2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:35 pm

As someone who has spent time in both, Houston > Dallas, and it's not even close in my opinion. If you are in the loop in Houston, it is a ton of fun.


Sorry for unsolicated advice.


Anyone hear from:

Jackson Walker (Houston)
Baker Hostetler (Houston)
Reed Smith (Houston)

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from King & Spalding Houston?


Movement on K&S Houston- I've heard of at least one offer.

Any update on HB Houston?

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:28 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from King & Spalding Houston?


Movement on K&S Houston- I've heard of at least one offer.

Any update on HB Houston?


Got a snail mail rejection from HB on Saturday.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:52 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from King & Spalding Houston?


Movement on K&S Houston- I've heard of at least one offer.

Any update on HB Houston?


Got a snail mail rejection from HB on Saturday.


+1, unfortunately.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby JonSnow217 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from King & Spalding Houston?


Movement on K&S Houston- I've heard of at least one offer.


Has anyone been rejected from K&S Houston post-callback?

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from King & Spalding Houston?


Movement on K&S Houston- I've heard of at least one offer.

Any update on HB Houston?


I know one person with a HB Houston offer.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:31 am

Seriously need to make a decision and be done with this.....could use some help.

Interested in Real Estate/Transactional work. Currently weighing the following (can only choose one):

JW Austin
NRF Austin
HB Dallas

Not from Texas, not much experience with Dallas, really love Austin, etc. Loved the people at all three firms, especially HB but not sure about heading to Dallas.

Thoughts?

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:Seriously need to make a decision and be done with this.....could use some help.

Interested in Real Estate/Transactional work. Currently weighing the following (can only choose one):

JW Austin
NRF Austin
HB Dallas

Not from Texas, not much experience with Dallas, really love Austin, etc. Loved the people at all three firms, especially HB but not sure about heading to Dallas.

Thoughts?


We're it me, there'd be no question that I'd pick Austin. It's such a difficult market to break into because the quality of life is so high. You won't go wrong with Dallas, but I think you risk regretting it a bit more. Also, much easier to lateral later into Dallas than into Austin.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:Seriously need to make a decision and be done with this.....could use some help.

Interested in Real Estate/Transactional work. Currently weighing the following (can only choose one):

JW Austin
NRF Austin
HB Dallas

Not from Texas, not much experience with Dallas, really love Austin, etc. Loved the people at all three firms, especially HB but not sure about heading to Dallas.

Thoughts?


If it was me I would take JW Austin. I'm only judging this off of the people who I met at NRF and JW Houston offices. I really liked both, but ended up like JW the best. Good luck, you have great choices.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:19 am

Have an offer from Weil Dallas for litigation. Guess that'll be going out the window: http://abovethelaw.com/2013/09/the-soap ... l-gotshal/.

Wow....

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Seriously need to make a decision and be done with this.....could use some help.

Interested in Real Estate/Transactional work. Currently weighing the following (can only choose one):

JW Austin
NRF Austin
HB Dallas

Not from Texas, not much experience with Dallas, really love Austin, etc. Loved the people at all three firms, especially HB but not sure about heading to Dallas.

Thoughts?


We're it me, there'd be no question that I'd pick Austin. It's such a difficult market to break into because the quality of life is so high. You won't go wrong with Dallas, but I think you risk regretting it a bit more. Also, much easier to lateral later into Dallas than into Austin.


Thanks. I was actually thinking about that. I can probably go anywhere from Austin, rather than the other way around.

Any thoughts on NRF v. JW?

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Seriously need to make a decision and be done with this.....could use some help.

Interested in Real Estate/Transactional work. Currently weighing the following (can only choose one):

JW Austin
NRF Austin
HB Dallas

Not from Texas, not much experience with Dallas, really love Austin, etc. Loved the people at all three firms, especially HB but not sure about heading to Dallas.

Thoughts?


If it was me I would take JW Austin. I'm only judging this off of the people who I met at NRF and JW Houston offices. I really liked both, but ended up like JW the best. Good luck, you have great choices.


Really appreciate it. Love the people at JW but I'm having trouble making their very limited program dates fit with my return requirement at another firm. I have two weeks to keep working on those dates I guess.

Thanks again.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Seriously need to make a decision and be done with this.....could use some help.

Interested in Real Estate/Transactional work. Currently weighing the following (can only choose one):

JW Austin
NRF Austin
HB Dallas

Not from Texas, not much experience with Dallas, really love Austin, etc. Loved the people at all three firms, especially HB but not sure about heading to Dallas.

Thoughts?


FWIW, spent this last summer at HB Dallas in a transactional section, and their transactional/real estate sections were incredibly busy (especially real estate). I love Dallas, but like other posters said, most people kill for a chance to be in Austin.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Have an offer from Weil Dallas for litigation. Guess that'll be going out the window: http://abovethelaw.com/2013/09/the-soap ... l-gotshal/.

