How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

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How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Anonymous User » Fri May 15, 2020 12:04 am

Restructuring midlevel here at one of the top shops - currently sitting at 195 billables through day 14 of 31 of this month. Work from home quarantine makes this possible because there’s no commuting, getting dressed for work, etc. just roll out of bed after a few hours of sleep and start grinding away the billables.

So how many other restructuring associates are gonna hit 400 this month with me? No fluff or bs padding of hours counts

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by s1m4 » Fri May 15, 2020 1:57 am

Yeah.. no thanks..

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by jarofsoup » Fri May 15, 2020 7:28 am

So what is going to be your excuse when the partners ask what you did with the remaining 330 hours in the month? It is not a gravy train. Work harder.

I would recommend slowing down a bit. Especially if you are billing to one matter. Understood that if it is like Jcrew it is nuts. But 400+ hours on a fee statement for one person is no great optics.

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by 2013 » Fri May 15, 2020 8:14 am

What in the world? I hope you’re doing okay mentally/emotionally.

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Anonymous User » Fri May 15, 2020 8:46 am

2013 wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 8:14 am
What in the world? I hope you’re doing okay mentally/emotionally.
I woke up this morning with a splitting headache so that kind of sucks, and I hate these partners who don’t answer my 11 pm emails but then start firing off emails at 5 am, for fucks sake

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Anonymous User » Fri May 15, 2020 8:47 am

jarofsoup wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 7:28 am
So what is going to be your excuse when the partners ask what you did with the remaining 330 hours in the month? It is not a gravy train. Work harder.

I would recommend slowing down a bit. Especially if you are billing to one matter. Understood that if it is like Jcrew it is nuts. But 400+ hours on a fee statement for one person is no great optics.
Currently helping run 3 matters, only 1 of which is in court

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by TexasBigLaw » Fri May 15, 2020 1:58 pm

Nothing to add other than: Thoughts and prayers :shock:

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Calka » Fri May 22, 2020 11:57 pm

Take it easy. It sounds like you're approaching 400 as if it's a feat. Dial it back if you can. We're all going to be busy for a while and your pace is likely unsustainable...Even from an economic standpoint, whatever additional bonus you get for billing 3,500+ this year probably isn't worth it.

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Wild Card » Sat May 23, 2020 12:48 am

lol it's not a badge of honor to bill that much. As one federal judge has observed, it's a badge of mental illness.

Also, are you trying to strike fear in the hearts of associates who through no fault of their own are sitting around without work? That's double mental illness.

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by kovdak02 » Sat May 23, 2020 11:30 am

I think Kirkland is concerned about what the last two months have done to some practices because (for the first time I can remember) our Friday afternoon weekly email from the chairman implored busy associates to take time off over the holiday weekend and treat it like a pre-COVID long weekend as much as possible. I’m sure the BK/Resstructuring people we’re front of mind when that was drafted.

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Anonymous User » Sat May 23, 2020 11:54 am

Wild Card wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:48 am
lol it's not a badge of honor to bill that much. As one federal judge has observed, it's a badge of mental illness.

Also, are you trying to strike fear in the hearts of associates who through no fault of their own are sitting around without work? That's double mental illness.
OP here - who is bragging? Why are you so sensitive? What a bizarre response. I’m not happy that I’ve already passed 320 billables for the month.

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by jacketyellow » Sat May 23, 2020 12:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 12:04 am
Restructuring midlevel here at one of the top shops - currently sitting at 195 billables through day 14 of 31 of this month. Work from home quarantine makes this possible because there’s no commuting, getting dressed for work, etc. just roll out of bed after a few hours of sleep and start grinding away the billables.

So how many other restructuring associates are gonna hit 400 this month with me? No fluff or bs padding of hours counts
Even during COVID-19, my refrain still is, "I hate law firms." I'm so glad I got fired.

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by cheaptilts » Sat May 23, 2020 3:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 11:54 am
Wild Card wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:48 am
lol it's not a badge of honor to bill that much. As one federal judge has observed, it's a badge of mental illness.

Also, are you trying to strike fear in the hearts of associates who through no fault of their own are sitting around without work? That's double mental illness.
OP here - who is bragging? Why are you so sensitive? What a bizarre response. I’m not happy that I’ve already passed 320 billables for the month.
During my last month of 300+ billables, I had virtually no time to go on TLS to lament (or brag about) the amount of work I was doing. I think you should get some rest (away from computer/phone screens)

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by jarofsoup » Sat May 23, 2020 7:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 11:54 am
Wild Card wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:48 am
lol it's not a badge of honor to bill that much. As one federal judge has observed, it's a badge of mental illness.

