emkay625 wrote:Anonymous User wrote:emkay625 wrote:It's a ding so I don't feel the need to use anon, but ding from Gibbs and Bruns about 40 minutes ago. Bummed because only ding so far and they were my first choice by far. It was a very polite ding though - email personalized with specific things about my interview. Everyone there seemed so nice when I met them, best of luck to anyone who has a callback there. It seems like an amazing place to work.
I'm sorry to hear about the ding, but as a practicing mid level in Dallas, I can assure you that there are other good firms to work at in Dallas. I would encourage everyone here not to get so specific about their top choices - you'll see once you start practicing that the firms are way more alike than you'll realize and nowhere is perfect. Also, if you're a strong candidate, you'll be bombarded with lateral opportunities.
And, finally, with respect to GDC, it has some fantastic work and some very smart people, but its also kind of a sweatshop and I'm not sure they've made a single partner there in the last decade (other than lateral partners) - you could very well be better off somewhere else.
I think you're talking about Gibson Dunn, not Gibbs and Bruns.
I am indeed. Thanks for not calling me a complete idiot for doing so... the general message of my post still applies, though. As great as Gibbs and Bruns is, there are plenty of other fantastic lit boutiques in Houston - and I'm not just talking about Susman, Yetter, and Beck Redden. There are tons of great up and coming lit boutiques that would be great places to get a foot in the door.