Wow....


I know several people at UT who just accepted offers at Weil... I hope this doesn't impact them too adversely..

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:29 pm

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Thanks. I was actually thinking about that. I can probably go anywhere from Austin, rather than the other way around.

Any thoughts on NRF v. JW?


I have no real comparison of the two Austin offices, except I've met some NRF folks in Austin who seem really nice. Also, I do think NRF has positioned themselves well with the merger. But, neither firm is going anywhere. Flip a coin?

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:54 pm

Anyone hear from BB Austin post CB?
rejection or offer....

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Seriously need to make a decision and be done with this.....could use some help.

Interested in Real Estate/Transactional work. Currently weighing the following (can only choose one):

JW Austin
NRF Austin
HB Dallas

Not from Texas, not much experience with Dallas, really love Austin, etc. Loved the people at all three firms, especially HB but not sure about heading to Dallas.

Thoughts?


We're it me, there'd be no question that I'd pick Austin. It's such a difficult market to break into because the quality of life is so high. You won't go wrong with Dallas, but I think you risk regretting it a bit more. Also, much easier to lateral later into Dallas than into Austin.


Thanks. I was actually thinking about that. I can probably go anywhere from Austin, rather than the other way around.

Any thoughts on NRF v. JW?


This is absolutely NOT true. You are not going to be able to lateral from a NRF or JW Austin to a place like V&E or BB Houston. On the other hand, I know two people who lateraled the other way around (both from V&E houston to smaller corporate shops in Austin). The work they are doing in Austin is tiny when compared to Houston. You are going to Austin because it is a great place to live, not because you are looking out for your career.

If you care about the quality and size of work you will be doing, HB Dallas is the correct choice. If you want to live in Austin, then do that, but know that the quality of work will not even compare.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Seriously need to make a decision and be done with this.....could use some help.

Interested in Real Estate/Transactional work. Currently weighing the following (can only choose one):

JW Austin
NRF Austin
HB Dallas

Not from Texas, not much experience with Dallas, really love Austin, etc. Loved the people at all three firms, especially HB but not sure about heading to Dallas.

Thoughts?


We're it me, there'd be no question that I'd pick Austin. It's such a difficult market to break into because the quality of life is so high. You won't go wrong with Dallas, but I think you risk regretting it a bit more. Also, much easier to lateral later into Dallas than into Austin.


Thanks. I was actually thinking about that. I can probably go anywhere from Austin, rather than the other way around.

Any thoughts on NRF v. JW?


This is absolutely NOT true. You are not going to be able to lateral from a NRF or JW Austin to a place like V&E or BB Houston. On the other hand, I know two people who lateraled the other way around (both from V&E houston to smaller corporate shops in Austin). The work they are doing in Austin is tiny when compared to Houston. You are going to Austin because it is a great place to live, not because you are looking out for your career.

If you care about the quality and size of work you will be doing, HB Dallas is the correct choice. If you want to live in Austin, then do that, but know that the quality of work will not even compare.


These are my "second half" (in quotes because none are really second half) choices. I have a BB/V&E lined up for first half if that helps any. I'm pretty sure despite quality of work issues, I could get to Houston or Dallas with my first half firm.

Thanks for everyone's input. I appreciate it. I think I'm closer to making some kind of decision I can live with for a few years at least.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:14 pm

Anybody hear from Kelly Hart?

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:12 pm

rejection from NRF, I thought I hit it off well with everyone there. FML.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:rejection from NRF, I thought I hit it off well with everyone there. FML.


That's tough. Snail mail or email?

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:rejection from NRF, I thought I hit it off well with everyone there. FML.


That's tough. Snail mail or email?

Good ole snail.

Starting to get worried now. Six CB. Three rejections. Still waiting on three more.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:rejection from NRF, I thought I hit it off well with everyone there. FML.


That's tough. Snail mail or email?

Good ole snail.

Starting to get worried now. Six CB. Three rejections. Still waiting on three more.


Sorry to be a pest, but if you wouldn't mind sharing, which office and how long after your CB did you hear? I'm starting to get worried now because it's been a while for me.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:rejection from NRF, I thought I hit it off well with everyone there. FML.


That's tough. Snail mail or email?

Good ole snail.

Starting to get worried now. Six CB. Three rejections. Still waiting on three more.


Sorry to be a pest, but if you wouldn't mind sharing, which office and how long after your CB did you hear? I'm starting to get worried now because it's been a while for me.


Not a pest, it is what this thread is for, no worries. It took them exactly a week to reject me.

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Re: 2013 Texas OCI (+all Texas firms)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:26 pm

Anyone hear back from chamberlain hrdlicka?




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