Have you considered... Delaware?

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:14 am

Does anyone know more about pay increases and bonuses in te DE firms?

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:44 pm

Declined my offer at one of the big 4. Offer came about 2 weeks after CB.

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:01 pm

any Potter movement?

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:23 pm

Not that I've heard -- sorry.

I know of a Richards offer, though, and my understanding is they are offering on a rolling basis.

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know more about pay increases and bonuses in te DE firms?


5% per year per class. which is quickly WAY below other markets.

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:12 pm

^thanks! I guess making mid-upper 100s in DE isn't too terrible.

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:17 pm

plus if you can't live with it later, leave. people mostly don't because the idea of NYC pay in exchange for NYC hours sounds real bad especially when you work w NYC counsel and know how bad they have it.

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:19 pm

Are you sayng you only work until 7 pm in DE? I thought you also work big law hours (til 9 or 10)?

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:42 am

The gist that I got when interviewing is that the hours are long but doable. I don't think the expectation is there to be there late (9-10) too often, unless there is something that needs to get done. And there will be times when things need to get done.
Everyone I interviewed with at Young Conaway seemed to think their hours were the best of the Wilmington firms, and no other firms I interviewed with in the city made comparable statements.

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:54 pm

For me, anyway, the hours are very bimodal. I get in at 9 and either leave at 7 or midnight to 2 a.m. (because of a filing).

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:30 pm

Have you gotten any sense of what practice groups get crushed more often?
BK, corp trans, lit?

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:18 am

Based on what multiple firms told me, it seems like 10-7 (I don't know why but everyone said they came in around 10)

Also, some firms have a higher billable hour requirement in Lit than any other practice.

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:53 am

Have you gotten any sense of what practice groups get crushed more often?
BK, corp trans, lit?


i've heard horror stories out of each of these groups and also seen each get very slow during my time in DE. opinions probably let you own your schedule the most (that's not corp trans, mind you) but i would rather do 16 hours a day of lit than 7 a day of alt entity opinions

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby MoreCowbell » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:06 pm

So, anyone have any information on offer time tables from DE? I had callbacks with both RLF and Skadden two and a half weeks ago and have nothing but radio silence to show of it. Should all hope be lost at this point?

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby pancakes3 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:08 pm

Learned about OP in Corp today. That is all.

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:16 pm

MoreCowbell wrote:So, anyone have any information on offer time tables from DE? I had callbacks with both RLF and Skadden two and a half weeks ago and have nothing but radio silence to show of it. Should all hope be lost at this point?


For RLF I'd bet a good amount of money you're on a wait list til they see everyone or hear back from offers that are out. Reason for saying that is I know someone who had a CB on a Thursday and got an offer Tuesday. I had a CB on a Wednesday & was dinged like the following Saturday or something via snail mail.

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:28 pm

RLF keeps a waitlist, and it can take quite some time to hear from them.

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:47 pm

MoreCowbell wrote:So, anyone have any information on offer time tables from DE? I had callbacks with both RLF and Skadden two and a half weeks ago and have nothing but radio silence to show of it. Should all hope be lost at this point?


I had a callback with RLF on a Thursday and an offer on a Tuesday. I am releasing the offer today, though, so good luck!
Generally, i think they offer pretty quickly after the CB and then hold a bunch for yield.

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:03 pm

In DE (and other secondary markets) no immediate news should be taken as good news. A lot of these places will ding right away so if you make it past that, then you're still in the running. It's been happening to me.

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:57 pm

Snail mail ding at RLF. CB over a month ago

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:43 pm

any PA movement?

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:52 pm

Offer today. I'm accepting somewhere else though so hopefully it goes to someone here!

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Offer today. I'm accepting somewhere else though so hopefully it goes to someone here!


Congrats on the success all around! Would you mind sharing stats and when your CB was?

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:47 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Offer today. I'm accepting somewhere else though so hopefully it goes to someone here!


Congrats on the success all around! Would you mind sharing stats and when your CB was?


Callback was a couple weeks ago; I'm at a lower T14 with no Del ties, a bit below median

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Re: Have you considered... Delaware?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Based on what multiple firms told me, it seems like 10-7 (I don't know why but everyone said they came in around 10)

Also, some firms have a higher billable hour requirement in Lit than any other practice.


In my group [Big 4 corp trans], hours are usually 9 to 7 or 8. That being said, if you're particularly busy you could be there into the AM hours.




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