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Re: Cooley?

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:44 am

Shared offices are definitely a thing. At my firm, as a first year, you shared an office for the first seven or eight months with a second year, then got your own office, which you shared with a summer associate, and then with a first year for seven or eight months, and then finally you had your own office for good.

We wore headsets.

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Re: Cooley?

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:49 pm

Oh interesting. Do you know which other firms also do office share situations (and if you can share your own without compromising your anonymity)?

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Re: Cooley?

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:37 pm

Anyone with insight into their finance group (NY)? Thanks!

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Re: Cooley?

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:49 pm
Oh interesting. Do you know which other firms also do office share situations (and if you can share your own without compromising your anonymity)?
It's pretty much standard in NYC at this point and I doubt firms are going to be investing in more office space going forward

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Re: Cooley?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:11 am

I summered in a Cooley CA office (though not in L&E). We definitely got snubbed on pay, but I am genuinely excited to return to return next fall. Cooley was in the first group of firms to announce what was going on this summer. This was nice for reducing uncertainty but I think if they waited longer, they would've known to not shorten the program. I know there were worries about the usefulness/effectiveness of a virtual program and think the decision was based on that rather than economic concerns. I'm comfortable with my sense of their financials. Everyone I worked with was extremely busy and we got substantive work. Tech and Life Sciences are their bread and butter, two areas that happened to see a lot of activity during a global pandemic.

The culture seems great. Even though we were on zoom, everyone made a point to be welcoming and available for any questions. There's an understanding that the firm will produce excellent work but the process of doing that work should be enjoyable. This leads people to be very laid back with a friendly vibe, there's an emphasis on bringing your whole self to work.

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