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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What's the base salary for a first year associate at Day Pitney?


NJ office is $130,000

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:32 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What's the base salary for a first year associate at Day Pitney?


NJ office is $130,000

Thanks. Can anybody that had a callback there tell me anything about the vibe/feel of the office or the strength of their corporate practice group?

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:36 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What's the base salary for a first year associate at Day Pitney?


NJ office is $130,000

Thanks. Can anybody that had a callback there tell me anything about the vibe/feel of the office or the strength of their corporate practice group?


Corp group is really small. More litagators in the office. People I met also said that corp. had been pretty slow, but they had recently began to see a slight uptick in work. I know of the latest class that started maybe one person was assigned to the corp group. So it seems that even if that's your preference you may not be assigned to that group.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:52 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What's the base salary for a first year associate at Day Pitney?


NJ office is $130,000

Thanks. Can anybody that had a callback there tell me anything about the vibe/feel of the office or the strength of their corporate practice group?


Corp group is really small. More litagators in the office. People I met also said that corp. had been pretty slow, but they had recently began to see a slight uptick in work. I know of the latest class that started maybe one person was assigned to the corp group. So it seems that even if that's your preference you may not be assigned to that group.

Good to know. Thanks.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:39 am

Ding from Riker post callback today via email. Jersey school, 3.5-7 range gpa, LR, WE, URM. 10 screeners through OCI. 4 callbacks in total. Waiting on results from two outstanding callbacks, but it appears I may strike out. Started mass mailing at the end of july, maybe 50-75 firms, nothing out of that. I knew the economy was rough, but I had no idrea it would be this bad.
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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby keg411 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:13 am

Anonymous User wrote:Ding from Riker post callback today via email. Jersey school, 3.5-7 range gpa, LR, WE, URM. 10 screeners through OCI. 4 callbacks in total. Waiting on results from two outstanding callbacks, but it appears I may strike out. Started mass mailing at the end of july, maybe 50-75 firms, nothing out of that. I knew the economy was rough, but I had no idrea it would be this bad.
:(


No offense, but 3.5-3.7 from a NJ school is very very borderline for BigLaw. I don't think there's a single NJ school where below a 3.7 is top 10%, and you need to be at least 10%. You should be happy you got 4 CB's.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:07 pm

keg411 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Ding from Riker post callback today via email. Jersey school, 3.5-7 range gpa, LR, WE, URM. 10 screeners through OCI. 4 callbacks in total. Waiting on results from two outstanding callbacks, but it appears I may strike out. Started mass mailing at the end of july, maybe 50-75 firms, nothing out of that. I knew the economy was rough, but I had no idrea it would be this bad.
:(


No offense, but 3.5-3.7 from a NJ school is very very borderline for BigLaw. I don't think there's a single NJ school where below a 3.7 is top 10%, and you need to be at least 10%. You should be happy you got 4 CB's.


None taken. Riker is biglaw???? I am talking about NJ Midlaw firms mostly. I only had one NYC V25 callback and I knew that was a long shot. BTW my gpa but me at about 15% or so, so I knew my chances were slim to begin with.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby keg411 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Ding from Riker post callback today via email. Jersey school, 3.5-7 range gpa, LR, WE, URM. 10 screeners through OCI. 4 callbacks in total. Waiting on results from two outstanding callbacks, but it appears I may strike out. Started mass mailing at the end of july, maybe 50-75 firms, nothing out of that. I knew the economy was rough, but I had no idrea it would be this bad.
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No offense, but 3.5-3.7 from a NJ school is very very borderline for BigLaw. I don't think there's a single NJ school where below a 3.7 is top 10%, and you need to be at least 10%. You should be happy you got 4 CB's.


None taken. Riker is biglaw???? I am talking about NJ Midlaw firms mostly. I only had one NYC V25 callback and I knew that was a long shot. BTW my gpa but me at about 15% or so, so I knew my chances were slim to begin with.


It's splitting hairs to say "BigLaw" vs. "MidLaw", but either way, it's the type of firm that is probably looking for more top 10% than top 15% at SHU/RU. But you should definitely keep looking outside of OCI. Have you done any mailings to other NJ firms outside of OCI? Have you been able to make connections with any NJ attorneys? Because I don't think you're totally SOL in terms of a midsized firm job, considering you're getting CB's above your grade range.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:42 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Ding from Riker post callback today via email. Jersey school, 3.5-7 range gpa, LR, WE, URM. 10 screeners through OCI. 4 callbacks in total. Waiting on results from two outstanding callbacks, but it appears I may strike out. Started mass mailing at the end of july, maybe 50-75 firms, nothing out of that. I knew the economy was rough, but I had no idrea it would be this bad.
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No offense, but 3.5-3.7 from a NJ school is very very borderline for BigLaw. I don't think there's a single NJ school where below a 3.7 is top 10%, and you need to be at least 10%. You should be happy you got 4 CB's.


