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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby tonidee » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:19 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone gotten an offer from mintz?


I had a callback with them 8 days ago and haven't heard anything :(



Not until after September 1st will offers be extended.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:29 pm

Any new offers?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:32 pm

I know of Choate and Ropes offers going out tonight.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:54 pm

Do you know what time?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:19 pm

God damn it.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:32 pm

Any movement?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any movement?


I was dinged from my on campus interview a few weeks ago at both Latham and Weil today, FWIW.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:57 pm

You heard back today for Latham? I heard back last week. But some people are still waiting to hear back from Latham. I know a bunch who got rejection emails in the last 10 days. It's all very confusing with them. Anyone waiting to hear back from Ropes, Skadden and Latham still?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:14 pm

Waiting on Skadden. Choate too.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:32 pm

Heard back from Ropes, Bingham, S&C, waiting on Latham. Anyone else on Latham?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:27 pm

Anything from Saul Ewing?

Also outside of Boston - Stradling newport beach, Seward dc, Harter rochester?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:14 pm

Seems like offers are going out slow

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:47 pm

Tuesday Ropes callback people - any word either way yet?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:59 am

anyone know what the timeline is supposed to be like for Sullivan & Worcester offers?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone know what the timeline is supposed to be like for Sullivan & Worcester offers?


I was told the hiring committee was meeting early this upcoming week

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:09 pm

Anyone heard from Bingham Boston?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:05 am

What's the general perception re Skadden boston? I know they only do M&A. If that's what I want to do would it be crazy to go there over big three firms? I've liked the people I've met with a lot.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:What's the general perception re Skadden boston? I know they only do M&A. If that's what I want to do would it be crazy to go there over big three firms? I've liked the people I've met with a lot.


Work wise, I don't think it's necessarily crazy. Skadden Boston is a great firm for what it does, which as you've pointed out, is mostly M&A. That said, I've heard very few positive things from people who have worked in Skadden's Boston office.

Maybe take that with a grain of salt, because every large law firm is going to have it's people who think the firm is a terrible place to work.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby JusticeHarlan » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:27 am

Anonymous User wrote:What's the general perception re Skadden boston? I know they only do M&A. If that's what I want to do would it be crazy to go there over big three firms? I've liked the people I've met with a lot.

I had a friend trying to make that decisions a couple summers ago (summer 2012) and went with his big three offer because Skadden's offer rate for the summer before had been something like 3/5. That's a few years in the past and I don't remember the exact numbers, but RG/GP/WH are gonna be pretty much 100% rates. NALP had Skadden at 4/4 for summer 2012, for what it's worth, so maybe that other year (2011) was an outlier.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:43 am

hmmm. that's a little scary. is that the kind of thing I could ask about if I received an offer?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:01 am

Anonymous User wrote:What's the general perception re Skadden boston? I know they only do M&A. If that's what I want to do would it be crazy to go there over big three firms? I've liked the people I've met with a lot.


Just to be clear, Skadden Boston doesn't only do M&A--they have a legit and well regarded litigation group. If you meant that they only do M&A on the corporate side, that's pretty much true. They have very small groups in Investment Management and Executive Compensation/Benefits, but you can't count on those groups to be hiring in any given year.

I have also heard bad things about the work environment.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby JusticeHarlan » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:hmmm. that's a little scary. is that the kind of thing I could ask about if I received an offer?

I think that's fair to ask on a follow-up visit or something once you already have an offer.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:06 pm

Yah. I meant on the corporate side. I'm trying to figure out whether these bad work environment stories are just tls echo chamber. As I said, everyone I met had been pretty friendly and positive.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What's the general perception re Skadden boston? I know they only do M&A. If that's what I want to do would it be crazy to go there over big three firms? I've liked the people I've met with a lot.


Just to be clear, Skadden Boston doesn't only do M&A--they have a legit and well regarded litigation group. If you meant that they only do M&A on the corporate side, that's pretty much true. They have very small groups in Investment Management and Executive Compensation/Benefits, but you can't count on those groups to be hiring in any given year.

I have also heard bad things about the work environment.


Skadden Boston will grind your ass out faster than other Boston firms. You'll be working 9AM - midnight (or later) regularly, not 9-6 or 7 with the occasional late night.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:32 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What's the general perception re Skadden boston? I know they only do M&A. If that's what I want to do would it be crazy to go there over big three firms? I've liked the people I've met with a lot.


Just to be clear, Skadden Boston doesn't only do M&A--they have a legit and well regarded litigation group. If you meant that they only do M&A on the corporate side, that's pretty much true. They have very small groups in Investment Management and Executive Compensation/Benefits, but you can't count on those groups to be hiring in any given year.

I have also heard bad things about the work environment.


Skadden Boston will grind your ass out faster than other Boston firms. You'll be working 9AM - midnight (or later) regularly, not 9-6 or 7 with the occasional late night.


Is this from personal experience? True on lit and corp sides?




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