Anonymous User wrote:I offhandedly compared an aspect of a V15 firm's litigation department to Quinn Emanuel during a callback interview with a partner. He yelled "THAT'S THE BIGGEST INSULT YOU COULD HAVE POSSIBLY GIVEN ME. HOW DARE YOU COMPARE US TO QUINN EMANUEL." He spent about ten more minutes on how awful Quinn is and why. Didn't get an offer even though every other interview (and even the non-Quinn part of that interview) was great.
I had something similar happen in my first screener interview.
>Interviewing with a midsize but well regarded non-Vault local firm
Hiring Partner: "what attracts you to our firm versus other types of firms?"
Me: "I like that you firm has a better reputation in appellate litigation than [top market firm]."
Hiring Partner: "I don't want to be compared to that firm, and I don't like the implication that they are better than us in non-appellate litigation. [Rants for 5 minutes about much better his firm is vs. top market firm] "
Me: "Okay." (what I wish I'd said- "I've also heard that your firm is full of humble, non-pretentious, and down-to-earth people").
Still received a callback but declined it, as I already had a better offer.