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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby chuckbass » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:43 pm

Didn't even know they had a Philly office

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:47 pm

Heard from people at both MLB and DM that they raised to $155k not long after Dechert bumped to $160k. But haven't seen anything online to verify that, and figured that kind of news would have gotten out at this point.

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby chuckbass » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:13 am

aep11 wrote:Likely that MLB and probably DM will match.

Interesting to see if Blank/Pepper/Ballard/Drinker move at all before recruiting season starts.

Would be very interested to see if this group moves up. Would there be a good chance that they at least move up within a couple of years?

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:35 am

It looks like Drinker is now at 145. http://www.drinkerbiddle.com/Templates/ ... 20Form.pdf

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:09 am

What Philly firms are known for real estate development?

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:32 am

Anonymous User wrote:What Philly firms are known for real estate development?


http://www.chambersandpartners.com/1293 ... torial/5/1

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby chuckbass » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:48 pm

Vault is listing Pepper Hamilton at $150k for Philly, but I'm thinking this is a mistake (contradicts NALP, but also lists SA pay as $2700/wk which would correlate with $140k): http://www.vault.com/company-profiles/law/pepper-hamilton-llp/company-overview.aspx

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby BlueLotus » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:52 pm

How is the Philly market for small firms doing family law/immigration? How about public interest (specifically legal aid)? Not interested in BigLaw in the slightest.

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:22 am

Anyone have any experience for what medianish at CCN looks like with super strong philly ties? I'm already mass mailing so i'm more looking for assurance as anything anyone says won't change how I act. I'm kinda worried they'll wonder why I just didn't go to penn.

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Re: Philadelphia Market

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:54 pm

Dechert, Morgan, Pepper Hamilton, and Drinker are all now $160k, it just hasn't been publicized yet. Wouldn't be surprised if there were others (Blank, Ballard) but have yet to hear.

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby chuckbass » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:30 pm

Yeeeeeeeee

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:Dechert, Morgan, Pepper Hamilton, and Drinker are all now $160k, it just hasn't been publicized yet. Wouldn't be surprised if there were others (Blank, Ballard) but have yet to hear.


I heard Pepper had moved to 150. Did they raise again?

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:Dechert, Morgan, Pepper Hamilton, and Drinker are all now $160k, it just hasn't been publicized yet. Wouldn't be surprised if there were others (Blank, Ballard) but have yet to hear.

Source?

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:00 am

Rumor is that Pepper only went to 150

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:58 am

Danger Zone wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Dechert, Morgan, Pepper Hamilton, and Drinker are all now $160k, it just hasn't been publicized yet. Wouldn't be surprised if there were others (Blank, Ballard) but have yet to hear.

Source?


Philly firms that have raised:

Pepper at 150k: https://www.nalpdirectory.com/employer_ ... #collapse1

Drinker at 160k: http://www.nalpdirectory.com/employer_p ... hCondJSON=

Morgan at 160k: http://www.nalpdirectory.com/employer_p ... hCondJSON=

Baker Hostetler at 150k: http://www.nalpdirectory.com/employer_p ... hCondJSON=

Akin Gump at 160k: http://www.nalpdirectory.com/employer_p ... ndJSON=%7B

Dechert at 160k: http://www.nalpdirectory.com/employer_p ... hCondJSON=

Also, DLA Piper is at 160k in Philly, and Reed Smith is at 145k. No word form Cozen (135k), Blank Rome (140k), or Ballard (135k). I heard a rumor that Duane has gone to 160k but I haven't seen anything to confirm that.

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby chuckbass » Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:12 pm

Why aren't firms making big announcements about these raises? Especially considering we're going into OCI.

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:59 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:Why aren't firms making big announcements about these raises? Especially considering we're going into OCI.


If you are serious about working in Philly, you will interview with nearly all these firms. If starting salary is a selling point, firms will make that known to you.

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:03 pm

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scottidsntknow wrote:Why aren't firms making big announcements about these raises? Especially considering we're going into OCI.


If you are serious about working in Philly, you will interview with nearly all these firms. If starting salary is a selling point, firms will make that known to you.

I interviewed with all of the Philly firms and NONE of them brought up salary.

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby chuckbass » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:08 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
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scottidsntknow wrote:Why aren't firms making big announcements about these raises? Especially considering we're going into OCI.


If you are serious about working in Philly, you will interview with nearly all these firms. If starting salary is a selling point, firms will make that known to you.

I interviewed with all of the Philly firms and NONE of them brought up salary.

Yeah isn't salary also something you'd save to discuss when you're choosing between offers?

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby rrwwa » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:06 pm

Anyone know anything about DLA Piper's summer program in Philly? I can't find any info on NALP or their website really, but they have a posting for Philadelphia SA applications on their career site. Really just looking for information on how many they have hired in past summers/how many they anticipate this year.

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:19 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
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scottidsntknow wrote:Why aren't firms making big announcements about these raises? Especially considering we're going into OCI.


If you are serious about working in Philly, you will interview with nearly all these firms. If starting salary is a selling point, firms will make that known to you.

I interviewed with all of the Philly firms and NONE of them brought up salary.


Sorry, what I meant is that the starting salary information won't be a secret, and that by OCI, most firms will have updated NALP or their websites. It's not going to come up during interviews unless you ask about it, which I strongly discourage doing.

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:11 pm

Any more movement from other firms? Have Duane or Cozen raised?

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby chuckbass » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any more movement from other firms? Have Duane or Cozen raised?

Also interested in this. Looks like nothing public still from these or Blank Rome and Ballard.

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Re: Philadelphia Market

Postby BlueLotus » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:11 am

How does Rutgers-Camden fare in the Philly legal market? Asking for a friend.




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