2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:11 am

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Anonymous User wrote:NRF Houston offer today.


When did you interview? I was there recently.

4 weeks to the day.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:46 am

any K&L Dallas offers?

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:20 am

I know someone with a K&L Gates (Dallas) offer.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:32 am

Anonymous User wrote:Waiting for replies from Porter Hedges and Bracewell and Baker Botts (all Houston). Does anyone have any idea as to time frame/day the hiring committee makes calls?


Porter Hedges offer this morning. The hiring committee apparently met yesterday. I still haven't heard back from BB either.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:46 am

Bracewell-Houston offer yesterday.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:57 am

any word from Gardere-Houston?

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:Waiting for replies from Porter Hedges and Bracewell and Baker Botts (all Houston). Does anyone have any idea as to time frame/day the hiring committee makes calls?


BB meets on Tuesdays and calls on Wednesdays I believe.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:16 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Waiting for replies from Porter Hedges and Bracewell and Baker Botts (all Houston). Does anyone have any idea as to time frame/day the hiring committee makes calls?


BB meets on Tuesdays and calls on Wednesdays I believe.


Got the call from their Dallas office on a Friday.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:21 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Waiting for an Andrews Kurth (Dallas) offer; has anyone received an offer from the firm?


Friend of mine got one about a week after his CB, that was over a week ago though

I'm 99% sure they have not handed down any offers. They do not do rolling offers and the last interview was Friday. Offers should come this week. Maybe your friend was talking about the Houston office?

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:26 pm

Ding via email from BB Austin. (Had no CB and no brunch invite, so no surprise).

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:23 pm

Turned down offers at NRF, HB, BB (all Dallas) today. Good luck to you all.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Turned down offers at NRF, HB, BB (all Dallas) today. Good luck to you all.


Thank you, and congrats on having so many great options! Just out of curiosity, what firm did you end up choosing? (Feel free to give a range.)

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Turned down offers at NRF, HB, BB (all Dallas) today. Good luck to you all.


Thank you, and congrats on having so many great options! Just out of curiosity, what firm did you end up choosing? (Feel free to give a range.)


Akin Gump-Dallas.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:43 pm

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Thank you, and congrats on having so many great options! Just out of curiosity, what firm did you end up choosing? (Feel free to give a range.)


Akin Gump-Dallas.


Serious congrats on all the offers, man. Those were definitely all great options. Hopefully slots will open up at NRF, HB and BB soon for the rest of us. Have you had to turn down anywhere else?

From what my friends who were clerks last summer or who are first years in Dallas now (not at Akin), it sounds like Akin's Dallas office has really been reenergized with all of the young partners that have moved over recently.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:06 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Turned down offers at NRF, HB, BB (all Dallas) today. Good luck to you all.


Thank you, and congrats on having so many great options! Just out of curiosity, what firm did you end up choosing? (Feel free to give a range.)


Akin Gump-Dallas.


Serious congrats on all the offers, man. Those were definitely all great options. Hopefully slots will open up at NRF, HB and BB soon for the rest of us. Have you had to turn down anywhere else?

From what my friends who were clerks last summer or who are first years in Dallas now (not at Akin), it sounds like Akin's Dallas office has really been reenergized with all of the young partners that have moved over recently.


Did turn down other offers. I will not say which firms. I turned them down last week.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:21 pm

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Did turn down other offers. I will not say which firms. I turned them down last week.


Understood, sometimes I get paranoid that the firms are all reading these and know who we all are. Any particular reason why you chose Akin (if you don't mind me asking)? I had a CB there but haven't heard back yet. People seemed cool though. Although I met mostly litigators and I hear they are more fun.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:47 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Waiting for replies from Porter Hedges and Bracewell and Baker Botts (all Houston). Does anyone have any idea as to time frame/day the hiring committee makes calls?


Porter Hedges offer this morning. The hiring committee apparently met yesterday. I still haven't heard back from BB either.


When did you have your CB w/ Porter Hedges. I am curious if they do all the offers at once or if it matters when the CB was.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:26 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Waiting for replies from Porter Hedges and Bracewell and Baker Botts (all Houston). Does anyone have any idea as to time frame/day the hiring committee makes calls?


Porter Hedges offer this morning. The hiring committee apparently met yesterday. I still haven't heard back from BB either.


When did you have your CB w/ Porter Hedges. I am curious if they do all the offers at once or if it matters when the CB was.


Friday, at the mega CB day (I believe they have 3 of these days?). I think the hiring committee meets on Tuesdays, so offers could still be trickling out. They can't be done offering because I know they have another dinner/CB day at the end of this week.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:41 am

Trying to choose between Skadden, AK, Sidley Austin, and Bracewell - all Houston. Anyone have any advice?

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:01 am

Anonymous User wrote:Trying to choose between Skadden, AK, Sidley Austin, and Bracewell - all Houston. Anyone have any advice?


What are your goals? Do you want to stay in TX long term?

As I understand, Skadden has a pretty small office in Houston. Sidley is bigger, but not huge.

AK is solid if you want to be do transactional work, their litigation department is a ghost of its former self (like most big firms in Houston)

If you want to litigate, and be in a TX based firm, Bracewell would be my choice.

If you want a big name national, I would go with Sidley, though I dont know much about their Houston office, that advice is based on a national outlook.

Good luck and congrats, its a nice problem to have.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:05 am

Congrats to all those with offers and good luck to those still waiting! Thoughts on the following firms please: Thompson Knight, Bracewell, Akin Gump, Porter Hedges, Locke Lord (all in Houston)? Interested in transactional work, not at all interested in litigation.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:37 am

Anonymous User wrote:Congrats to all those with offers and good luck to those still waiting! Thoughts on the following firms please: Thompson Knight, Bracewell, Akin Gump, Porter Hedges, Locke Lord (all in Houston)? Interested in transactional work, not at all interested in litigation.


I'd think Akin or T&K. Bracewell and LL would be better choices to me if you wanted to litigate, though they both have solid (if not outstanding) transactional departments as well. Porter Hedges is a good firm and is well known in Houston, but they are ONLY in Houston, so its not where I would go if you want to lateral within the foreseeable future. Also, PH pays slightly below the NY scale according to NALP, if that matters in your decision.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:42 am

Has anyone received a VE Houston offer?




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