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Did it make you feel like the firm really values you as a human being?

Yes, I think they really care about me personally.
33
43%
No, I know better than to let ~$50 of stuff buy an ounce of loyalty from me.
43
57%
 
Total votes: 76

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Firm Holiday (& other post-acceptance) Swag

Postby North » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:58 pm

My roommate just got a basket of stuff from the firm he's doing an SA at, so I guess it's that time of year. ITT, post pictures/descriptions of the swag you get.

Remember that this thread will serve as a valuable resource for the Class of 2017 when they are deciding among offers, so be detailed. It's also important to remember that the firm doesn't actually care about you. It's recruiting for next year.

And most importantly, with regard to the "should I wear it to class???" debate, never forget:

thesealocust wrote:If you have to ask, there is no hope in explaining it to you.

Expected positive value to wearer of firm swag: 0, under any circumstances, ever, for any reason.

Expected negative value to wearer of firm swag as a result of other people's perceptions: potentially above 0

Expected negative value to other people who may be in a sensitive position with respect to their job hunt upon seeing the wearer of firm swag: potentially above 0

RIGOROUS ANALYTICAL CONCLUSION BASED ON PRINCIPALS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS: Oh my god I hate everyone on this planet. Reading TLS literally doubles the number of times I pray for death every day.

Why God, why.


C/O 2017 FIRM CHOICE PRO/CON RUBRIC

1 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
2 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Firm mug + starbucks gift card/a mug and a $10 Starbucks gift card/8$ gift certificate for Aldi, a pack of Newports, and a couple of scratch-off lottery tickets
3 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates nice gym bags. delicious brownies
4 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP huge gift box tower w/ various goodies and a portable phone charger. choc chip cookies.
5 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Popcorn mix
6 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
7 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
8 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP comfy fleece, logo is small and on the back.
9 Kirkland & Ellis LLP
10 Latham & Watkins LLP finals survival pack that comes in a weird mini-notebook case without the notebook. also comes with portable chargers
11 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP cookies post-offer
12 Covington & Burling LLP
13 Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
14 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP a box of 18 black and white cookies from Dean and Deluca in a metal tin, and a hand decorated statute of liberty cookie.
15 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
16 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP nice mug and $20 Starbucks gift card and iPod Shuffle
17 Sidley Austin LLP
18 Williams & Connolly LLP
19 Jones Day
20 White & Case LLP $35 Fandango card
21 WilmerHale
22 Ropes & Gray LLP
23 Morrison & Foerster LLP
24 Arnold & Porter LLP
25 O'Melveny & [deleted] LLP
26 Paul Hastings LLP
27 Clifford Chance US LLP brownies for Halloween/Winter holiday: a big box full of popcorns from the Hampton Popcorns Co.
28 Shearman & Sterling LLP
29 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
30 Baker & McKenzie
31 Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
32 Proskauer Rose LLP
33 Mayer Brown LLP 6.093 Chicago, IL
34 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP gray fleece-lined vest with the stylized firm name on it + possibly a nice looking Dillards Hanger
35 Hogan Lovells US LLP
36 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Milbank sent a sweet hoodie
37 Linklaters LLP (US)
38 Goodwin Procter LLP $20 *$ card
39 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
40 Allen & Overy LLP
41 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
42 DLA Piper
43 Baker Botts LLP
44 K&L Gates LLP
45 Cooley LLP
46 Irell & Manella LLP
47 Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
48 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP a box of brownies post-acceptance, and a nice lambswool blanket as a Thanksgiving present
49 King & Spalding iPod Shuffle
49 Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
49 Winston & Strawn LLP A tin of Garrett's Popcorn
50 Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
51 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
52 Dechert LLP really nice LLBean Zip-up fleece. Similar (but nicer) than the cadwalader one.
53 Jenner & Block LLP a bunch of branded chotchkiesl. a nice pen and some fancy salted chocolate fudge from a fancy chocolatier that was delicious. Holidays: a branded fleece pullover./branded bowl mug.
54 Bingham McCutchen LLP
55 McDermott Will & Emery LLP
56 Alston & Bird LLP
57 Greenberg Traurig, LLP some kind of fleece jacket
58 Vinson & Elkins LLP
59 Perkins Coie LLP
60 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
61 Holland & Knight LLP
62 Reed Smith LLP
63 Baker & Hostetler LLP
64 Fish & Richardson P.C.
65 Crowell & Moring LLP
66 Nixon Peabody LLP
67 Foley & Lardner LLP
68 Kaye Scholer LLP
69 Steptoe & Johnson LLP
70 Bryan Cave LLP
71 Squire Patton Boggs LLP
72 Chadbourne & Parke LLP
73 Hunton & Williams LLP
74 Arent Fox LLP
75 McGuireWoods LLP
76 Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP gave out a kindle, they even sprung for the ad-free lock screen
77 Venable LLP
78 Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
79 Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
80 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
81 Fenwick & West LLP
82 Seyfarth Shaw LLP
83 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
84 Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
85 Blank Rome LLP
86 Locke Lord LLP
87 Norton Rose Fulbright
88 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

PICTURES of PRESTIGE

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

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Dechert LLP

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
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Re: Firm Holiday Swag

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:08 pm

Davis Polk: Popcorn mix
Cravath: Firm mug + starbucks gift card

Going to one of these firms. No pics though, sorry.

