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by Desert Fox
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?
Replies: 31
Views: 12393

Re: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?

Nebby wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:55 pm
OP move to dc and you'll not have to worry. Except for the occasional midwestern patent lawyer and employees at conservative organizations, almost everyone here is liberal
Conservahero DC people just have a secret code to communicate with each other.
by Desert Fox
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Who decides to fire an associate in biglaw?
Replies: 6
Views: 5257

Re: Who decides to fire an associate in biglaw?

At my firm, a 6th year got fired by his local office despite doing 2/3rds of his work for a different office. And he had to tell the partner's he worked with that he was leaving.
by Desert Fox
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 39631

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

If its anything like how those types of meetings go at my firm:

20 minutes of - RECORD PROFITS

5 minutes of -- BONEUS FLAT, won't anyone thing of pantherns children from a second marriage.
by Desert Fox
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 39631

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

midlevels and juniors get a bit screwed because senior associates gotta get a bigger bonus but our all in cop is over 400k, which is a lot considered half of them are barely hanging on / checking out.
by Desert Fox
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 3.99 Engineering GPA, but 168 GRE to LSAT conversion--Chance Me
Replies: 31
Views: 16595

Re: 3.99 Engineering GPA, but 168 GRE to LSAT conversion--Chance Me

^ which school did you go to? how much preftige factor in career say hys vs ccn? DPNCB. CCN don't add any real value compared to the rest of the t14. I'd take a full ride at a t14 over HYS. The slightly more risky OCI process at t14 v. HYS is way outweighed by the risk you fucking hate being a lawy...
by Desert Fox
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 3.99 Engineering GPA, but 168 GRE to LSAT conversion--Chance Me
Replies: 31
Views: 16595

Re: 3.99 Engineering GPA, but 168 GRE to LSAT conversion--Chance Me

I make 400k/yr as an IP lawyer and I'd trade places with you just to not go to law school. Don't do it man.
by Desert Fox
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?
Replies: 31
Views: 12393

Re: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?

I always just parrot back whatever the person talking about politics says without really saying much definitively.

Half my firm thinks I'm lib and half conservahero.
by Desert Fox
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: 7th year DLA piper associate, only got 176, should I retake?
Replies: 2
Views: 2494

7th year DLA piper associate, only got 176, should I retake?

I missed 2 on games, which is uncharacteristic of me.
by Desert Fox
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 39631

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

had a nice lol at the idea of clients being able to discern the difference between associate a and associate b billing 8 and 16 hours of “review and markup merger agreement” on their respective deals This might be a difference between lit and Corp. but in lit we often have budgets that need to be s...
by Desert Fox
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 39631

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

No shattering this year? What did they give.
by Desert Fox
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Will Administrative Pass grade penalty affect getting a job in the future?
Replies: 10
Views: 3518

Re: Will Administrative Pass grade penalty affect getting a job in the future?

My buddy works at a v10 and had this happen. Just say you fucked up the timing. It wasn’t intentional, but you learned a valuable lesson

No body really reads ur transcript. And I don’t even know what admin pass even means.

Unless your transcript explains it, consider lying about it.
by Desert Fox
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: No Journal
Replies: 75
Views: 19914

Re: No Journal

journal is a form of hazing. Because it has fuck all to do with legal practice.
by Desert Fox
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359413

Re: Skadden and peer firms Baker McKenzie and Schulte Roth to hours contingent bonus!

hogan matching across several offices, denver isn't one of them wtf I don’t want this to devolve into a TLS style debate, and you know I love you guys, but a Denver associate getting paid the same as a SF or NYC associate?? i dont mind the bifurcation, generally. i mind it because theyre raising fo...
by Desert Fox
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359413

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 Desert Fox
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359413

Re: Skadden to hours contingent bonus!

To those who say people ITT are being "impatient": Well, yeah, but I think we're also just nervous that we're seeing the start of real market stratification. In 2016 Cravath announced on June 6, and for the rest of June not a single weekday went by without at least one match. And now we're all at 1...
by Desert Fox
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359413

Re: Skadden to hours contingent bonus!

You idiots are reading way too much into Latham taking 9 business days to match a raise. Everyone knows they will. There is a coming stratification of elitelaw and biglaw. But Latham will fall on the elitelaw side of things. The Milbanks and the Paul Hastings of the world are trying to end up in th...
by Desert Fox
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359413

Re: Skadden to hours contingent bonus!

HelloYesThisIsDog wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:51 pm
Desert Fox wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:36 pm
You idiots
That's a bit rude and unnecessary.
yea i meant it as you knuckleheads sort of way, but it def doesn't read that way.
by Desert Fox
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359413

Re: Skadden to hours contingent bonus!

You idiots are reading way too much into Latham taking 9 business days to match a raise. Everyone knows they will. There is a coming stratification of elitelaw and biglaw. But Latham will fall on the elitelaw side of things. The Milbanks and the Paul Hastings of the world are trying to end up in the...
by Desert Fox
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359413

Re: Skadden to hours contingent bonus!

yeah but they were below market for a long time before bumping up to 160 like right before the move to 180, if memory serves. this isn't a firm that has consistently been market paying for years and years And they didn't' pay market before Milbank scale either. Midlevels and Senior associates got b...
by Desert Fox
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359413

Re: Skadden to hours contingent bonus!

Reed Smith declines to raise salaries