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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Contrary to OPs claim, K&E sent a Starbucks card for finals and said a holiday gift would be arriving shortly after the New Year. They also sent chocolate covered pretzels early in the semester (I think for all those who received an offer).


Some guy in our class posted a picture of his K&E pretzels on FB after getting them.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:56 am

S&C sent out a holiday gift basket

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:04 pm

I'm just a 2L, and so far I've gotten a Starbucks gift card from Ropes.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby de5igual » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:40 pm

bk1 wrote:I hate law students.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby wcarlwilson » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:05 pm

For those that received something did you send a thank you?

I am a 2L with an up coming summer. I received a card stating a charitable gift had been made in my name. I don't know how much, but the charity is a major charity and board in the city. However, the gift and card game from the chairman of the local office and not necessarily the firm itself. Don't know if something will come from the firm, but my question would still stand--did you send a thank you?

I was thinking about sending an email to the chairman (we've already broken the email ice) and just thanking him for the thoughtful gesture, hope that its is put to good use and wish him happy holidays.

If you got something from the firm who did you send your thank you?

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:09 pm

Cookie and gift card from Latham.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:30 pm

Same from Latham. 1 cookie and a card. Really guys? You were awesome all summer long and everyone there seems genuinely cool. I'd rather them send nothing I think. When I'm a 3-4th year, I'm going to send scotch/wine/cigars to my favorite summer associates.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:30 pm

wcarlwilson wrote:For those that received something did you send a thank you?

I am a 2L with an up coming summer. I received a card stating a charitable gift had been made in my name. I don't know how much, but the charity is a major charity and board in the city. However, the gift and card game from the chairman of the local office and not necessarily the firm itself. Don't know if something will come from the firm, but my question would still stand--did you send a thank you?

I was thinking about sending an email to the chairman (we've already broken the email ice) and just thanking him for the thoughtful gesture, hope that its is put to good use and wish him happy holidays.

If you got something from the firm who did you send your thank you?


I'm the Ropes 2L above. Since I just got an e-gift certificate, I just sent a really quick thank you email to the recruiting person who sent me the message.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:54 pm

Other latham folks thank you or no?

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:25 pm

PW sent hot chocolate sticks and marshmellows from Dean & DeLuca.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:42 pm

I wasn't going to send a thank you, but I received something a bit more expensive than most things in this thread (except maybe the Weil fleece jacket). Smaller firm so don't want to out myself, but still BigLaw w/decent sized SA class. Is an e-mail in order?

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:25 pm

Milbank sent over a reusable cup/thermos thing (with a straw) and a couple packets of hot chocolate.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:38 pm

Shearman sent a nice travel bag, complete with insignia, and a card.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:31 am

K&L Gates - tumbler and Starbucks gift card

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:53 am

Willkie sent pretzels.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Contrary to OPs claim, K&E sent a Starbucks card for finals and said a holiday gift would be arriving shortly after the New Year. They also sent chocolate covered pretzels early in the semester (I think for all those who received an offer).


This is not true, at least not for the Chicago office. The Starbucks card was not for finals. It was in exchange for filling out their OCI survey, which I assume means everyone who interviewed with them (or maybe got a callback) got once. I also haven't gotten any pretzels.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby bk1 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:26 pm

I don't think I can go on living if someone doesn't publicly tell me what K&E sent, who they sent it to, and why they sent it. Such a cruel, cruel world we live in.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:52 pm

eh, i'd want to know if a firm didn't have their shit together enough to keep track of all the summer associates they're supposed to send stuff to.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:05 pm

Damn now I regret not taking them DPW, Skadden, and JD offers.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby hasmith » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:59 pm

K.I.S. makes a donation to the human fund

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:26 pm

Schulte sent my friend a Kindle.....WTF?!

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Cookie and gift card from Latham.


Shouldn't Latham be sending lube? You're going to need it if you accept their offer.

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:57 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Cookie and gift card from Latham.


Shouldn't Latham be sending lube? You're going to need it if you accept their offer.

Seriously, why smart people who presumably have other options accept a Latham offer is beyond me.


Would you recommend a lower v100 over Latham?

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Re: Exam Period/Holiday gifts from Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Cookie and gift card from Latham.


Shouldn't Latham be sending lube? You're going to need it if you accept their offer.

Seriously, why smart people who presumably have other options accept a Latham offer is beyond me.


Would you recommend a lower v100 over Latham?


I would recommend any market paying gig over Latham. Boom-bust is integral to their business model. If the economy goes to shit again, there goes half your class. And I doubt anyone is confident enough about the economy to make that worth it.

How quickly they forget.




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