2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:39 pm

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50K. End of year bonus for first years was 54-90k; second years between 75-95k.


And post-clerks count as second years, right?


Yep.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

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50K. End of year bonus for first years was 54-90k; second years between 75-95k.


And post-clerks count as second years, right?


Yep.


Hot damn! Was there any indication that those bonuses were only that high because it was a strong year at Hueston, or is there an expectation that bonuses will remain at that level going forward?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby FascinatedWanderer » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:44 pm

Is it 70k for 2 clerkships?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:13 am

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50K. End of year bonus for first years was 54-90k; second years between 75-95k.


And post-clerks count as second years, right?


Yep.


Hot damn! Was there any indication that those bonuses were only that high because it was a strong year at Hueston, or is there an expectation that bonuses will remain at that level going forward?


Our understanding is that they will remain at that level.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Border_Ruffian » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:42 am

Am working in LA this summer and clerking COA 2018-2019. Would love the chance to learn more about Hueston Hennigan from those with knowledge on this thread.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:45 pm

Callback from McDermott Chicago. Still nothing from Kirkland or Latham.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Callback from McDermott Chicago. Still nothing from Kirkland or Latham.


I haven't received a ding, or anything else, from Kirkland or Sidley. And I'm going on two comparable callbacks next week. It's weird.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Callback from McDermott Chicago. Still nothing from Kirkland or Latham.


Just curious, where's your clerkships and what are your stats/background?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:Callback from McDermott Chicago. Still nothing from Kirkland or Latham.


I haven't received a ding, or anything else, from Kirkland or Sidley. And I'm going on two comparable callbacks next week. It's weird.


Where are your callbacks?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

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Anonymous User wrote:Callback from McDermott Chicago. Still nothing from Kirkland or Latham.


Just curious, where's your clerkships and what are your stats/background?


Flyover district court. Two years of prior Biglaw experience. Summa cum from a T30.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:56 pm

What are the best motion and appeals practices out there? In particular looking into California and D.C.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:55 am

Border_Ruffian wrote:Am working in LA this summer and clerking COA 2018-2019. Would love the chance to learn more about Hueston Hennigan from those with knowledge on this thread.


I know a limited amount through classmates working there. From what I can tell, their lawyers have the resumes of an MTO-lite (lots of clerkships, but not as many at the super elite level as MTO, KVN, etc.). They all seem to work hard but get really great early experience. The partners on balance seem young and friendly, which leads to a much more laid-back culture than MTO or GDC. And, of course, people were stoked about those bonuses. Also, I think they have a 401K contribution (not even match) which is pretty dope when you're already getting paid way above market. All in all, seems like a pretty great place to work if you're trying to do trial work--not sure about how much appeals stuff they do though.

But there seems to be a HH associate in this thread, so I of course defer if I messed anything up.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Moonraker » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:26 pm

Accepted in New York; turned down several others. Hope one of you gets it!

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:43 am

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Border_Ruffian wrote:Am working in LA this summer and clerking COA 2018-2019. Would love the chance to learn more about Hueston Hennigan from those with knowledge on this thread.


I know a limited amount through classmates working there. From what I can tell, their lawyers have the resumes of an MTO-lite (lots of clerkships, but not as many at the super elite level as MTO, KVN, etc.). They all seem to work hard but get really great early experience. The partners on balance seem young and friendly, which leads to a much more laid-back culture than MTO or GDC. And, of course, people were stoked about those bonuses. Also, I think they have a 401K contribution (not even match) which is pretty dope when you're already getting paid way above market. All in all, seems like a pretty great place to work if you're trying to do trial work--not sure about how much appeals stuff they do though.

But there seems to be a HH associate in this thread, so I of course defer if I messed anything up.


That's me! Everything you said is accurate. There's some appeals stuff, but nowhere near the likes of GDC or MTO. Definitely more of a focus on trials. Sometimes I wish I worked at a big firm and could disappear for a few weeks, but the grass is always greener.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:46 am

How receptive are the HH partners to semi-cold emails? I'm clerking for th
E same judge as one of the founding partners and I'd be very interested in working at HH down the road and I was considering reaching out to him.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:How receptive are the HH partners to semi-cold emails? I'm clerking for th
E same judge as one of the founding partners and I'd be very interested in working at HH down the road and I was considering reaching out to him.


I would ask your judge to put you in contact with the partner.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:37 am

Anonymous User wrote:That's me! Everything you said is accurate. There's some appeals stuff, but nowhere near the likes of GDC or MTO. Definitely more of a focus on trials. Sometimes I wish I worked at a big firm and could disappear for a few weeks, but the grass is always greener.


What credentials do you need to get a Hueston interview? Where do you think it slots in re: selectivity amongst the other top LA firms (MTO, GDC, Irell, etc.)?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How receptive are the HH partners to semi-cold emails? I'm clerking for th
E same judge as one of the founding partners and I'd be very interested in working at HH down the road and I was considering reaching out to him.


An email or call from Judge Johnson would be great, although John is so busy that any application is unlikely to be read. I'd be happy to pass along your materials, although you would be fine cold emailing a partner (I suggest D. Dixon or M. Kaba).

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:29 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:That's me! Everything you said is accurate. There's some appeals stuff, but nowhere near the likes of GDC or MTO. Definitely more of a focus on trials. Sometimes I wish I worked at a big firm and could disappear for a few weeks, but the grass is always greener.


What credentials do you need to get a Hueston interview? Where do you think it slots in re: selectivity amongst the other top LA firms (MTO, GDC, Irell, etc.)?


For the firms you mentioned, I think:

MTO: Better the clerkship, better the chances. True love of prestige.
Irell: Have good grades. Clerkship is totally whatever.
GDC: Have decent grades, be interesting/decent, good clerkships are a plus but not required.

I think Hueston is most similar to GDC in that regard. Don't get me wrong, It's very difficult to get an interview, but due more to size than anything else.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:24 pm

Is this thread quiet now because everybody's found jobs?

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is this thread quiet now because everybody's found jobs?


More like everyone is just depressed and given up. Plus - 6 mo motion list probably has all the current clerks grinding.

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby mjb447 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:30 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Is this thread quiet now because everybody's found jobs?


More like everyone is just depressed and given up. Plus - 6 mo motion list probably has all the current clerks grinding.

The struggle is real!

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Re: 2016-17 Post-Clerkship Hiring Thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:36 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Is this thread quiet now because everybody's found jobs?


More like everyone is just depressed and given up. Plus - 6 mo motion list probably has all the current clerks grinding.

The struggle is real!


+1, Biden checking in



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