None taken. Riker is biglaw???? I am talking about NJ Midlaw firms mostly. I only had one NYC V25 callback and I knew that was a long shot. BTW my gpa but me at about 15% or so, so I knew my chances were slim to begin with.


It's splitting hairs to say "BigLaw" vs. "MidLaw", but either way, it's the type of firm that is probably looking for more top 10% than top 15% at SHU/RU. But you should definitely keep looking outside of OCI. Have you done any mailings to other NJ firms outside of OCI? Have you been able to make connections with any NJ attorneys? Because I don't think you're totally SOL in terms of a midsized firm job, considering you're getting CB's above your grade range.


For mass mail I mainly focused on NY/PA because I thought most of the nj firms came through OCI. I'll try reaching out to the ones that didn't come. Thanks for the advice.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby keg411 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For mass mail I mainly focused on NY/PA because I thought most of the nj firms came through OCI. I'll try reaching out to the ones that didn't come. Thanks for the advice.


Also, consider trying Martindale for mailing smaller and mid-sized firms and not just NALP. I've seen a few of the NJ OCI lists (at least last year) and they definitely leave out a ton of firms. They also usually have a "top firms in NJ" list in one of the editions of the NJ Law Journal -- see if your Career Services has a copy.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:00 pm

Anybody know Lindabury salary?

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anybody know Lindabury salary?


not 100% sure but I believe they are in the $70-90k range.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:22 am

Still no NJ offers???

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:49 am

Anyone have an update on Cole Schotz (Wilmington)? Is their compensation in the +$130K range?

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:55 am

They will make their first round decisions on October 10, when their hiring committee meets. You won't hear before then. Their starting salary is 120K.

As to the guy who struck out at Riker, your "near top 10%" isn't anything special coming from a NJ school. These firms in Jersey are "big law" if we're referring to the NJ market, and they try to act high and mighty as if they're from NY. This translates to excessive criteria standards that this shitty economy has contributed to boosting.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:30 am

Any idea how many CBs Cole Schotz gave out? Sounds like they issued a ton of them in consideration for only a few SA slots. :|

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:37 am

anyone heard of "Genova, Burns Giantomasi & Webster"? looks like mid-law from their website but no other info about it.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone heard of "Genova, Burns Giantomasi & Webster"? looks like mid-law from their website but no other info about it.


Size wise they may be considered mid-law, but the type of work they do is more like a small law firm. They came to the late session of OCI this year at Rutgers. They seem to be growing. One of the partners (Webster) used to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers I believe.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:56 pm

For those who had a CB with Bressler. Any word?

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby 20130312 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone heard of "Genova, Burns Giantomasi & Webster"? looks like mid-law from their website but no other info about it.

They represent President Obama in NJ.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:52 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:anyone heard of "Genova, Burns Giantomasi & Webster"? looks like mid-law from their website but no other info about it.


Size wise they may be considered mid-law, but the type of work they do is more like a small law firm. They came to the late session of OCI this year at Rutgers. They seem to be growing. One of the partners (Webster) used to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers I believe.


so like, divorces and private bankruptcies? anyone have any clue about starting salary?

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:They will make their first round decisions on October 10, when their hiring committee meets. You won't hear before then. Their starting salary is 120K.

As to the guy who struck out at Riker, your "near top 10%" isn't anything special coming from a NJ school. These firms in Jersey are "big law" if we're referring to the NJ market, and they try to act high and mighty as if they're from NY. This translates to excessive criteria standards that this shitty economy has contributed to boosting.


Can someone who had a CB w/ Cole SChotz please tell me what the interview was generally like? They don't reimburse for travel, right? Thanks a lot!

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:13 pm

Anyone heard of Trenk Dipasquale? Salary? SA Class size?

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:24 pm

NJ firms not paying for travel expenses is TTT as fuck.

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Re: NJ Firms: 2012 Edition

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone heard of Trenk Dipasquale? Salary? SA Class size?


Sent in my app in August and have heard nothing. Although that goes for most places. Quite weird since I have bangin stats for Jersey + am home grown.

They're a smaller shop, I'm assuming around 70K salary. Noticed they have 3 SAs every year.




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