firms do it. Not common practice insofar as not too many people (usually) screw up the summer enough to get cold-offered.

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
5ky wrote:
kahechsof wrote:What is a cold offer?


The firm gives you an "offer," but tells you that you should look to find employment elsewhere in lieu of accepting. Good for them because it appears as though they are giving 100% offer rates, better than a no-offer for students, because when they're shopping around for a new firm, when asked, they will be able to say they got an offer, but really want a different firm.

Not so good for 2Ls who are duped into thinking the firm gives 100% permanent offers.


Does anyone know anyone who has tried to accept a cold offer? If so, what was the outcome.


Have heard stories of this happening at least once at my summer firm. The person was later laid off, but still landed somewhere else. I guess once you've looked around for work and come up empty, there isn't much to lose. Not sure if the firm still does cold offers after that.

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:54 pm

What sort of conduct would people get cold-offered, rather than non-offered, for?

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby kahechsof » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What sort of conduct would people get cold-offered, rather than non-offered, for?


I be guessing that it is just a matter of which firm. Probably if they cold offer, they don't no offer. Since what is the blazing difference.

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What sort of conduct would people get cold-offered, rather than non-offered, for?


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Anonymous User wrote:the question is how do you know you've been cold-offered? i mean i doubt they outright come out and say hey we're giving you an offer, but expect you to decline it, that just sounds tactless and unprofessional. what if you were reassured that the offer was not cold-offer? sounds kind of odd to assure somone their offer is not a cold offer but this happened to a fellow peer


It is not subtle. Even the most socially awkward TLS person will not miss it. They tell you that you have an offer but that you should look elsewhere.

If you happen to be the person that my firm cold offered, you were also given pointers on minimizing your sexual harassment of people at the next job you wound up with. That kind of not subtle.

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anybody know what Sidley Austin's offer rate was?


anyone??

they were 100% in 2010 (in ny) according to nalp, but the info hasn't been updated to reflect this year.

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anybody know what Sidley Austin's offer rate was?


anyone??

they were 100% in 2010 (in ny) according to nalp, but the info hasn't been updated to reflect this year.


What was Davis Polk's offer rate this past summer class?

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:What sort of conduct would people get cold-offered, rather than non-offered, for?


Less about the person's conduct, more about the firm wanting to make a grandiose, sweeping offer (champagne, balloons) to its entire summer class and subsequently get good press on Above the Law about their "100% offer rate".

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:24 am

It depends. At my friends' firm, the firm didn't have 100% offers. However, from what I heard, the cold offers were given to people who the firm liked personally, but felt there wasn't a good fit, either quality of work-wise or what the SA was looking for.

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:20 am

Any info on Skadden? Does anyone know if they cold-offer or if their high offer rates are legit?

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:46 pm

rumor is that Simpson cold offered 20% of their 2012 summer class.

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

Postby androstan » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:07 pm

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Re: 2011 Summer Associate Offer Rates

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Anonymous User wrote:rumor is that Simpson cold offered 20% of their 2012 summer class.


Holy fucking what?




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