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Class of 2020-2023 Corporate M&A and PE - do people feel their learning and development has been affected by the deal flow fluctuations over the past 3 years?

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Probably a stupid question, but does marriage status play any role for making partner? I always see that partners and their spouses at my firm are very close, and I can't think of a single partner… more

Was anyone else hoping for an increase in bonuses instead of salaries?

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DPW — you’re up kid

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Hot take, 1st-3rd years should be paid 120k and then 4th year and above should be paid 100k more than current market. Sort of how doctors are paid

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Cravath did it all wrong. Left the door open for DPW to come over the top with minimal cost simply by upping the salary for 6th and 7th years...

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Imagine if attorneys, whether partners, counsel, or associates, were like pro athletes and the big firms just traded players or signed via free agency. That'd be wild.

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Junior lateral with a third round interview for a nice practice area. I don’t have any questions i want to ask the partners at this point as I’ve asked all the questions i cared about. Any suggestions… more

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I suck at this big law gig and confidence is hitting rock bottom. First job out of law school so spiraling a little and wondering if I’ll ever be good at a law-related job. Not sure what I’m looking f… more

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Not all of you getting obsessed over whether you will be making obscene money or obscene money plus 10k a year. You are what's wrong with this profession

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Anyone at Cravath looking to do a switcheroo?

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What’s the etiquette for holiday gifts to assistants when you’ve had like 3 different ones this year? Just give a gift to the current one? And is the current scale still $100 per class year? First yea… more

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Will DPW help out us struggling juniors now that cravath only raised 4th years and above?

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Do the E-commerce talking about their Shopify store make well over BL lawyers? I've seen revenue figures over $1M with high margins.

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Thanks Cravath

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who else feels like they’re way too hot and smart for this job. it’s not just me either - people are bewildered when they learn i’m a biglaw wageslave. i don’t blame them, either; i have the same reac… more

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If ur allotted a certain amount of vacation days per year, do u think ur entitled to use them whenever u want (assuming u give notice of course)? My firm allots a number of days per year that do not r… more

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Is there any reason to use a UK based recruiter over a US based recruiter for US biglaw? I would think that I’d want to use a recruiter located in my market rather than overseas because they’re more l… more

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Are most of us hoarders on the inside as lawyers who like to keep a record? Cleaning out my apartment and the amount of stuff I own or never threw out is insane. And all the receipts I kept as part of… more

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Switching internally to a new practice group (rising 2nd year, corporate to litigation) at the start of the new year. Is it normal to be very slow? Not getting much work from either corp or the litiga… more

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Sorry legal question related to SPACs for the experienced (CC.net will take too long): What typically happens to public warrants after a deSPAC transaction? Do they continue to be traded?

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Rising second year looking to lateral to a new firm. The recruiter I’m working with asked me for a writing sample from work. How have y’all gone about that? Most of my writing has been edited by senio… more

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Big Cravath announcement










Internal memo says you should stop procrastinating

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How fast is skadden’s lateral recruiting process from submission to offer?

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Whenever I see the other side added a sentence starting with "For the avoidance of doubt..." to some document, I know there is an approximately 88.4% chance that either (a) y'all trying … more

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If the median hours billed at my firm (trial litigation firm) is 2300, how bad of a sweatshop is it?

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I had a screener the Friday before Thanksgiving and I requested an update to see if a decision was made whether the firm wanted to conduct additional interviews. I emailed yesterday and got no respons… more

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Is it bad to message a hiring partner on LinkedIn about a job posting at their firm? I’m already connected with them and they seem pretty active on LinkedIn. I feel like an email is too formal and sin… more

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Came off a 2400+ year that ended October 31 into a November where I’m pushing 300 hours for the month—is the burnout I’m feeling now inevitable and I will feel better after a normal month or two?

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Raise your hand if your spouse/s.o. hasn’t the faintest inkling what it’s like to be a lawyer.

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Does anyone know anything about Greenberg SF or Palo Alto?

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Anyone do IP/copyright? I have a few quick questions.

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Has anyone started a relationship with someone in the office? Same level and different teams so no power struggles, I am in an overseas office transferring to the US office in Jan, I would like to spe… more

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Not seeing enough in-depth tea about the Cravath partners meeting. Is the conference room wall clear or frosted? Did they have to turn the frost on? Are assistants hurriedly printing documents? Do par… more

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I hate reviewing others work

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Cravath to 250k?

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Hi all, does anyone have any experience with Greenberg Traurig? How is the culture?

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Thoughts on whether it is acceptable not going to the firm’s end of year / xmas party? For context: firm booked a luxury event space in the heart of the city for ~300 people on a Friday night. There’s… more

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Moving out of my house soon, and I discovered some documents from my remote work days during COVID at a firm I no longer work at. Should I just shred the documents or ask the firm if they want them ba… more

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