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Big Win Celebration?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:44 am

Does your practice group throw some type of celebration after a BIG win?

If so, are we talking about heading to a lunch, the local bar, country club, the Ritz, the firm or ...?

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Re: Big Win Celebration?

Postby Jay2716 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:22 am

Happy hour.

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Re: Big Win Celebration?

Postby Lincoln » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:51 am

The team who worked on the matter usually does a big, boozy dinner in the private dining room of some fancy restaurant.

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Re: Big Win Celebration?

Postby jkpolk » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:00 pm

Lincoln wrote:The team who worked on the matter usually does a big, boozy dinner in the private dining room of some fancy restaurant.


Same. At least that's how it starts :lol:

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Re: Big Win Celebration?

Postby 2014 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:45 pm

Corporate, so "win" is generally closing (or in some cases signing if particularly challenging to get there), but what normally happens is someone sends a nice email thanking everyone and promising to convene celebratory drinks and then no celebratory drinks ever happen. Instead everyone moves onto their other matters which had fallen by the wayside leading up to the celebratory milestone.

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Re: Big Win Celebration?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:54 pm

Not in big law or even private practice, but fwiw: After a favorable verdict the trial team usually gets to take the rest of the day off, and as far as I can tell they pretty much go home and sleep/try to dig out of the mess that’s accumulated while in trial.

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Re: Big Win Celebration?

Postby unlicensedpotato » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:03 pm

I distinguish between (1) finishing a brief/purchase agreement/something that needs to be filed by a deadline, which is normally a happy hour and take the rest of the day off, and (2) closing dinner, which is the boozy private dinner.

So the "win" is the extravagant one, goal markers are still nice to celebrate though.

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Re: Big Win Celebration?

Postby foregetaboutdre » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:26 pm

2014 wrote:Corporate, so "win" is generally closing (or in some cases signing if particularly challenging to get there), but what normally happens is someone sends a nice email thanking everyone and promising to convene celebratory drinks and then no celebratory drinks ever happen. Instead everyone moves onto their other matters which had fallen by the wayside leading up to the celebratory milestone.


Happens in lit too... Classic I owe you guys some drinks and it gets forgotten about once everyone is slammed.

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Re: Big Win Celebration?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:25 am

At my firm it varies by the group leader/partner. Most groups celebrate regularly, but sadly others do not.



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