3,200 hours per year

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sener212
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3,200 hours per year

Postby sener212 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:08 pm

Thoughts on the fact that Silda Spitzer, Eliot Spitzer's wife, billed 3,200 hours a year "routinely" at Skadden?

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2006/11/10/n ... silda.html

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SmokeytheBear
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Re: 3,200 hours per year

Postby SmokeytheBear » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:53 pm

Hours like this typically include non-client billable hours (like recruiting and business development (e.g. going to dinner and lunch)).

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Lincoln
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Re: 3,200 hours per year

Postby Lincoln » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:17 pm

Some associates gunning for partner do this every year at firms in NYC. Doing it once is rough. Doing it every year is not a lifestyle I'd recommend.

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Re: 3,200 hours per year

Postby lolwat » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:42 pm

It's horrible lifestyle but doable if you don't care about any other aspect of your life.

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Re: 3,200 hours per year

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:43 pm

In my office (NYC biglaw Vault 30) they showed us a chart of 2016 hours and literally no one in our office billed this much.

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Re: 3,200 hours per year

Postby mcmand » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:44 pm

sener212 wrote:Thoughts on the fact that Silda Spitzer, Eliot Spitzer's wife, billed 3,200 hours a year "routinely" at Skadden?

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2006/11/10/n ... silda.html


Out of curiosity, what compelled you to dig up this old story about Silda Spitzer from 2006? Did you just fall into a wiki hole reading about corrupt NY politicians?

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quiver
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Re: 3,200 hours per year

Postby quiver » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:51 pm

Lincoln wrote:Some associates gunning for partner do this every year at firms in NYC. Doing it once is rough. Doing it every year is not a lifestyle I'd recommend.
I was previously at a firm where associates of all levels routinely went over 3000 hours. Agreed that it's not a healthy long-term lifestyle. Also agreed that this is a weird time to dig up this article.




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