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Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:27 pm

Does anyone know of someone receiving a Seward & Kissel offer from the NY office? From past threads it looks like they generally extend offers later than other firms do. Would love to know if there has been any movement at all...

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know of someone receiving a Seward & Kissel offer from the NY office? From past threads it looks like they generally extend offers later than other firms do. Would love to know if there has been any movement at all...


Not sure about offers for next summer but they recently laid off half their first-year class. I'd stay away.

Edit: Anon because I know this from someone personally.

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:45 pm

I had a callback two weeks ago and haven't heard anything.

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:01 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know of someone receiving a Seward & Kissel offer from the NY office? From past threads it looks like they generally extend offers later than other firms do. Would love to know if there has been any movement at all...


Not sure about offers for next summer but they recently laid off half their first-year class. I'd stay away.

Edit: Anon because I know this from someone personally.


Really?? They're my top choice so it would be great if anyone could provide some more information on this. I've heard from SAs that their summer class size has remained constant for the past 6 years with a 100% summer offer-acceptance rate. If they were going to lay off first years you would think they would decrease their class size...

To anon: Is your contact on TLS? I would be really grateful if I could PM them.

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby smith2017 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:20 pm

Original anon here. Anyone with information, please PM me.

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:19 pm

Had an offer here which I declined

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Had an offer here which I declined


Mind me asking when your interview was? And when you received the offer? I know my school was on the latter half of the schedule.

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:55 am

Any additional info on layoffs?

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know of someone receiving a Seward & Kissel offer from the NY office? From past threads it looks like they generally extend offers later than other firms do. Would love to know if there has been any movement at all...


Not sure about offers for next summer but they recently laid off half their first-year class. I'd stay away.

Edit: Anon because I know this from someone personally.


Really?? They're my top choice so it would be great if anyone could provide some more information on this. I've heard from SAs that their summer class size has remained constant for the past 6 years with a 100% summer offer-acceptance rate. If they were going to lay off first years you would think they would decrease their class size...

To anon: Is your contact on TLS? I would be really grateful if I could PM them.


I'm the anon quoted. Contact is not on TLS. S/he is a personal friend. And yes, their summer class size has remained the same which makes no sense considering they just laid off 5/10 first years. Clearly they either (1) are terrible at gauging their business and/or (2) have zero regard for their associates.

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know of someone receiving a Seward & Kissel offer from the NY office? From past threads it looks like they generally extend offers later than other firms do. Would love to know if there has been any movement at all...


Not sure about offers for next summer but they recently laid off half their first-year class. I'd stay away.

Edit: Anon because I know this from someone personally.


Really?? They're my top choice so it would be great if anyone could provide some more information on this. I've heard from SAs that their summer class size has remained constant for the past 6 years with a 100% summer offer-acceptance rate. If they were going to lay off first years you would think they would decrease their class size...

To anon: Is your contact on TLS? I would be really grateful if I could PM them.


I'm the anon quoted. Contact is not on TLS. S/he is a personal friend. And yes, their summer class size has remained the same which makes no sense considering they just laid off 5/10 first years. Clearly they either (1) are terrible at gauging their business and/or (2) have zero regard for their associates.


There is no chance they laid off 5/10 first years from a class that looks like it is typically between 10-15. That literally makes no sense. Your source is probably misinformed or exaggerating.

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know of someone receiving a Seward & Kissel offer from the NY office? From past threads it looks like they generally extend offers later than other firms do. Would love to know if there has been any movement at all...


Not sure about offers for next summer but they recently laid off half their first-year class. I'd stay away.

Edit: Anon because I know this from someone personally.


Really?? They're my top choice so it would be great if anyone could provide some more information on this. I've heard from SAs that their summer class size has remained constant for the past 6 years with a 100% summer offer-acceptance rate. If they were going to lay off first years you would think they would decrease their class size...

To anon: Is your contact on TLS? I would be really grateful if I could PM them.


I'm the anon quoted. Contact is not on TLS. S/he is a personal friend. And yes, their summer class size has remained the same which makes no sense considering they just laid off 5/10 first years. Clearly they either (1) are terrible at gauging their business and/or (2) have zero regard for their associates.


There is no chance they laid off 5/10 first years from a class that looks like it is typically between 10-15. That literally makes no sense. Your source is probably misinformed or exaggerating.


I was told it was close to half. Take that for what you will.

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:43 pm

Do you know when the layoffs took place? All associates that started in 2016 are still listed on firm website.

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:07 pm

their summer class size has remained the same which makes no sense considering they just laid off 5/10 first years. Clearly they either (1) are terrible at gauging their business and/or (2) have zero regard for their associates.


Don't layoffs usually happen after performance reviews? It's strange that you would hear of so many layoffs happening very recently. Also considering its strength and longstanding reputation built up in particular practice areas, I doubt the firm is "terrible at gauging their business."

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:47 pm

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their summer class size has remained the same which makes no sense considering they just laid off 5/10 first years. Clearly they either (1) are terrible at gauging their business and/or (2) have zero regard for their associates.


Don't layoffs usually happen after performance reviews? It's strange that you would hear of so many layoffs happening very recently. Also considering its strength and longstanding reputation built up in particular practice areas, I doubt the firm is "terrible at gauging their business."


Strange that a firm can supposedly lay off half their first year class and Above the Law wouldn't be all over that. Sounds fishy.

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know of someone receiving a Seward & Kissel offer from the NY office? From past threads it looks like they generally extend offers later than other firms do. Would love to know if there has been any movement at all...


Not sure about offers for next summer but they recently laid off half their first-year class. I'd stay away.

Edit: Anon because I know this from someone personally.


Really?? They're my top choice so it would be great if anyone could provide some more information on this. I've heard from SAs that their summer class size has remained constant for the past 6 years with a 100% summer offer-acceptance rate. If they were going to lay off first years you would think they would decrease their class size...

To anon: Is your contact on TLS? I would be really grateful if I could PM them.


Curios as to why they would be your top choice....

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
their summer class size has remained the same which makes no sense considering they just laid off 5/10 first years. Clearly they either (1) are terrible at gauging their business and/or (2) have zero regard for their associates.


Don't layoffs usually happen after performance reviews? It's strange that you would hear of so many layoffs happening very recently. Also considering its strength and longstanding reputation built up in particular practice areas, I doubt the firm is "terrible at gauging their business."


Strange that a firm can supposedly lay off half their first year class and Above the Law wouldn't be all over that. Sounds fishy.

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby EnviroNerd » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:03 am

email ding yesterday evening

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Re: Seward & Kissel Offer News?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:51 pm

can confirm the seward layoff news.



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