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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:18 pm

DB v. Ballard. Glad to have the option. General thoughts or advice? Liked both places. Want to do corporate.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:DB v. Ballard. Glad to have the option. General thoughts or advice? Liked both places. Want to do corporate.


That's tough. Congrats btw. Mind sharing when you did CB/got offer for both??

I've heard of people who are trying to decide between firms asking to come back in and meet some more attorneys. Granted, you probably won't get a true picture of what life would be like working there since they'll be trying to impress you. But it might help.

DB pays a little more, but it's so little a difference that I can't imagine that would sway you one way or the other. I think their training program is awesome (and I know for sure that they're not paying the lower rate during training anymore starting this year). It seems like Ballard gives associates significant responsibility early on, which is either something you want or not--depends on your personality I guess. I'm not sure what level of responsibility young DB associates get. I don't really know enough about the corporate practice at either to make a comparison, but you can probably get a better idea from career services/alums than TLS posters. Honestly I think both are great firms and personally those two would probably be the toughest to decide between in Philly. Good luck!

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:35 pm

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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.


That's just wrong information. Duane and Morgan Lewis may have the same first year base salary, but the MLB raises and bonuses are going to be fatter.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:DB v. Ballard. Glad to have the option. General thoughts or advice? Liked both places. Want to do corporate.


That's tough. Congrats btw. Mind sharing when you did CB/got offer for both??

I've heard of people who are trying to decide between firms asking to come back in and meet some more attorneys. Granted, you probably won't get a true picture of what life would be like working there since they'll be trying to impress you. But it might help.

DB pays a little more, but it's so little a difference that I can't imagine that would sway you one way or the other. I think their training program is awesome (and I know for sure that they're not paying the lower rate during training anymore starting this year). It seems like Ballard gives associates significant responsibility early on, which is either something you want or not--depends on your personality I guess. I'm not sure what level of responsibility young DB associates get. I don't really know enough about the corporate practice at either to make a comparison, but you can probably get a better idea from career services/alums than TLS posters. Honestly I think both are great firms and personally those two would probably be the toughest to decide between in Philly. Good luck!


Ballard, 2 Weeks ago Monday callback, Friday Offer. Drinker last Monday callback, Thursday offer.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:53 pm

so no movement this week? I know a lot of people who've had pepper CBs but still havent heard anything. Anybody have pper news?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:so no movement this week? I know a lot of people who've had pepper CBs but still havent heard anything. Anybody have pper news?


crickets across the board

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:02 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:so no movement this week? I know a lot of people who've had pepper CBs but still havent heard anything. Anybody have pper news?


crickets across the board

Same. Gonna have so many grey hairs by the time this is over.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:46 pm

Dechert offer yesterday afternoon. Non-Philly T14. Callback last week.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:57 am

Any Delaware movement this week? Specifically Potter or YCST?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:06 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any Delaware movement this week? Specifically Potter or YCST?


Nothing except for a potter offer that I heard of a couple weeks ago

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby grovevilleroad » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:43 pm

dannynoonan87 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Morgan Lewis is not more prestigious than Drinker Biddle in Philadelphia.


I disagree


I agree with your disagreement

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:56 pm

I have a CB coming up with one of the major Philly firms. I have some ties to Philly (family and a brief period living in the city). There's also the possibility that my fiance will be moving to the area for work. I'm a woman - should I bring him up if asked about ties, or should I keep him out of the conversation?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a CB coming up with one of the major Philly firms. I have some ties to Philly (family and a brief period living in the city). There's also the possibility that my fiance will be moving to the area for work. I'm a woman - should I bring him up if asked about ties, or should I keep him out of the conversation?

Absolutely IMO. I'd phrase it like its more of a certainty though (or just flat-out say that he will be).

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:12 pm

Rejected from Cozen today via letter 1 week after my CB.

I'm pretty sure they're done interviewing.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:51 pm

Any Delaware movement?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:31 am

Cozen snail mail ding today. I had my callback 3 weeks ago.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:02 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any Delaware movement?


have done 4 cb's...radio silence

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:49 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Any Delaware movement?


have done 4 cb's...radio silence


When did you do your CBs? Did they give timeframes or give anything like timeframes?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:57 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Any Delaware movement?


have done 4 cb's...radio silence


When did you do your CBs? Did they give timeframes or give anything like timeframes?


seemed like YCST was only taking a few summers and they weremoving a bit slower i think the turnaround is quicker for Potter, RLF, and MNAT

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:05 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any Delaware movement?


have done 4 cb's...radio silence


When did you do your CBs? Did they give timeframes or give anything like timeframes?


seemed like YCST was only taking a few summers and they weremoving a bit slower i think the turnaround is quicker for Potter, RLF, and MNAT


Got a sense of how long? Know anybody who got offers? Personal experience?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:10 pm

It's not at all unusual for RLF and Potter to take a couple weeks.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It's not at all unusual for RLF and Potter to take a couple weeks.


friend got RLF offer day after cb

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:19 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:It's not at all unusual for RLF and Potter to take a couple weeks.


friend got RLF offer day after cb

That happens too. But not hearing for a couple weeks doesn't mean much.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:35 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:It's not at all unusual for RLF and Potter to take a couple weeks.


friend got RLF offer day after cb


Your friend--how early in the cycle?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:51 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:It's not at all unusual for RLF and Potter to take a couple weeks.


friend got RLF offer day after cb


Your friend--how early in the cycle?


late August I believe




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