Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I graduated from Penn last month and am working at a big Philly firm after the bar. I had a similar OCI strategy to you.
Here are some observations and tips:
Put Schander higher. They are pretty highly regarded and had a full slot. Unless you don't want lit.
Saul is still 110. But I wouldn't make too much of a big deal out of that -- you are really trying to predict your salary in fall 2014, not next summer. A lot can change. Your firm could Dewey, or it could land some big new case or client and make it rain on the associates.
Drop other Morgan and Dechert offices except London. I think London is different enough to keep.
You will see the same 20-25 names on every Philly firm list, including a lot of transfers. But Dechert and Morgan seemed to get a few more NYC people even for their Philly office.
I don't see any Wilmington firms. Good. If you don't have Delaware ties, don't bother. Is CPP still telling Philly folks to bid on Wilmington?
If there's anything that can move down its Pepper. 80 slots non-NY! Also be aware of their new interview format.
Archer and Greiner doesn't seem to like Penn students and wants strong South Jersey ties. Consider putting them lower to get another NY slot.
Thanks for the advice! And any reason why Schnader is so highly regarded?
Poster you're quoting here. I think they are highly regarded because they are a go-to trial firm. If you want lit and insight into the trial process they are one of the best. If you are not sure what you want, look for a firm that is more flexible/diversified.
I'd be happy to help you or anyone else with any Philly market questions. Anything that takes me away from bar study
Are Conrad O'brien and Kline and specter interviewing this year? If so I wouldn't bother. They rarely actually hire someone.
Conrad is, but I don't think Kline is.
And which Philly firm is the most "Mad Men-esque" haha. I think I'll just put all of my eggs and Bourbon in their basket.
Also, are there any Philly firms that you recommend avoiding for whatever reason?