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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:11 pm

I have not heard anything cozen is my top choice and I know they didn't call back many so it should be a short waitlist.

had a couple callbacks already, another one this week and next week, but no offers yet. It looks like ppl were still hearing back in this thread in October last year

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:13 pm

Any movement from Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any movement from Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson?


I heard they did some call-backs end of last week. Locals.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:45 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:For those with or who know of, did Perkins send call-back invites via email?


My call-back was via a phone call.


I got an email (I'm not at UW/SU).

Any word on any post-callback either rejections or offers from PC?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have interviews lined up with the AG's office?


I applied for the preferred pool last year and they didn't schedule my interview until a bit into October. Don't worry about it yet.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:53 pm

Post CB ding letter today from Cozen.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:... And the market is very limited in terms of opportunities (in-house, lateral, whatever) to live out a full legal life-span.


Mind elaborating on this a little? Seattle has a pretty vibrant startup culture and a number of fortune 500 companies with huge in-house legal departments which make for plenty of exit options. And though the market rate is lower here than larger markets (125-ish for first year associates rather than 160), it seems the prospect of becoming partner are better and that partners tend to do quite well.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby danquayle » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:06 am

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Anonymous User wrote:... And the market is very limited in terms of opportunities (in-house, lateral, whatever) to live out a full legal life-span.


Mind elaborating on this a little? Seattle has a pretty vibrant startup culture and a number of fortune 500 companies with huge in-house legal departments which make for plenty of exit options. And though the market rate is lower here than larger markets (125-ish for first year associates rather than 160), it seems the prospect of becoming partner are better and that partners tend to do quite well.


I don't know much about the Seattle market, but I can contribute that Seattle companies (eg, Amazon/Microsoft) always seems to have to bring in new hires from outside of Seattle to satisfy their in house needs. I've been solicited a few times from Chicago. Amazon actually sets up shop here and interviews a bunch of people intending to like hire 5-10. I've never seen companies located anywhere else do anything like that, and I assume it relates to lack of appropriate skill in Seattle owing to a small market for lawyers.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:59 am

danquayle wrote:
I don't know much about the Seattle market, but I can contribute that Seattle companies (eg, Amazon/Microsoft) always seems to have to bring in new hires from outside of Seattle to satisfy their in house needs. I've been solicited a few times from Chicago. Amazon actually sets up shop here and interviews a bunch of people intending to like hire 5-10. I've never seen companies located anywhere else do anything like that, and I assume it relates to lack of appropriate skill in Seattle owing to a small market for lawyers.


Thanks for the response. You're certainly correct that Seattle's F500 companies solicit talent nationwide (and worldwide). Seattle isn't a big enough legal market to produce anywhere near the quantity of good lawyers Seattle companies need for their in-house departments. That being said, though, it is not uncommon for Seattle lawyers to end up at Microsoft/Amazon etc.

I guess I'm just curious what opportunities are more readily available in other markets than in Seattle, as the initial comment implied.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:16 pm

email ding at Oles. Local student.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:42 am

any word on schwabe

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:32 pm

PC rejection via phone call. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:PC rejection via phone call. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.


how long ago was your call back

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:50 pm

On Monday... Post call back dings from Cozen, G&D (letter), and phone call offer from mid-size. It was understood I was looking for a split, for what that is worth.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:51 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:PC rejection via phone call. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.


how long ago was your call back


Three weeks. I should never have gone to law school.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:46 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:PC rejection via phone call. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.


how long ago was your call back


Three weeks. I should never have gone to law school.


I am starting to feel the same way it has been a rough OCI

For those of you with the Cozen rejections did they come via snail mail, email, or call. I saw someone got an offer a while back has anyone else heard anything from them/did those offers get accepted?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:On Monday... Post call back dings from Cozen, G&D (letter), and phone call offer from mid-size. It was understood I was looking for a split, for what that is worth.


Congrats on the offer...I got 2 rejection letters from G&D musta really not liked me

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:52 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:PC rejection via phone call. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.


how long ago was your call back


Three weeks. I should never have gone to law school.


I am starting to feel the same way it has been a rough OCI

For those of you with the Cozen rejections did they come via snail mail, email, or call. I saw someone got an offer a while back has anyone else heard anything from them/did those offers get accepted?

My Cozen ding was snail mail.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:57 pm

lane powel mail ding

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:33 pm

Thoughts on PC/DWT vs. CA/techie firms? Corporate/Transactional.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thoughts on PC/DWT vs. CA/techie firms? Corporate/Transactional.


If your talking about satellite offices for CA/techie firms in Seattle, I think they pay more to start, but I think there are probably better exit options from PC/DWT if you want to stay in Seattle.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:14 am

Anonymous User wrote:Thoughts on PC/DWT vs. CA/techie firms? Corporate/Transactional.


I would take PC/DWT. Better exit options and client base IMO. Working at firm HQ is also a benefit.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:30 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Thoughts on PC/DWT vs. CA/techie firms? Corporate/Transactional.


I would take PC/DWT. Better exit options and client base IMO. Working at firm HQ is also a benefit.


I agree with above poster. Also, DWT (and to a lesser extent PC) will offer you a better work/life balance. The techies pay you 160 but they work you like they're paying you 160. DWT, on the other hand, has quite reasonable billable and work expectations. And PC can as well, although it depends on the group you're with (I'm not certain what the corporate/transactional group's expectations are like).

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:58 pm

PC ding via email

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:PC ding via email



Sorry to hear that. Did you do call-backs with them?

Does anyone know when they call to ding, as opposed to emailing like the poster above?




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