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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:51 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Let's keep it going:

Dechert, MLB, BR - Any news?


+1

Anyone hear of any post callback offers or rejections at Blank or Dechert?


Dechert offer following CB w/in one week. Accepted.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:41 pm

Drinker Biddle offer tonight.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Here's the article that ATL regurgitated: http://www.americanlawyer.com/PubArticleALD.jsp?id=1202614121454&Summer_Hiring_Survey_Big_Firms_Slimmed_Down_in_2013&slreturn=20130719003911

Ballard went from 20 SAs (2012) to 15 (2013)

Stradley went from 11 to 8

Blank Rome went from 16 to 21


But Ballard's Philadelphia office stayed constant with 12 summers in both 2012 and 2013.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Drinker Biddle offer tonight.


When was your CB?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:17 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Drinker Biddle offer tonight.


When was your CB?


Monday.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I know at least one person who got an offer from Duane Morris yesterday

DM offer as well.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How about news from some of the DE firms? Moris Nichols, Young Conaway?



YCST is only taking 2-4 SA's.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:55 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:How about news from some of the DE firms? Moris Nichols, Young Conaway?



YCST is only taking 2-4 SA's.


How do you know?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:27 pm

DM vs. DB vs. ML. Unsure lit/corp. I know it's pretty general, but anyone have any advice on these choices?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:DM vs. DB vs. ML. Unsure lit/corp. I know it's pretty general, but anyone have any advice on these choices?

All 3 in Philly? Duane pays a little less than Drinker or MLB (which IMO shouldn't be a huge factor, but every little bit helps when you're trying to pay off loans!). I'd go with MLB, but thats really just because I know a few people who work there and they all seem to like it a lot, and the hours aren't too terrible (though saying that, just last night my friend didn't get home until around 1030).

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:24 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:How about news from some of the DE firms? Moris Nichols, Young Conaway?



YCST is only taking 2-4 SA's.


How do you know?


Inside information from a friend there.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:12 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:DM vs. DB vs. ML. Unsure lit/corp. I know it's pretty general, but anyone have any advice on these choices?

All 3 in Philly? Duane pays a little less than Drinker or MLB (which IMO shouldn't be a huge factor, but every little bit helps when you're trying to pay off loans!). I'd go with MLB, but thats really just because I know a few people who work there and they all seem to like it a lot, and the hours aren't too terrible (though saying that, just last night my friend didn't get home until around 1030).

I'd just go with MLB as well. DAT PREFTIGE.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:43 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:DM vs. DB vs. ML. Unsure lit/corp. I know it's pretty general, but anyone have any advice on these choices?

All 3 in Philly? Duane pays a little less than Drinker or MLB (which IMO shouldn't be a huge factor, but every little bit helps when you're trying to pay off loans!). I'd go with MLB, but thats really just because I know a few people who work there and they all seem to like it a lot, and the hours aren't too terrible (though saying that, just last night my friend didn't get home until around 1030).

I'd just go with MLB as well. DAT PREFTIGE.

Morgan Lewis is not more prestigious than Drinker Biddle in Philadelphia.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:DM vs. DB vs. ML. Unsure lit/corp. I know it's pretty general, but anyone have any advice on these choices?


Looking at this same choice too...I am leaning towards DB. Just a gut feel I guess.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:12 am

MLB is band one corp and band one lit. Drinker is band two in both. So, ya know, put that in your pipe.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:52 am

Yesterday at Cozen the receptionist told me it was the last day of interviews.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby dannynoonan87 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:53 am

Anonymous User wrote:Morgan Lewis is not more prestigious than Drinker Biddle in Philadelphia.


I disagree

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:58 am

Anonymous User wrote:Yesterday at Cozen the receptionist told me it was the last day of interviews.


I heard that too. I guess they will meet Monday or Tuesday to make a determination.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:33 pm

No I haven't. Hopefully that doesn't mean that there is a letter sitting in my mailbox at home. Idk if they actually stick to this, but their website says that decisions come out in the middle of october. I doubt they could afford to wait that long though[/quote]

DE firms are a lot slower than Philly firms because their class sizes are generally smaller so they do take a longer time to give offers. Don't give up hope! A few people in my class several years ago received DE offers towards the end of September/ early October.

Also, with the market how it is, they really can afford to wait. There's no shortage of excellent candidates. It also may be not so much that they are waiting to give any offers, but that they give very few and then have to wait to hear back before they give more.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote: DE firms are a lot slower than Philly firms because their class sizes are generally smaller so they do take a longer time to give offers. Don't give up hope! A few people in my class several years ago received DE offers towards the end of September/ early October.

Also, with the market how it is, they really can afford to wait. There's no shortage of excellent candidates. It also may be not so much that they are waiting to give any offers, but that they give very few and then have to wait to hear back before they give more.


I know Potter Anderson is notoriously slow in their hiring decisions.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:25 pm

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Anonymous User wrote: DE firms are a lot slower than Philly firms because their class sizes are generally smaller so they do take a longer time to give offers. Don't give up hope! A few people in my class several years ago received DE offers towards the end of September/ early October.

Also, with the market how it is, they really can afford to wait. There's no shortage of excellent candidates. It also may be not so much that they are waiting to give any offers, but that they give very few and then have to wait to hear back before they give more.


I know Potter Anderson is notoriously slow in their hiring decisions.

Hearing that is actually a huge relief. I'm post-CB and starting to wonder if I struck out.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Yesterday at Cozen the receptionist told me it was the last day of interviews.


Post-CB ding from Cozen. About a week later.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:18 am

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Anonymous User wrote:DM vs. DB vs. ML. Unsure lit/corp. I know it's pretty general, but anyone have any advice on these choices?

All 3 in Philly? Duane pays a little less than Drinker or MLB (which IMO shouldn't be a huge factor, but every little bit helps when you're trying to pay off loans!). I'd go with MLB, but thats really just because I know a few people who work there and they all seem to like it a lot, and the hours aren't too terrible (though saying that, just last night my friend didn't get home until around 1030).


Duane and MLB pay the same, Drinker pays less and you have an even lower salary during training. Check NALP if that's something that would affect your choice.

In terms of prestige, MLB is definitely up there both locally and nationally.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:17 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:DM vs. DB vs. ML. Unsure lit/corp. I know it's pretty general, but anyone have any advice on these choices?

All 3 in Philly? Duane pays a little less than Drinker or MLB (which IMO shouldn't be a huge factor, but every little bit helps when you're trying to pay off loans!). I'd go with MLB, but thats really just because I know a few people who work there and they all seem to like it a lot, and the hours aren't too terrible (though saying that, just last night my friend didn't get home until around 1030).


Duane and MLB pay the same, Drinker pays less and you have an even lower salary during training. Check NALP if that's something that would affect your choice.

In terms of prestige, MLB is definitely up there both locally and nationally.


I was told Drinker no longer pays a lower salary during training.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:39 pm

Any BR news lately?




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