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Re: Firm Holiday Swag

Postby cookiejar1 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:20 pm

Remember that this thread will serve as a valuable resource for the Class of 2017 when they are deciding among offers, so be detailed.


lol

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Re: Firm Holiday Swag

Postby KM2016 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:21 pm

cookiejar1 wrote:
Remember that this thread will serve as a valuable resource for the Class of 2017 when they are deciding among offers, so be detailed.


lol

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Re: Firm Holiday Swag

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:24 pm

Debevoise sent both offer (nice mug and $20 Starbucks gift card) and acceptance (iPod Shuffle) gifts. Nothing on the holiday swag front yet. Anyone know if they've sent holiday swag in the past?

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Re: Firm Holiday Swag

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:25 pm

S&C sent a huge gift box tower w/ various goodies and a portable phone charger. My favorite were the choc chip cookies.

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Re: Firm Holiday Swag

Postby toothbrush » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Debevoise sent both offer (nice mug and $20 Starbucks gift card) and acceptance (iPod Shuffle) gifts. Nothing on the holiday swag front yet. Anyone know if they've sent holiday swag in the past?

Debevoise w/ market shattering gifts.

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Re: Firm Holiday Swag

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:32 pm

Skadden & Simpson with the nice gym bags. I actually plan on using mine.

Latham with the finals survival pack that comes in a weird mini-notebook case without the notebook.

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Re: Firm Holiday Swag

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Skadden & Simpson with the nice gym bags. I actually plan on using mine.

Latham with the finals survival pack that comes in a weird mini-notebook case without the notebook.


Simpson's gym bag came after offers were accepted back in September or early Oct.. so it's not really a holiday gift. Skadden's gym bags did come out very recently though.

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Re: Firm Holiday Swag

Postby North » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:38 pm

I mean, I don't think we had a general post-acceptance swag thread this year so this can be that too.

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Re: Firm Holiday Swag

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:39 pm

In addition, At least some Skadden offices also sent delicious brownies...

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Re: Firm Holiday Swag

Postby Elston Gunn » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:39 pm

toothbrush wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Debevoise sent both offer (nice mug and $20 Starbucks gift card) and acceptance (iPod Shuffle) gifts. Nothing on the holiday swag front yet. Anyone know if they've sent holiday swag in the past?

Debevoise w/ market shattering gifts.

My Debevoise mug literally shattered in the mail last year.

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Re: Firm Holiday Swag

Postby North » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:45 pm

Elston Gunn wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Debevoise sent both offer (nice mug and $20 Starbucks gift card) and acceptance (iPod Shuffle) gifts. Nothing on the holiday swag front yet. Anyone know if they've sent holiday swag in the past?

Debevoise w/ market shattering gifts.

My Debevoise mug literally shattered in the mail last year.

:lol:

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Re: Firm Holiday (& other post-acceptance) Swag

Postby North » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:46 pm

Poll added.

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Re: Firm Holiday (& other post-acceptance) Swag

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Debevoise sent both offer (nice mug and $20 Starbucks gift card)


Cravath only sent a mug and a $10 Starbucks gift card . . . just FYI Class of 2017 vault rankings aren't everything

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Re: Firm Holiday (& other post-acceptance) Swag

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:48 pm

Someone told me to carry around my skadden/simpson bag if I wanted to look like a douche.

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Re: Firm Holiday Swag

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:In addition, At least some Skadden offices also sent delicious brownies...

Chicago sent a tin of popcorn. Had a customized lid that said Skadden too.

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Re: Firm Holiday (& other post-acceptance) Swag

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:58 pm

Milbank sent a sweet hoodie

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Re: Firm Holiday (& other post-acceptance) Swag

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Milbank sent a sweet hoodie


When did you get it?

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Re: Firm Holiday (& other post-acceptance) Swag

Postby North » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:06 pm

OP updated with firm choice pro/con rubric

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Re: Firm Holiday (& other post-acceptance) Swag

Postby sweeteavodka » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:12 pm

North wrote:OP updated with firm choice pro/con rubric


Only through 58? Blatant Perkins Coie trolling.

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Re: Firm Holiday (& other post-acceptance) Swag

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:27 pm

Cadwalader sent out a gray fleece-lined vest with the stylized firm name on it. I'll post a picture later. It's pretty nice.

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Re: Firm Holiday (& other post-acceptance) Swag

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Milbank sent a sweet hoodie


When did you get it?



+1 I want to know when to expect a sweet hoodie.

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Re: Firm Holiday (& other post-acceptance) Swag

Postby North » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:37 pm

Random question re: VAULT RANKINGS that I thought of while I was copying and pasting

I think I know the answer, but that means I've been reading TLS wrong for a long time

When people say "I'm at a V30" does that mean "one of the Vault Firms between 30 and 39" or "one of the Vault Firms between 21 and 30"?

So, like, is it correct or incorrect to call Milbank a V30?

This is important because the answer could significantly alter how impressed I am with certain TLSers.

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Re: Firm Holiday (& other post-acceptance) Swag

Postby Cobretti » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:44 pm

North wrote:Random question re: VAULT RANKINGS that I thought of while I was copying and pasting

I think I know the answer, but that means I've been reading TLS wrong for a long time

When people say "I'm at a V30" does that mean "one of the Vault Firms between 30 and 39" or "one of the Vault Firms between 21 and 30"?

So, like, is it correct or incorrect to call Milbank a V30?

This is important because the answer could significantly alter how impressed I am with certain TLSers.

Pretty sure V30 means any firm in the top 30, like how V10 means the top 10 and V5 means the top 5.




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