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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:What has the turn around time been like for the NY office?


I got my offer the day after the callback.

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:25 am

uh-oh, interviewed wednesday and haven't heard

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:the dc office hiring committee meets every friday.


I interviewed in the middle of the week and received an offer the next day.

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:uh-oh, interviewed wednesday and haven't heard


I am the previous poster who heard from GDC NY the day after.

I had my interview Tuesday morning and heard Wednesday around 5pm. So it's quite possible that the hiring committee meets either Tuesday night or Wednesday afternoon and you just missed the weekly cycle. I wouldn't worry about it until a week passes.

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:15 am

I interviewed at Gibson in DC on Friday. When did Friday interviewers in DC hear back about offers? People said that the committee meets on Fridays but I'm not sure if that means I have to wait about a week or not.

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:13 pm

I interviewed in DC Friday afternoon (including dinner) and heard back Monday afternoon.

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:08 am

Recently accepted an offer at the DC office! Very excited :)

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:23 pm

sigh...guess that means i'm out.

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:30 pm

^ Why? I'm also waiting, though my CB wasn't the best, but I interviewed right before Labor Day (so Friday must be the day that the committee next met). For all the talk of OCI winding up...frankly...how? GULC and other schools, even though they have OCI later, are only just over 2 weeks out of OCI. Callbacks are still being given at firms (I got one today).

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:49 pm

I had a callback with GDC NY this morning, got an offer this evening :D

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had a callback with GDC NY this morning, got an offer this evening :D


Congrats!! If only the GDC would be so kind as to give me one now :(

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:31 pm

I'm considering taking an offer at GDC (in cali) and was wondering what you guys find attractive about the firm? (aside from vault, chambers, ATL)

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm considering taking an offer at GDC (in cali) and was wondering what you guys find attractive about the firm? (aside from vault, chambers, ATL)


Free market system (even as a junior associate), relatively low leverage, chill culture, awesome litigation practice (tons of SCOTUS cases)

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:47 pm

I got the impression of a pretty chill culture too...what was your perception of the culture?

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:52 pm

Has anyone heard anything negative about GDC's smaller offices in Denver, Dallas, etc.? I'm thinking of accepting an offer at one.

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:18 am

Anonymous User wrote:I got the impression of a pretty chill culture too...what was your perception of the culture?


Everyone I talked to was very friendly, but that was the case of 90% of the interviews I went on for other firms. However, one of the partners told me that in regards to partner-associate relations, not only is being an ass not encouraged, it's not tolerated. Also, the partners made a point to call attention to their relatively low leverage ratio (2.5?:1) and how they could be making a ton more money if they raised the number, but that there was a consensus that this would kill the culture and the ratio was kept as is.

So, after all this wave of sunshine and rainbows, has anyone heard any negative things about the firm that we should know about?

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:44 am

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Anonymous User wrote:I got the impression of a pretty chill culture too...what was your perception of the culture?


Everyone I talked to was very friendly, but that was the case of 90% of the interviews I went on for other firms. However, one of the partners told me that in regards to partner-associate relations, not only is being an ass not encouraged, it's not tolerated. Also, the partners made a point to call attention to their relatively low leverage ratio (2.5?:1) and how they could be making a ton more money if they raised the number, but that there was a consensus that this would kill the culture and the ratio was kept as is.

So, after all this wave of sunshine and rainbows, has anyone heard any negative things about the firm that we should know about?


Well, I haven't received an offer, that's negative right?

No, but really, its a great firm.

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:41 am

Are all of these positive comments about the firm culture only in response to the question about the smaller offices?

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:55 am

My friends who interviewed in LA and SF loved the culture there.

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:32 pm

What aspects of the culture did they like? What is it about GDC that makes people love it so much?

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm considering taking an offer at GDC (in cali) and was wondering what you guys find attractive about the firm? (aside from vault, chambers, ATL)


Which office? Anyone heard from the LA office?

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I'm considering taking an offer at GDC (in cali) and was wondering what you guys find attractive about the firm? (aside from vault, chambers, ATL)


Which office? Anyone heard from the LA office?


palo alto

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:15 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I'm considering taking an offer at GDC (in cali) and was wondering what you guys find attractive about the firm? (aside from vault, chambers, ATL)


Which office? Anyone heard from the LA office?


LA has a hold group, FYI.

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:37 pm

what about the NY office culture?

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Re: Gibson Dunn

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are all of these positive comments about the firm culture only in response to the question about the smaller offices?


I'd like to know this too since I asked the small office question




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