2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:32 am

Anyone get an offer from Skadden NYC yet? If so what was the turnaround time after your callback?

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:NY offices of K&E, Simpson and Skadden have extended offers this week.

What is your source re: STB offers? Do you know how many days between CB --> offer was?

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:38 am

What would constitute a "few days?" I had a callback on Thursday last week and it went well, the recruiting person said immediately afterwards that the reviews were already good, etc and I would be told in a "few days." Furthermore I made it clear that if I heard early this week I would be able to readjust my oci schedule and have a much smaller bid list (as I would at least strongly consider this offer if it was made) and the recruiting contact seemed very receptive to the whole thing.

Anyway my oci bids are due in 48 hrs and I don't know whether I should follow up, if thats appropriate, or if I am just being neurotic.

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What would constitute a "few days?" I had a callback on Thursday last week and it went well, the recruiting person said immediately afterwards that the reviews were already good, etc and I would be told in a "few days." Furthermore I made it clear that if I heard early this week I would be able to readjust my oci schedule and have a much smaller bid list (as I would at least strongly consider this offer if it was made) and the recruiting contact seemed very receptive to the whole thing.

Anyway my oci bids are due in 48 hrs and I don't know whether I should follow up, if thats appropriate, or if I am just being neurotic.


It has only been 4 business days. I'd say wait.

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:NY offices of K&E, Simpson and Skadden have extended offers this week.

What is your source re: STB offers? Do you know how many days between CB --> offer was?


I had a CB on a Thursday and a phone call with an offer the following Tuesday evening.

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What would constitute a "few days?" I had a callback on Thursday last week and it went well, the recruiting person said immediately afterwards that the reviews were already good, etc and I would be told in a "few days." Furthermore I made it clear that if I heard early this week I would be able to readjust my oci schedule and have a much smaller bid list (as I would at least strongly consider this offer if it was made) and the recruiting contact seemed very receptive to the whole thing.

Anyway my oci bids are due in 48 hrs and I don't know whether I should follow up, if thats appropriate, or if I am just being neurotic.


So you basically told them that if you hear from them soon (close to an ultimatum), you're willing to cut your bid list because there are only a few firms that you prefer over them? I hope for your sake it didn't come out as arrogant as it reads to me.

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What would constitute a "few days?" I had a callback on Thursday last week and it went well, the recruiting person said immediately afterwards that the reviews were already good, etc and I would be told in a "few days." Furthermore I made it clear that if I heard early this week I would be able to readjust my oci schedule and have a much smaller bid list (as I would at least strongly consider this offer if it was made) and the recruiting contact seemed very receptive to the whole thing.

Anyway my oci bids are due in 48 hrs and I don't know whether I should follow up, if thats appropriate, or if I am just being neurotic.


So you basically told them that if you hear from them soon (close to an ultimatum), you're willing to cut your bid list because there are only a few firms that you prefer over them? I hope for your sake it didn't come out as arrogant as it reads to me.


Essentially yes. It was my answer in response to would you take an offer if we gave one to you right now and not do oci? I thought it was a decent middle ground answer.

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What would constitute a "few days?" I had a callback on Thursday last week and it went well, the recruiting person said immediately afterwards that the reviews were already good, etc and I would be told in a "few days." Furthermore I made it clear that if I heard early this week I would be able to readjust my oci schedule and have a much smaller bid list (as I would at least strongly consider this offer if it was made) and the recruiting contact seemed very receptive to the whole thing.

Anyway my oci bids are due in 48 hrs and I don't know whether I should follow up, if thats appropriate, or if I am just being neurotic.


So you basically told them that if you hear from them soon (close to an ultimatum), you're willing to cut your bid list because there are only a few firms that you prefer over them? I hope for your sake it didn't come out as arrogant as it reads to me.


Essentially yes. It was my answer in response to would you take an offer if we gave one to you right now and not do oci? I thought it was a decent middle ground answer.


If it was in response to that question, it's not as bad as I first read it and thought you just offered it up when they said it went well and would let you know soon. But it's also not likely to lead to an offer -- at least on your timeline. If they ask you that (which is kinda crappy), they're gauging your actual interest and they want people in pre-OCI who really want the firm, and so they can go into OCI knowing how many slots still need to be filled. You just told them that they are your safety net and leverage.

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:43 pm

Anyone w/ CBs at DC firms know when I can hear back with an offer/rejection? I know it's within 2 weeks, but if I interviewed yesterday, do you think I can expect a response by Monday or Tuesday of next week?

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:00 pm

Any pre-OCI screeners/cb's for below-median students from T-14?

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone get an offer from Skadden NYC yet? If so what was the turnaround time after your callback?


Received call on a Tuesday night from someone I met at CB on a Monday night

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any pre-OCI screeners/cb's for below-median students from T-14?


CB + offer. But I applied there during 1L and didn't get an offer so I guess they already knew me.

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:42 pm

Interview or CB scheduled with Robinson & Cole. Anyone know anything about them?

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any pre-OCI screeners/cb's for below-median students from T-14?


CB + offer. But I applied there during 1L and didn't get an offer so I guess they already knew me.


can you reveal what firm and what market?

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:20 pm

CB with Nixon DC

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any pre-OCI screeners/cb's for below-median students from T-14?


CB + offer. But I applied there during 1L and didn't get an offer so I guess they already knew me.


can you reveal what firm and what market?


NYC V20. Sorry, don't want to say the specific firm.

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:34 pm

Sidley DC callbacks

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any pre-OCI screeners/cb's for below-median students from T-14?


CB + offer. But I applied there during 1L and didn't get an offer so I guess they already knew me.


can you reveal what firm and what market?


NYC V20. Sorry, don't want to say the specific firm.


no worries! I thought it was a particular DC firm that I recently had a callback at (they knew me as a 1L too)

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:29 pm

Fried Frank DC callback today.
Last edited by Anonymous User on Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:29 pm

*Deleted due to duplication.*

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:52 pm

Got invited to do a "screen interview" at the firm's office and was told I will be there for an hour. Any experience with this? Firm explicitly said it was a screener, but sounds somewhere in between a screener and a callback. I should still expect an intermediate/callback stage in between that and a potential offer/ding, yeah?

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:37 pm

^ C&B, right?

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:47 pm

Yes. Tell me more.

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:02 am

Is it too late to mass mail?

Anonymous User
Posts: 316234
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: 2016 Pre-OCI Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:18 am

Anonymous User wrote:^ C&B, right?

What do you know about the way they do pre-OCI interviews?



Return to “Legal Employment?

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.