Also, are you trying to strike fear in the hearts of associates who through no fault of their own are sitting around without work? That's double mental illness.
OP here - who is bragging? Why are you so sensitive? What a bizarre response. I’m not happy that I’ve already passed 320 billables for the month.
I have never hit 300 worse month is 280. Hopefully your firm did not cut your pay.

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Anonymous User » Sat May 23, 2020 7:54 pm

I work at one of the top restructuring firms in NYC. This troll is full of sh%!. This dude is just a chronic masturbator with too much time on his hands.

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Anonymous User » Sat May 23, 2020 7:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
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I work at one of the top restructuring firms in NYC. This troll is full of sh%!. This dude is just a chronic masturbator with too much time on his hands.

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Anonymous User » Sat May 23, 2020 8:25 pm

Not op, but anon ke bk associate. Also going to land somewhere between 350-400 this month. It fucking sucks. Didn't get vibe OP was bragging.

No idea what "one of the top firms in NY" means, but sounds like someone is slow and not as top as they think.

To be clear, nothing about billing 400 hours is cool or brag worthy. Just think some DLA piper associate making masturbation jokes is a bit uncalled for.
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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Anonymous User » Sat May 23, 2020 9:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:25 pm
Not op, but anon KE bk associate. Also going to land somewhere between 350-400 this month. It fucking sucks. Didn't get vibe OP was bragging.

No idea what "one of the top firms in NY" means, but sounds like someone is slow and not as top as they think.

To be clear, nothing about billing 400 hours is cool or brag worthy. Just think some DLA piper associate making masturbation jokes is a bit uncalled for.
When we return to the office I'll look out for the dude with massive forearms.

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Anonymous User » Sat May 23, 2020 10:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:25 pm
Not op, but anon KE bk associate. Also going to land somewhere between 350-400 this month. It fucking sucks. Didn't get vibe OP was bragging.

No idea what "one of the top firms in NY" means, but sounds like someone is slow and not as top as they think.

To be clear, nothing about billing 400 hours is cool or brag worthy. Just think some DLA piper associate making masturbation jokes is a bit uncalled for.
When we return to the office I'll look out for the dude with massive forearms.
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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Anonymous User » Sat May 23, 2020 10:05 pm

Anon KE bk associate again. Not sure why people above are anon, but w/e.

Really don't get attacking people saying they are busy, but hope you are well.

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Anonymous User » Sat May 23, 2020 10:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:05 pm
Anon KE bk associate again. Not sure why people above are anon, but w/e.

Really don't get attacking people saying they are busy, but hope you are well.
Weil BFR associate (not anon above). It's been busy, but 400 a month is bad (as opposed to busy). Hopefully you're doing well. We wouldn't want you to end up at "DLA piper". :P

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Anonymous User » Sat May 23, 2020 10:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:28 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:05 pm
Anon KE bk associate again. Not sure why people above are anon, but w/e.

Really don't get attacking people saying they are busy, but hope you are well.
Weil BFR associate (not anon above). It's been busy, but 400 a month is bad (as opposed to busy). Hopefully you're doing well. We wouldn't want you to end up at "DLA piper". :P
Haha to be clear, think DLA piper's bk group is really good, just used them for TLS meme purposes.

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by Anonymous User » Sat May 23, 2020 10:57 pm

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Not op, but anon KE bk associate. Also going to land somewhere between 350-400 this month. It fucking sucks. Didn't get vibe OP was bragging.

No idea what "one of the top firms in NY" means, but sounds like someone is slow and not as top as they think.

To be clear, nothing about billing 400 hours is cool or brag worthy. Just think some DLA piper associate making masturbation jokes is a bit uncalled for.

Anon OP here. Yeah not sure why people are getting all worked up that I was “bragging.” It’s exhausting and not a good situation. Being quarantined actually helps though - thank god I don’t have to commute, shave, get dressed in work clothes every day, etc... I’m now over 330 on the month with a Sunday and full week to go... fuck

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by jarofsoup » Sun May 24, 2020 8:40 am

What is it like to work at Weil and Kirkland bankruptcy? Aren’t all of folks trying to get into like a little more sane practices? Like DLA?

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Re: How many other restructuring associates hitting 400 this month?

Post by jarofsoup » Sun May 24, 2020 8:40 am

What is it like to work at Weil and Kirkland bankruptcy? Aren’t all of folks trying to get into like a little more sane practices? Like DLA?

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