V10 Associate Taking Questions

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:14 pm

Free for an hour or so, then grabbing a beer. Available to answer questions if you have any.

User avatar
fatduck
Posts: 4186
Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:16 pm

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby fatduck » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:16 pm

how's Latham?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:17 pm

Knew that was coming. And thank god no I'm not at Latham,

User avatar
Rock
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:28 pm

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Rock » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:24 pm

Hours/week?
Family?
Enjoy your work?

User avatar
sundance95
Posts: 2123
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:44 pm

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby sundance95 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:29 pm

Practice area?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:33 pm

Do you feel that you actually have better "exit opportunities" than friends at say V20 or V40 firms? If so, could you try to elaborate on these differences?
Last edited by Anonymous User on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.

JusticeJackson
Posts: 454
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:26 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby JusticeJackson » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:33 pm

.
Last edited by JusticeJackson on Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
20130312
Posts: 3842
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:53 pm

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby 20130312 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:34 pm

School? Class rank?

WODKilla123
Posts: 62
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:57 pm

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby WODKilla123 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:36 pm

How often do you go out and grab drinks? Are your coworkers social? Do you make time to workout?

User avatar
Cade McNown
Posts: 550
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:54 pm

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Cade McNown » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:42 pm

WODKilla123 wrote:Do you make time to workout?

What do you bench?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:43 pm

Rock wrote:Hours/week?
Family?
Enjoy your work?


Around 60-70 billed.

No.


Yes.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:43 pm

sundance95 wrote:Practice area?


Corp

ajaxconstructions
Posts: 248
Joined: Thu May 10, 2012 12:24 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby ajaxconstructions » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:43 pm

NYC?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do you feel that you actually have better "exit opportunities" than friends at say V20 or V40 firms? If so, could you try to elaborate on these differences?


Yes.

Just based on the clients we keep and the name recognition of the firm. Also, the notion that I can lateral into partnership at a less prestigious firm is very much alive as I get more senior.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:46 pm

JusticeJackson wrote:NYC? DC? SF?

NYC

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:46 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:School? Class rank?


Top ten,top third.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:46 pm

Median-ish at #7, when, do I start. . .or do I need to place a pizza delivery thingy on my roof?
Last edited by Anonymous User on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:47 pm

WODKilla123 wrote:How often do you go out and grab drinks? Are your coworkers social? Do you make time to workout?


About once a week. Sociability varies from associate to associate, but it's easy to find social associates if you want to socialize. No.

User avatar
20130312
Posts: 3842
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:53 pm

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby 20130312 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Do you feel that you actually have better "exit opportunities" than friends at say V20 or V40 firms? If so, could you try to elaborate on these differences?


Yes.

Just based on the clients we keep and the name recognition of the firm. Also, the notion that I can lateral into partnership at a less prestigious firm is very much alive as I get more senior.



How many years have you been with the firm? What do you actually enjoy about the work?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Median-ish at T-14, when, do I start. . .or do I need to place a pizza delivery thingy on my roof?


Aim for mediocre firms with large class sizes.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:51 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Do you feel that you actually have better "exit opportunities" than friends at say V20 or V40 firms? If so, could you try to elaborate on these differences?


Yes.

Just based on the clients we keep and the name recognition of the firm. Also, the notion that I can lateral into partnership at a less prestigious firm is very much alive as I get more senior.



How many years have you been with the firm? What do you actually enjoy about the work?


Won't answer first question. Second Q:
Dealing with people
Writing out contracts
Headline and real world impacts of deals we do

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Do you feel that you actually have better "exit opportunities" than friends at say V20 or V40 firms? If so, could you try to elaborate on these differences?


Yes.

Just based on the clients we keep and the name recognition of the firm. Also, the notion that I can lateral into partnership at a less prestigious firm is very much alive as I get more senior.


What makes you think you can do this so easily? And so if a V40 firm has desirable clients then you would say it's not that big of a dropoff?

User avatar
AlanShore
Posts: 1505
Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:21 pm

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby AlanShore » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:38 pm

Are you trying to make partner? If you're billing 60-70 hours/week, is that typical/average or above/below average? Is there pressure to bill that amount or higher?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:44 pm

AlanShore wrote:Are you trying to make partner? If you're billing 60-70 hours/week, is that typical/average or above/below average? Is there pressure to bill that amount or higher?


Don't know. It's about average, but theres so much work to go around that there is a little pressure to bill more.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273331
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: V10 Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:46 pm

If you're billing 60-70 hrs a week, about how many hours are you working/in the office? In other words: what's your typical work week like?




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.