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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

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DPW Menlo and MoFo SF CBs

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:25 pm

Any Gibson offers or dings post-callback?

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any Gibson offers or dings post-callback?


Would love to know about this as well

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby LilZ » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:39 am

Anonymous User wrote:weil sv email ding

Post-CB?

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:39 am

How picky is Fenwick regarding grades? Most of my friends either have callbacks or dings at this point. I got a lovely follow up email from an interviewer saying the firm enjoyed meeting me and will be in touch soon.

Are CB and rejection decisions made over the weekend? My assumption is hiring committees only meet on weekdays--is this assumption correct?

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:40 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Is it a good or bad sign if a firm sends voluntary self-id forms to you and you've confirmed that other screeners didn't get it ? I'm leaning towards it doesnt matter lol



what firm?


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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

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chicken_tenders wrote:I would love to know if callbacks went out of Morgan Lewis LA



Just got a rejection email from them


Did anyone get a generic recruiting email "we are considering you and will reach a decision soon" a few days after the interview with Morgan Lewis? Does this come before the ding?

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

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chicken_tenders wrote:I would love to know if callbacks went out of Morgan Lewis LA



Just got a rejection email from them


Did anyone get a generic recruiting email "we are considering you and will reach a decision soon" a few days after the interview with Morgan Lewis? Does this come before the ding?


I think that bodes well actually. I got the rejection email without getting the "we are still considering you" email. Good luck to you!

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:03 pm

Has anyone received an orrick offer yet?

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:40 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:anyone hear from Goodwin sf/sv?


I have done a CB with Goodwin SV


Did one with Goodwin SF almost 2 weeks ago and no word.

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

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chicken_tenders wrote:I would love to know if callbacks went out of Morgan Lewis LA



Just got a rejection email from them


Did anyone get a generic recruiting email "we are considering you and will reach a decision soon" a few days after the interview with Morgan Lewis? Does this come before the ding?


I think that bodes well actually. I got the rejection email without getting the "we are still considering you" email. Good luck to you!

omg thank you! this gives me hope as I have NO callbacks yet!

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:
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chicken_tenders wrote:I would love to know if callbacks went out of Morgan Lewis LA



Just got a rejection email from them


Did anyone get a generic recruiting email "we are considering you and will reach a decision soon" a few days after the interview with Morgan Lewis? Does this come before the ding?


I think that bodes well actually. I got the rejection email without getting the "we are still considering you" email. Good luck to you!

omg thank you! this gives me hope as I have NO callbacks yet!


I hope you get positive responses from firms you are still waiting on--good luck!!!

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:38 am

do rejections come by email only these days, or do I have snail mail dings to look forward to? :(

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby SmokeytheBear » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:58 pm

Posted this on the LA thread as well, but want you guys to read it too.

Guys, come on. I have done maybe a dozen or so callback interviews or lunches/dinners so far and it seems like people are just not trying (yes, I am at a top, top firm on whatever ranking you want to consider). I very must dislike the question "Why do you want to be at [my firm]?" because it's the kind of canned question I have to ask when conversation has run dry. And I've asked it to 10 of 12 people.

What is worse? Only one of those people could say something intelligent about a deal or case my office has handled.

"You guys do a lot of transactional work" is not an answer.

Spend ten minutes (it should only take five) to look on the firm's website to see what deals the office has done recently (every firm highlights recent work by an office -- and some will link to recent deals on people's bio pages). It takes so little effort you could do it while you're valeting your car. And it will go miles.

Please try.

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby CalSquared » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:50 pm

Did pre-OCI interviews with Gibson SF (got an offer the next day) and Fenwick (got an offer 3 days later).

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:10 pm

Latham SF and SV gave me contradicting timelines...is hiring decentralized at these offices?

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby lebongenre » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:23 pm

SmokeytheBear wrote:Posted this on the LA thread as well, but want you guys to read it too.

Guys, come on. I have done maybe a dozen or so callback interviews or lunches/dinners so far and it seems like people are just not trying (yes, I am at a top, top firm on whatever ranking you want to consider). I very must dislike the question "Why do you want to be at [my firm]?" because it's the kind of canned question I have to ask when conversation has run dry. And I've asked it to 10 of 12 people.

What is worse? Only one of those people could say something intelligent about a deal or case my office has handled.

"You guys do a lot of transactional work" is not an answer.

Spend ten minutes (it should only take five) to look on the firm's website to see what deals the office has done recently (every firm highlights recent work by an office -- and some will link to recent deals on people's bio pages). It takes so little effort you could do it while you're valeting your car. And it will go miles.

Please try.


Do you have any suggestions for how 2Ls can address the deals the office has done w/o treading into (potentially) ignorant assumptions about corporate practice? I was able to get an offer that I'm happy with by focusing on the firm/corporate group's position within the local market, but I couldn't really think of a "safe" way to bring up recent deals other than to talk about how I liked that the firm works a lot w/XYZ industry.

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby SmokeytheBear » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:29 pm

lebongenre wrote:
SmokeytheBear wrote:Posted this on the LA thread as well, but want you guys to read it too.

Guys, come on. I have done maybe a dozen or so callback interviews or lunches/dinners so far and it seems like people are just not trying (yes, I am at a top, top firm on whatever ranking you want to consider). I very must dislike the question "Why do you want to be at [my firm]?" because it's the kind of canned question I have to ask when conversation has run dry. And I've asked it to 10 of 12 people.

What is worse? Only one of those people could say something intelligent about a deal or case my office has handled.

"You guys do a lot of transactional work" is not an answer.

Spend ten minutes (it should only take five) to look on the firm's website to see what deals the office has done recently (every firm highlights recent work by an office -- and some will link to recent deals on people's bio pages). It takes so little effort you could do it while you're valeting your car. And it will go miles.

Please try.


Do you have any suggestions for how 2Ls can address the deals the office has done w/o treading into (potentially) ignorant assumptions about corporate practice? I was able to get an offer that I'm happy with by focusing on the firm/corporate group's position within the local market, but I couldn't really think of a "safe" way to bring up recent deals other than to talk about how I liked that the firm works a lot w/XYZ industry.


Really it doesnt take much. Mostly I just want to know that the recruit tried. Something like "I saw you guys recently did [x], were you involved in that deal?" Or "I saw that you were involved in the [x] deal--that seems pretty cool. Can you tell me a bit about it?" Every lawyer likes talking about a deal the've been on, so you really aren't doing much else other than teeing it up for the attorney. I just want to see that you tried to look at what we do. If you can talk intelligently about the industry or the client, bonus points.

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:51 pm

SmokeytheBear wrote: It takes so little effort you could do it while you're valeting your car.


lol

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:38 pm

Goodwin SF ding

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:20 am

Anyone heard from:

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:20 am

what is the typical turnaround time from cb to offer/ding for LA firms? school is very nyc-centric, so i'm not sure what to expect here

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:Wilson sonsini and pepper Hamilton dings


Mail or email?

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Latham SF and SV gave me contradicting timelines...is hiring decentralized at these offices?


Each office handles its own hiring, so timelines will likely vary from one to another

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Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:46 pm

Still haven't heard anything from Gibson LA after a screener 2+ weeks ago. I'm assuming that's a ding.



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