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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:07 am

anyone still without offers?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:anyone still without offers?


Rejected at Drinker post cb, but received a SA offer at a V100 firm in Manhattan that has an offer rate of 100% at the end of the summer.
Is a V100 offer better than an offer from a regional firm? In terms of being able to move up to partner?
I would have considered an offer at Drinker but it just didn't happen.
I can console myself with the fact that the pay is a lot higher in Manhattan. But does much more work /billable hours come with the higher pay, or not necessarily?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:anyone still without offers?


I finally secured two offers (1 V100 and 1 lit boutique) over the last week. I targeted secondary markets, and, while it is common knowledge that many firms in secondary markets move slower than NY firms, I cannot stress this fact enough to those still waiting or to the folks that will have to go through this next year. In fact, I received 2-3 CBs just in the last week from firms that I contacted in early August.

To those still waiting to hear from secondary markets or to those neurotic 1Ls or 0Ls reading this thread, don't compare your timeline or results to your friends who targeted NYC. You will unnecessarily freak yourself out.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:49 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Seems like things have calmed down in the last two weeks. Is that because there were a surge of offers recently? Everybody happy?

Out of curiosity, did anyone contact Harrington (I believe they are an all-female Philly litigation firm)?


I've had a few happenings that I've forgotten to update--Crowell & Moring CB/offer (DC), Foley and Lardner CB/no decision (NYC)


anyone interview for crowell NY? if so, time frame from cb--> offer?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:anyone still without offers?


I finally secured two offers (1 V100 and 1 lit boutique) over the last week. I targeted secondary markets, and, while it is common knowledge that many firms in secondary markets move slower than NY firms, I cannot stress this fact enough to those still waiting or to the folks that will have to go through this next year. In fact, I received 2-3 CBs just in the last week from firms that I contacted in early August.

To those still waiting to hear from secondary markets or to those neurotic 1Ls or 0Ls reading this thread, don't compare your timeline or results to your friends who targeted NYC. You will unnecessarily freak yourself out.


What is meant by a boutique firm? Can a boutique firm be V100?
Can anyone explain?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:31 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:anyone still without offers?


I finally secured two offers (1 V100 and 1 lit boutique) over the last week. I targeted secondary markets, and, while it is common knowledge that many firms in secondary markets move slower than NY firms, I cannot stress this fact enough to those still waiting or to the folks that will have to go through this next year. In fact, I received 2-3 CBs just in the last week from firms that I contacted in early August.

To those still waiting to hear from secondary markets or to those neurotic 1Ls or 0Ls reading this thread, don't compare your timeline or results to your friends who targeted NYC. You will unnecessarily freak yourself out.


is there still hope in mass mailing secondary markets right now?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:10 pm

How many here accepted Philly offers?

From this thread it seems that most people here accepted NYC offers. No idea on “accepts” for DC.

Overall, it appears ’12 was better-than-expected.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:40 pm

I only know one person who has received and accepted in DC -- although I am sure there are many more out there. New York definitely seems to have been the kindest to everyone (surprise, surprise), but there seem to have been a lot that headed to CA as well (probably b/c there are so many Berkeley people in this class).

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:20 pm

Goodwin said at their offer dinner that they are done with callbacks. Anyone here been (or scheduled to be) to an offer dinner/party?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:45 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:anyone still without offers?


I finally secured two offers (1 V100 and 1 lit boutique) over the last week. I targeted secondary markets, and, while it is common knowledge that many firms in secondary markets move slower than NY firms, I cannot stress this fact enough to those still waiting or to the folks that will have to go through this next year. In fact, I received 2-3 CBs just in the last week from firms that I contacted in early August.

To those still waiting to hear from secondary markets or to those neurotic 1Ls or 0Ls reading this thread, don't compare your timeline or results to your friends who targeted NYC. You will unnecessarily freak yourself out.


is there still hope in mass mailing secondary markets right now?


Yes. I know that CBs are still going out from firms in NJ, DE, PA (non-Philly), and the Midwest. I also received a screener not too long ago (about 2-3 weeks ago) from a DC firm. Some firms are just beginning the recruiting process.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:Yes. I know that CBs are still going out from firms in NJ, DE, PA (non-Philly), and the Midwest.

R U suggesting Philly is done? Including Pepper?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:10 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Yes. I know that CBs are still going out from firms in NJ, DE, PA (non-Philly), and the Midwest.

R U suggesting Philly is done? Including Pepper?


Not at all. I think some Philly firms are still doing CBs.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:22 pm

Anyone hear anything from Boies screener or CB?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear anything from Boies screener or CB?


