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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:46 am

WTF i know for a fact ppl are sitting on multiple offers to Seattle firms. I dont see what the point of this is I mean I understand if you are truly torn, but if you are just collecting them your really being a d-bag. Someone said o well im waiting to hear from the firm I really want-ok well if u have 4 offers choose the 1 of those 4 you want and cut the other 3 loose. You dont have to accept the other until you hear back from your top choice, but just hanging on to firms you know you wont accept at this point puts ppl in a tough spot.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:30 pm

Still radio silence?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:28 pm

anyone know of offers still pending? Do Seattle firms follow the 28 day/Nov 1 guideline? Particularly interested if ppl are still sitting on offers from K&L Shwabe Cozen itd be sweet to get out of the waiting pool

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:58 pm

Two people accepted Cozen offers. Not sure how many other offers are out, but can't be many. Personally did not do a CB there, but was told they take 2.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:04 pm

Not that this will necessarily help anyone this cycle, for posterity's sake--some info is personal, others was gleaned by observation.

This year:
2 UW students accepted at Perkins
1 UW at DWT (at least 1 other DWT offer went out to a UW student, but wasn't accepted) They usually have 1-2 UW students.
2 accepted at GSB
1 accepted (I know of at G&D)
K&L kept a couple of UW students until very recently on a WL, don't know if any UWers ultimately will be going there this year
Hillis had someone in very early for a callback after OCI, and then radio silence for a while

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:07 pm

Miller Nash apparently took 1, a T14 student.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Skool » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:36 am

Maybe a naive question, but if Seattle is extremely insular, does that insularity work against the "up or out" culture that dominates most law firms?

In other words, does the fact that there are so few summer associate/entry level positions in Seattle mean that those who land one get to stay for a longer time than they would in other markets?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:26 pm

Skool wrote:Maybe a naive question, but if Seattle is extremely insular, does that insularity work against the "up or out" culture that dominates most law firms?

In other words, does the fact that there are so few summer associate/entry level positions in Seattle mean that those who land one get to stay for a longer time than they would in other markets?


Just wrapped up a SA at a Seattle-headquartered firm and accepted a permanent offer (so first hand knowledge, but a tad biased towards my firm). I would say this is the case. NW firms have much lower leverage ratios than East Coast (or even California) big firms. Young associates are seen more as an investment than a short-term way to rack up billable hours (and for most matters NW firms lose their competitive advantage against bigger national firms if they were to throw a ton of doc review associates at a project).

So my feel was that there isn't really an up-or-out culture, or if there was (and if so it was well-hidden) it is substantially later than the the 3-4 year average at bigger firms.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:19 pm

Speaking of Seattle... any offers out already this year, and where?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:32 pm

Any experience out there regarding how difficult it is to lateral into Seattle from a biglaw firm in SF/LA?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:02 pm

Wondering if anyone can offer salary advice for Seattle firms. Say you are coming in after clerking for one or two years; what kind of salary can you reasonably expect from a Seattle-based firm? Thanks for any input.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:56 am

Anonymous User wrote:Wondering if anyone can offer salary advice for Seattle firms. Say you are coming in after clerking for one or two years; what kind of salary can you reasonably expect from a Seattle-based firm as a second or third year? Thanks for any input.


I'll bump this one more time. Any advice appreciated.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:08 pm

Any insight appreciated. If the desired employment goal is Seattle Big Law (and you have ties to the PNW), all else equal, is attending a T14 or UW the better choice?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:29 pm

Does Baker Hostetler take any 2L SA this summer?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:43 am

Does anyone have any insight into firm life at the biglaw satellites? I am looking at a couple of them and am curious.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:34 am

Trying to revive this thread:

I am looking at a couple of satellites in Seattle and was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what biglaw Seattle life is like.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:06 pm

Curious about the "combination lockstep & merit system" compensation after year 1 & bonuses if we have any SEA folks around. Much oblige.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:26 pm

Question for those in the know:

Current third year associate in CA biglaw. Strong grades at one of HYS, prior d. ct. clerkship.

My SO is likely going to be moved to Seattle for work in about 1-2 years. I would be a fourth or fifth year looking to make the jump. Apart from SO's job, neither of us have no ties to Seattle, other than some friends from college. Relocation would be likely to be permanent, so I'm trying to gauge now what chances I have at getting a firm or government gig in the area.

I mostly do lit and labor/employment work, and would have strong recs from my current firm, which doesn't have an outpost in the city.

Am I totally hosed, given how insular Seattle is? Should I be trying to lateral to a firm in my current market that has a Seattle office?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby DELG » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Question for those in the know:

Current third year associate in CA biglaw. Strong grades at one of HYS, prior d. ct. clerkship.

My SO is likely going to be moved to Seattle for work in about 1-2 years. I would be a fourth or fifth year looking to make the jump. Apart from SO's job, neither of us have no ties to Seattle, other than some friends from college. Relocation would be likely to be permanent, so I'm trying to gauge now what chances I have at getting a firm or government gig in the area.

I mostly do lit and labor/employment work, and would have strong recs from my current firm, which doesn't have an outpost in the city.

Am I totally hosed, given how insular Seattle is? Should I be trying to lateral to a firm in my current market that has a Seattle office?

Nope. It's a hot market and hiring.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:41 pm

Bumping the salary discussion: are we talking a secondary market 5-7k/yr increase here or is it something completely different? (re: NW-based firms--Perkins, DWT, Lane Powell)

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby SeattleStudent » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:52 pm

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby SeattleStudent » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any insight appreciated. If the desired employment goal is Seattle Big Law (and you have ties to the PNW), all else equal, is attending a T14 or UW the better choice?


I asked this here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=251513&p=8779958&hilit=uw+bust#p8779958

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:32 pm

CB from K&L and DWT today, if anyone wishes to track these things in here.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:16 am

Any impressions from K&L given their current troubles?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:44 am

To the K&L/DWT callback recipient, would you mind sharing which school you're from?




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