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by altoid
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2018 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2209

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

Some guy in my firm apparently got 100K for billing 3K hours. A partner said jokingly ppl will feel bad when compared to this associate's performance. I was like nah bruh. Not even. Sucks how billing 3000 hours is automatically viewed as "good performance". I've worked with a few people who have hi...
by altoid
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: What the heck is "emerging growth"?
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: What the heck is "emerging growth"?

Yep, it is helping new companies with various corporate law needs, stretching from venture capital law, partnerships, m&a and capital markets. At my firm, the meeting growth group seems to have corporate generalists and more of an industry focus (either Silicon Valley tech or pharma).
by altoid
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Structured Finance
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Structured Finance

I would not recommend. Some of this work has gotten conmoditized and it is all about volume to make up for low fees.
by altoid
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Non-partner track associate roles
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Non-partner track associate roles

Is the role officially a staff attorney? These positions are not as good as associate positions so I would personally not move from an associate position to a staff attorney position unless you receive real promises regarding quality of life. In terms of respect, there are always assholes who think ...
by altoid
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: London Big Law Associates
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: London Big Law Associates

I would go back to London. I left for personal reasons but personally liked the up and downs. There would be months that I billed 50 or less and a two hour flight meant that I could go somewhere like Bilbao or Copenhagen for the weekend if I wanted to. I did not start in London but moved there from ...
by altoid
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: London Big Law Associates
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: London Big Law Associates

I have practiced both in Ny and London if anyone has further questions. I generally agree with everything that expatlife says. One thing is that the high yield market tends to be very up or down rather than the constant work stream that is more typical in ny. I also found London teams to be more lea...
by altoid
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: No-offered SA; I need help.
Replies: 18
Views: 2145

Re: No-offered SA; I need help.

You have a two semesters to find something, and you're top 10% with LR at a T20. You'll be fine. If anyone asks about your 2L summer, just say that you enjoyed the firm but are exploring other options. No one has to know you were no-offered (unless, of course, you can't nab something before the bar...
by altoid
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 84484

Re: Skadden to hours contingent bonus!

The Milbanks and the Paul Hastings of the world are trying to end up in the elite market, but probably won't make it. What are you talking about? Milbank is more of a Latham than a Paul Hastings. Do you know anything about Milbank. They don't do enough M&A stuff for me, but they have an incredibly ...
by altoid
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 84484

Re: Skadden to hours contingent bonus!

It has to be called the Milbank scale so that cravath raises next year
by altoid
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 84484

Re: [unconfirmed] DPW to 200? — I WANT TO BELIEVE

I guess we’re lucky that if patherns are here till midnight, it means all hell broke loose and you need to be here anyway, and junior partners are pretty chill and are here late bc they procrastinated and dgaf Yeah, my firm prides in giving juniors responsibility early on which typically means part...
by altoid
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 84484

Re: NY to 190 — are YOU getting a summer bonus?

So stb is going to 190 and doing a summer bonus? Is the summer bonus new?