They've given out at least a couple of offers to Penn students.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:33 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Katten NY offer.


when was ur CB?


Early last week.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:35 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Seems like things have calmed down in the last two weeks. Is that because there were a surge of offers recently? Everybody happy?

Out of curiosity, did anyone contact Harrington (I believe they are an all-female Philly litigation firm)?


I've had a few happenings that I've forgotten to update--Crowell & Moring CB/offer (DC), Foley and Lardner CB/no decision (NYC)


Have you heard anything from Foley? I'm waiting for a decision from their Chicago office. Thinking about giving them a call tomorrow.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Seems like things have calmed down in the last two weeks. Is that because there were a surge of offers recently? Everybody happy?

Out of curiosity, did anyone contact Harrington (I believe they are an all-female Philly litigation firm)?


I've had a few happenings that I've forgotten to update--Crowell & Moring CB/offer (DC), Foley and Lardner CB/no decision (NYC)


Have you heard anything from Foley? I'm waiting for a decision from their Chicago office. Thinking about giving them a call tomorrow.


Actually haven't had my callback yet. In general though, I'm leaving employers alone unless I have a deadline coming up. I think unless you're dealing with a boutique or a slightly unusual market (read: like New Orleans or Denver or something, not a Chicago or Boston), it's a pretty standard process and they haven't forgotten about anyone.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:10 pm

Perhaps this is colossally bad advice, I phoned every firm I had completed a callback and asked about my status since I had just received an offer. Just so you know, every firm asked me which firm made me the offer. . .I never hesitated to provide the answer. There was never an instance where a firm seemed aggravated that I was pushing them for an update.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:29 pm

Does Proskauer ding via email or snail mail?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does Proskauer ding via email or snail mail?


According to the Proskauer thread, via email.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:47 pm

Delaware?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:09 pm

I struck out for NYC/DC. 2 Philly offers (I am thankful). Most of my friends accepted Philly or Delaware offers. Hard to discuss offers in a group since there are a couple especially qualified friends still hoping for the best. I assume offers are still coming in, correct?

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby r6_philly » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I struck out for NYC/DC. 2 Philly offers (I am thankful). Most of my friends accepted Philly or Delaware offers. Hard to discuss offers in a group since there are a couple especially qualified friends still hoping for the best. I assume offers are still coming in, correct?


Yes, I received cbs and offers this past week. Congrats on Philly offers. I did limited interviewing for Philly and Delaware and did not receive any local offers. I am glad that Philly/DE has been nicer to others who want to stay. Honestly I think this is only slightly into the second half of OCI, so more people will receive offers in the coming weeks.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:35 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I struck out for NYC/DC. 2 Philly offers (I am thankful). Most of my friends accepted Philly or Delaware offers. Hard to discuss offers in a group since there are a couple especially qualified friends still hoping for the best. I assume offers are still coming in, correct?


Yes, I received cbs and offers this past week. Congrats on Philly offers. I did limited interviewing for Philly and Delaware and did not receive any local offers. I am glad that Philly/DE has been nicer to others who want to stay. Honestly I think this is only slightly into the second half of OCI, so more people will receive offers in the coming weeks.


So where were your offers? in NYC? I also struck out in Philly and NJ, but received an offer at my first choice firm in nyc. So, I'm thrilled. You would think the firm paying the highest salaries in nyc would be much more selective than Philly, but it does not appear to be this way.

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Re: 2012 Penn OCI Thread

Postby PennBull » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:45 pm

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r6_philly wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I struck out for NYC/DC. 2 Philly offers (I am thankful). Most of my friends accepted Philly or Delaware offers. Hard to discuss offers in a group since there are a couple especially qualified friends still hoping for the best. I assume offers are still coming in, correct?


Yes, I received cbs and offers this past week. Congrats on Philly offers. I did limited interviewing for Philly and Delaware and did not receive any local offers. I am glad that Philly/DE has been nicer to others who want to stay. Honestly I think this is only slightly into the second half of OCI, so more people will receive offers in the coming weeks.


So where were your offers? in NYC? I also struck out in Philly and NJ, but received an offer at my first choice firm in nyc. So, I'm thrilled. You would think the firm paying the highest salaries in nyc would be much more selective than Philly, but it does not appear to be this way.


NYC has much larger class sizes, so it's not as competitive. Philly is also looking for people who truly want to be in Philly, not people who are there clearly as a backup plan. Not many people are going to question why someone wants to work in NYC, and even if they did ask, a half assed answer suffices. And 145k in Philly is worth more than 160k in NYC when you factor in cost of living.

So no, one wouldn't expect NYC to be more selective because they pay 15k more. Philly is historically a tough market.




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