Most hours billed in a day/week/month

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby jd20132013 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Well at least this puts studying for the bar in perspective...



Oh, you have no idea

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:44 pm

V10 Litigator (posted from the office on July 4th)

Day: 19.2
Week: 99.2
Month: 355

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby almondjoy » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:V10 Litigator (posted from the office on July 4th)

Day: 19.2
Week: 99.2
Month: 355

Be honest, you were a little peeved you didn’t get to 100

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby sharklet » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:58 pm

Mid-level US corporate associate (Magic Circle):
Month: 330
Week: 140 (felt near death)
Day: 24
That was for a high-yield bond. It was grueling.

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:04 pm

Day: 24 hours (more than once)
Week: 105 hours
Month: 290 hours

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:27 pm

4th year DC regulatory at one of the traditional hometown firms.

Day: 14ish?
Week: ~70
Month: 225

It’s a good gig.

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:21 pm

I used to think anyone who said they were billing 24 hours in a day was obviously lying.

Then I did last week. Fuck it. If I'm up for 50 hours straight in a conference room dealing with this bullshit, I'm absolutely billing the time I spend taking a shit.


Day: 24
Week: 91
Month: 275

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:38 pm

Is it unethical to bill 24 hours a day? I went to a double-all nighter negotiation where we were all in one conference room for three days, two nights. No one left except to use the bathroom, pick up Seamless orders and grab coffee from a nearby coffee shop. Smelled terrible. But did not pause my timer for those small 2 to 10 minute breaks.

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby Whatislaw » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:47 am

300 hours for a month. Full disclosure it was a big month (i.e. 31 days not 28).

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby RedGiant » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:05 am

Month: 250
week: dunno--90 ish?
day: 57 (three day closing at Cravath). I took a 2 hr nap on the morning of day 3 under my desk. A binder pillow never felt so good.

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby 4LTsPointingNorth » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:01 am

day: 57? I don't think we have the same understanding of the maximum number of hours in a day.

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:06 am

First year associate: day 14, week not sure, month 230

Not sure how anyone makes it after billing 250+ for months on end. Also, isn't death a serious concern at a 3-day closing where you get a few hours of sleep? Not even joking, many people have died from far less

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:24 am

Satellite in HTX, mid-level

Most in a month: 390
Most in a week: 124 (which followed a 116 week...)
Most in a day: 24 (yes, you are billing on the toilet)

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:19 pm

v30 secondary market corporate attorney.

Day - 24. I have done this a few times due to multiple transactions firing on all cylinders at once. I don't this is as uncommon as some of the other posters have said, especially if dealing with multiple time zones/jurisdictions on a closing.

Week - 96. Unfortunately this just happened recently. Short-fuse deal that required a ton of paper to be generated for several reasons. Definitely the sort of thing where you get into the zone and don't even realize the total hours worked until your through closing and have a moment to reflect. Not sustainable and I had to take a few days off after to recharge.

Month - 250ish. I have had a couple 250s stacked back to back to back but never came close to 300 in a month. I don't know that my work product would be very good over 250 in a month and hope I don't ever need to find out!

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Re: Most hours billed in a day/week/month

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:02 pm

First-year corporate litigation, mid-law

Worst month: 170
Worst week: 48
Worst day: 11

I average 140-160 a month (6 months in)



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