JFO1833 wrote:TheoO wrote:. I doubt a stone will be forced to cadwalader, fried frank or orrick. White & Case and Willkie are more reasonable.
I have mixed feelings about this sentiment. Even if this is true, having offers from these firms on the table is not necessarily a bad thing. In some cases, the right firm may not be the highest vault ranked and the chance to consider different offers may be valuable. In doing the call back process and giving a lower ranked firm a chance you may find you like it better.
Additional offers might also be helpful if you have unusual interests and may want to split firms or offices. Different firms have different policies on these kinds of things and the more options on the table, the more likely you can find a combination that will work.
There a lot of situations in which I'd say you're right. If someone says they want to go to Ropes over, say, Simpson, because something they just seem to click or really "liked the people" (they are unlikely to even end up working with 2 years from now) or something else just appealed to them: yea, sure. This is not one of those cases, though.