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Cornell OCI Bidlist

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:01 pm

25/M/3.87 GPA. Big CA or big NY preferred. Am I going to get owned bidding mostly competitive and/or CA stuff high?

Day 1

1 Ropes and Gray (CA)
2 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
3 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (CA)
4 Latham & Watkins (CA)
5 Paul Hastings (CA)
6 Foley & Lardner LLP
7 O'Melveny & [deleted] LLP
8 Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP
9 MOFO (NY)
10 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Day 2

1 Cravath
2 Skadden
3 Jones Day
4 Cooley LLP
5 Holland & Knight
6 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
7 Jones Day
8 Paul Weis
9 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
10 Clifford Chance US LLP
11 Reed Smith LLP
12 White & Case LLP
13 Alston & Bird LLP
14 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Day 3

1 Perkins Coie LLP
2 Linklaters
3 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
4 Freshfields
5 Kirkland & Ellis LLP
6 Sutherland LLP
7 Allen & Overy
8 Winston & Strawn
9 Bracewell & Giuliani
10 Chadbourne and Parke LLP
11Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
12 Greenberg Traurig LLP
13 Brown Rudnick LLP
14 Kaye Scholer LLP

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Re: Cornell OCI Bidlist

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:21 pm

You're not going to get most/any of the firms you have low because they're very popular.

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Re: Cornell OCI Bidlist

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:27 pm

Is there any data available for past bidding trends on firms? How am I supposed to know that X is popular and should be bid high if I want interviews while Y is not popular so it can safely be put in the middle.

I'm guessing that I'm bidding the high-gpa cutoff firms too high then?

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Re: Cornell OCI Bidlist

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is there any data available for past bidding trends on firms? How am I supposed to know that X is popular and should be bid high if I want interviews while Y is not popular so it can safely be put in the middle.

I'm guessing that I'm bidding the high-gpa cutoff firms too high then?


Not necessarily. I was referring to some of the high GPA ones like Cleary and Debevoise, which are generally popular. Weil, especially.

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Re: Cornell OCI Bidlist

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:44 pm

Day 1
1. Ropes and Gray (SF)
2. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Palo Alto)
3. O'Melveny & [deleted] LLP (SF)
4. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (SF)
5. Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP (NY)
6. Davis Polk (NYC)
7. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (NYC)
8. Shearman & Sterling (NYC)
9. MOFO (NYC)
10. Proskauer Rose LLP (NYC)
11. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (NYC)
12. Fried Frank (NYC)
13. Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (NYC)
14. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP (NYC)

Day 2
1. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (Palo Alto)
2. Coolley LLP (Palo Alto)
3. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (NYC)
4. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (NYC)
5. Cravath (NYC)
6. Skadden (NYC)
7. White & Case (NYC)
8. Clifford Chance (NYC)
9. Jones Day (NYC)
10. Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP (NYC)
11. Hogan Lovells LLP
12. Dechert LLP
13. Holland and Knight (SF)
14. Crowell & Moring LLP

Day 3
1. Perkins Coie LLP (SF)
2. Kirkland & Ellis (NYC)
3. Allen & Overy (NYC)
4. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (NYC)
5. Bracewell & Giuliani (NYC)
6. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP (NYC)
7. Freshfields (NYC)
8. Linklaters (NYC)
9. Vinson & Elkins (NYC)
10. Kaye Scholer LP (NYC)
11. Blank Rome LLP (NYC)
12. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (NYC)

Look any better to you? Considering Weil is laying people off ATM I'm not sure I want to bid them at all.

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Re: Cornell OCI Bidlist

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Day 1
1. Ropes and Gray (SF)
2. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Palo Alto)
3. O'Melveny & [deleted] LLP (SF)
4. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (SF)
5. Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP (NY)
6. Davis Polk (NYC)
7. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (NYC)
8. Shearman & Sterling (NYC)
9. MOFO (NYC)
10. Proskauer Rose LLP (NYC)
11. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (NYC)
12. Fried Frank (NYC)
13. Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (NYC)
14. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP (NYC)

Day 2
1. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (Palo Alto)
2. Coolley LLP (Palo Alto)
3. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (NYC)
4. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (NYC)
5. Cravath (NYC)
6. Skadden (NYC)
7. White & Case (NYC)
8. Clifford Chance (NYC)
9. Jones Day (NYC)
10. Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP (NYC)
11. Hogan Lovells LLP
12. Dechert LLP
13. Holland and Knight (SF)
14. Crowell & Moring LLP

Day 3
1. Perkins Coie LLP (SF)
2. Kirkland & Ellis (NYC)
3. Allen & Overy (NYC)
4. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (NYC)
5. Bracewell & Giuliani (NYC)
6. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP (NYC)
7. Freshfields (NYC)
8. Linklaters (NYC)
9. Vinson & Elkins (NYC)
10. Kaye Scholer LP (NYC)
11. Blank Rome LLP (NYC)
12. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (NYC)

Look any better to you? Considering Weil is laying people off ATM I'm not sure I want to bid them at all.


I think 1 and 2 look great (though Sullcrom won't happen that low, most likely). Assuming you have a ridiculous GPA, that is.

Day 3 is a bit odd. Freshfields and Linklaters are very popular and will fill way before 7 and 8. It almost feels random after the first 3.

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Re: Cornell OCI Bidlist

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:02 pm

Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate your help with this.

I wasn't feeling most of the firms (after my first three bids) on Day 3, so just filled up the rest of the list with places that had big SA classes and high offer rates in no particular order. Admittedly probably not the best bidding strategy.

I'll move Freshfields and Linklaters up since they are popular, though anecdotally I've heard the magic circle stuff isn't doing so hot these days.




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