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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:24 pm

Any one have an idea of 2nd, 3rd, 4th year salaries at MPS firms? Or bonus possibilities?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:10 pm

Fredrikson?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:33 pm

Offer from Faegre yesterday. No word yet from Briggs or Fredrikson (CBs were last week)

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:26 pm

Faegre or Dorsey? Which would you chose and why?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:41 pm

Just withdrew from Winthrop and Faegre. I hope one of you waiting gets good news from either. Good luck all!

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:Faegre or Dorsey? Which would you chose and why?

Curious about this as well, especially any insight for transactional.

Also, does anyone remember how Faegre assigns summer work? Are they on a rotation system like Dorsey?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:34 am

Pretty sure I'm taking Dorsey.

Interestingly, I didn't get a callback at Faegre, but was offered a spot at Robins without even doing a CB.

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:41 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Faegre or Dorsey? Which would you chose and why?

Curious about this as well, especially any insight for transactional.

Also, does anyone remember how Faegre assigns summer work? Are they on a rotation system like Dorsey?


Faegre uses a rotation system. Prior to the summer associate program, the recruiting staff will ask you to rank your practice groups preferences and you will subsequently be assigned to three practice groups (last summer, your top preference was your 4-week rotation, and then you had two 3-week rotations in your 2nd and 3rd preference practice groups).

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:24 pm

Anyone think Faegre will bump up starting pay to 120K?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:29 pm

Pretty sure I'm taking Dorsey.

Interestingly, I didn't get a callback at Faegre, but was offered a spot at Robins without even doing a CB.


Why Dorsey over Robins?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:38 am

Fredrikson has offers out, apparently

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:53 pm

Faegre or Fredrikson? Which to choose and why?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:16 pm

Just got a massmail contact from Dorsey - told them i would still be down for a callback. I'm thinking this is good, but it is so late in the process...

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just got a massmail contact from Dorsey - told them i would still be down for a callback. I'm thinking this is good, but it is so late in the process...


ditto

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Fredrikson has offers out, apparently


Dang, I haven't heard from them yet after my CB two weeks ago. Anyone got any post-CB dings from them yet?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:40 pm

Anyone heard post-CB from Gray Plant? It's been almost three weeks since mine, and no word

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Faegre or Fredrikson? Which to choose and why?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:25 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Faegre or Fredrikson? Which to choose and why?


Faegre! Because I'd really love an offer from Fredrikson

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:03 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Just got a massmail contact from Dorsey - told them i would still be down for a callback. I'm thinking this is good, but it is so late in the process...


ditto


fyi this is around the time last year that i got the same contact. it must be the way they ordinarily do things. i ended up taking the CB and getting an offer.

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:59 pm

Anyone hear anything new today from any firm?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:16 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Faegre or Fredrikson? Which to choose and why?


Faegre. Fredrikson is not even close. Even the attorneys there admit that they are are second tier to Faegre.

Not to mention Fredrikson's financials are pretty worrisome after they settled the Petters pozni scheme case for $14M.

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:43 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Faegre or Fredrikson? Which to choose and why?


Faegre. Fredrikson is not even close. Even the attorneys there admit that they are are second tier to Faegre.

Not to mention Fredrikson's financials are pretty worrisome after they settled the Petters pozni scheme case for $14M.


1) prestige, revenues, or even sophistication of work aren't the sole factors people should weigh. Things such as culture and work-life balance count too, and both these things would pull me toward Fredrikson and away from Fargre.

2) the Petters settlement was covered by an insurance policy.

3) no, I don't work at Fredrikson nor do I aspire to (I'm happily employed elsewhere).

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:57 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Faegre or Fredrikson? Which to choose and why?


Faegre. Fredrikson is not even close. Even the attorneys there admit that they are are second tier to Faegre.

Not to mention Fredrikson's financials are pretty worrisome after they settled the Petters pozni scheme case for $14M.


1) prestige, revenues, or even sophistication of work aren't the sole factors people should weigh. Things such as culture and work-life balance count too, and both these things would pull me toward Fredrikson and away from Fargre.

2) the Petters settlement was covered by an insurance policy.

3) no, I don't work at Fredrikson nor do I aspire to (I'm happily employed elsewhere).


Absolutely agree that prestige/financial stability/interesting work shouldn't be the only factor, but they should definitely play a part. On all these levels, Faegre dominates Fredrikson. Faegre does major work for Target, Cargill, Ameriprise--all the biggest players in Minneapolis. Fredrikson doesn't really do anything on that level (some minor in-house work for Medtronic). And the Petters settlement was covered by insurance, but that $14M had an undisclosed copay, which one can safely assume was very substantial.

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:15 pm

Any news on Robins?

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Re: Minneapolis Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:33 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Faegre or Dorsey? Which would you chose and why?

Curious about this as well, especially any insight for transactional.

Also, does anyone remember how Faegre assigns summer work? Are they on a rotation system like Dorsey?


I summered at Fredrikson. I wouldn't recommend it for people interested in general transactional work because the corporate associates are all really struggling to bill enough hours. Midlevels were doing diligence for really minor deals just to have something to show for themselves each month. The firm hasn't handled an IPO in almost a decade, and they're really struggling to find deal work.

I wouldn't recommend it for general commercial litigation work since that's really not the firm's forte. There was definitely some grumbling from litigation associates who felt like they could have gotten better work or more respect elsewhere.

That said, the firm has an outstanding private equity group and a solid health group. Their business and tax group is great too if you like tax but don't want to do only tax your whole life.

I would agree that the firm does seem to have a bit of an inferiority complex whenever Dorsey or Faegre are brought up.




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