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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:25 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:DE is local counsel specializing in DE law. That means mainly NYC/Philly/some D.C. firms get advisory opinions from DE firms. These advisory opinions are legal requirements to do deals involving DE entities. Major market firms also have DE firms read/evaluate briefs they write because the DE bar requires DE local counsel to litigate in the Chancery court. If these are your things, and the firm is a fit, go for it. DE also does some bankruptcy work, but at cheaper rates than the NYC bankruptcy shops--usually about 350/hour-ish for partners and 150ish an hour for associates. NYC bankruptcy shops are more in the 1000 an hour range for partners.

None of this is accurate. But especially not the bankruptcy rates. Partners charge 700+ and associates get billed at 300-450+. But I'll concede NY partners are more willing to break that old $1k ceiling these days.


No, all of this is accurate. I should know.

Bankruptcy counsel retainers are court docs and they list the partner and associate comp. Search Lexis Nexis. HTH.

We all know that, which is why it's so baffling that you're insisting on something verifiably false. Not even paralegals at places like RLF and MNAT are billing $150/hr.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:04 pm

Got the ol' YCST ding in the mail yesterday.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got the ol' YCST ding in the mail yesterday.


Same, MNAT offer last week though but think I'm going to go with one of the V100 in Philly, tough decision though

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:26 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Got the ol' YCST ding in the mail yesterday.


Same, MNAT offer last week though but think I'm going to go with one of the V100 in Philly, tough decision though


Mind if i ask which philly offers you're holding?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:38 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Got the ol' YCST ding in the mail yesterday.


Same, MNAT offer last week though but think I'm going to go with one of the V100 in Philly, tough decision though


Mind if i ask which philly offers you're holding?

This. On a waitlist for a philly v100.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:45 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Got the ol' YCST ding in the mail yesterday.


Same, MNAT offer last week though but think I'm going to go with one of the V100 in Philly, tough decision though


Mind if i ask which philly offers you're holding?

This. On a waitlist for a philly v100.


+1

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:can anyone comment on the culture of Ballard or Pepper

Have a friend who worked at Pepper and said it was horrible and his bosses were really rude. Honestly, I think he may have been overreacting a bit, but he really didn't like it there at all. I don't really know much/anything about Ballard, but they were probably the nicest people (from the Philly firms) that I met during OCI.


I heard similar things from people who worked there during past summers. Pepper doesn't seem like a good place to be. Ballard is a much better firm culture wise (minimal first hand experience plus hearing a lot from others who summered there). If you're choosing between the two, I'd go with Ballard.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:43 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Got the ol' YCST ding in the mail yesterday.


Same, MNAT offer last week though but think I'm going to go with one of the V100 in Philly, tough decision though


Mind if i ask which philly offers you're holding?


Have it narrowed down to one so im not "holding" any and ill be accepting it

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:06 pm

Can anyone comment on the culture at Dechert? As well as exit options from that firm?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on the culture at Dechert? As well as exit options from that firm?


I unanimously have heard only negative things from practitioners and others about Dechert. But when I went on my callback I got such a good vibe. What is the truth, who knows?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby manofjustice » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:24 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on the culture at Dechert? As well as exit options from that firm?


I unanimously have heard only negative things from practitioners and others about Dechert. But when I went on my callback I got such a good vibe. What is the truth, who knows?


Always go with your vibe.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:18 pm

Anyone hear from Blank lately?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:20 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on the culture at Dechert? As well as exit options from that firm?


I unanimously have heard only negative things from practitioners and others about Dechert. But when I went on my callback I got such a good vibe. What is the truth, who knows?


I had a similar experience, and genuinely enjoyed my interview. The things that bothered me despite liking everyone was that one of the partners made a joke about working the associates "too hard" and that almost all of the senior people I interviewed were lateral hires. The junior associate with whom I interviewed with was also the least enthusiastic person by a long shot.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:42 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on the culture at Dechert? As well as exit options from that firm?


I unanimously have heard only negative things from practitioners and others about Dechert. But when I went on my callback I got such a good vibe. What is the truth, who knows?


I had a similar experience, and genuinely enjoyed my interview. The things that bothered me despite liking everyone was that one of the partners made a joke about working the associates "too hard" and that almost all of the senior people I interviewed were lateral hires. The junior associate with whom I interviewed with was also the least enthusiastic person by a long shot.


I suppose as a contrast, can anyone comment on the culture at Morgan Lewis? As well as exit options?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:05 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Is it too late to mass mail Philly? I already know how people will answer, but if anyone knows of specific firms that are still bringing people for interviews, that would be very helpful. I'm working on cover letters now so any advice is appreciated.

Stats: T14, grades aren't great, secondary journal, ties are decent but I have a solid reason for wanting Philly this late in the game.


Try Conrad O'Brien if you want to do litigation, they didn't start taking apps until August 1.

Obermayer and Marshall Dennehey start their hiring process late and would love someone from a T14. But they're not even in the same conversation as most Philly firms discussed here.

Spoke to someone from Obermayer during Penn's OCI. Emailed both the guy I interviewed with and their hiring attorney like 2-3 weeks ago, and still haven't heard anything from them. Should I bother emailing them again? Unless my last CB miraculously gets me an offer (which I doubt because it didn't go well), I'll have struck out, so I guess I don't have anything to lose.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:53 pm

email ding from pepper today.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:email ding from pepper today.


Sorry to hear. Mind if I ask when your interview was?

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:02 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on the culture at Dechert? As well as exit options from that firm?


I unanimously have heard only negative things from practitioners and others about Dechert. But when I went on my callback I got such a good vibe. What is the truth, who knows?


I had a similar experience, and genuinely enjoyed my interview. The things that bothered me despite liking everyone was that one of the partners made a joke about working the associates "too hard" and that almost all of the senior people I interviewed were lateral hires. The junior associate with whom I interviewed with was also the least enthusiastic person by a long shot.


Not OP, but interested in exit options from Dechert. Had a great feel during my CB; and I get that, to an extent, big law is big law. Choosing between MLB and Dechert, leaning Dechert.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:14 am

I had my callback with pepper the week of September 13. To be honest, I'm a little relieved. Of all the firms I've interviewed with, they were the only uptight one. They seemed very serious. Their offices seemed dead too.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had my callback with pepper the week of September 13. To be honest, I'm a little relieved. Of all the firms I've interviewed with, they were the only uptight one. They seemed very serious. Their offices seemed dead too.


It felt like a hotel to me.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:t felt like a hotel to me.


I would definitely second you on that!

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:44 pm

Pepper offer accepted, offer was around 10 days ago, CB over a month ago

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Yeah I've had a CB a YC and I've heard of MNAT offers as well. I've also heard of a Potter Anderson offer

Has anyone heard of any movement on Potter? It's been radio silence since my CB.

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:20 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Yeah I've had a CB a YC and I've heard of MNAT offers as well. I've also heard of a Potter Anderson offer

Has anyone heard of any movement on Potter? It's been radio silence since my CB.


two folks at my school are still waiting cb around 2ish weeks ago

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Re: Philly OCI 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:40 pm

How about blank rome? Ive had silence




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