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Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:18 am
by Anonymous User
When people mention how you are first approved by a hiring manager, does that mean if you've passed that and get a CB you have a legitimate shot at getting an offer, or do firms still CB people who timately won't get approved by the hiring crew who makes final decisions?

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:27 am
by Right2BearArms
Anonymous User wrote:When people mention how you are first approved by a hiring manager, does that mean if you've passed that and get a CB you have a legitimate shot at getting an offer, or do firms still CB people who timately won't get approved by the hiring crew who makes final decisions?


If you get a CB, you have a shot at a job. No firm is going to spend money on travel / meals / having attorneys take time out of their day on someone with no shot.

That said, the CB is the deciding factor. A great screener or resume is not going to save an awful interview.

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:05 pm
by Anonymous User
^^ right. Think of them as two completely different steps that you have to go through. Sometimes things can bleed over, but unlikely. Will need to do well enough in CB stage to get the O

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:06 pm
by Anonymous User
Sorry if this has already been discussed but does anyone know how long it takes for VE Houston to get back after a CB?

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:20 pm
by Anonymous User
Anyone have an average time for Kirkland Houston from CB to offer?

Had a CB on Friday and OCI starts next week. I'm hoping an offer (if its coming at all) comes early in the week so I can cancel most of my OCI screeners (at any firm I would choose KE over) to save me a lot of time and energy.

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:20 pm
by Lawyer54321
Just to recap for SMU kids

Known Firms to have given some CBs: TK, JD, HB, Akin, VE, NRF, BB, Polsinelli, Holland & Knight, K&L, Gardere, Hunton and Williams, Winston, and McDermott has sent out dings so probably has sent out CBs?

Please tag this thread to add any more knowns. I don't think Houston has responded yet because those interviews were Friday morning.

Has anyone heard from the below market shops like Kelly Hart, Dorsey, or Fox or firms like Alston and Andrews Kurth?

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:40 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Sorry if this has already been discussed but does anyone know how long it takes for VE Houston to get back after a CB?


Depends on when you do your callback (what day of the week). I'd say anywhere from a day to a week in a half. Occasionally could be longer but that would be unusual.

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:09 am
by Anonymous User
Any CBS from Friday interviews?

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:53 pm
by Anonymous User
UT -- Dallas CBs from Alston, Andrews Kurth, Dorsey

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:36 pm
by Poldy
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have an average time for Kirkland Houston from CB to offer?

Had a CB on Friday and OCI starts next week. I'm hoping an offer (if its coming at all) comes early in the week so I can cancel most of my OCI screeners (at any firm I would choose KE over) to save me a lot of time and energy.

Last year they went out the night of the CB or the next morning but idk for pre-oci interviews.

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:19 pm
by Anonymous User
Jackson Walker Dallas CB

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:37 pm
by Lawyer54321
Updated the List Below:

[quote="Lawyer54321"]Just to recap for SMU kids

Known Firms to have given some CBs: TK, JD, HB, Akin, VE, NRF, BB, Polsinelli, Holland & Knight, K&L, Gardere, Hunton and Williams, Winston, and McDermott has sent out dings so probably has sent out CBs? Alston, Andrews Kurth, JW

Please tag this thread to add any more knowns. I don't think Houston has responded yet because those interviews were Friday morning.

Has anyone heard from the below market shops like Kelly Hart, Dorsey, or Fox?

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:40 pm
by Anonymous User
Lawyer54321 wrote:Updated the List Below:

Lawyer54321 wrote:Just to recap for SMU kids

Known Firms to have given some CBs: TK, JD, HB, Akin, VE, NRF, BB, Polsinelli, Holland & Knight, K&L, Gardere, Hunton and Williams, Winston, and McDermott has sent out dings so probably has sent out CBs? Alston, Andrews Kurth, JW

Please tag this thread to add any more knowns. I don't think Houston has responded yet because those interviews were Friday morning.

Has anyone heard from the below market shops like Kelly Hart, Dorsey, or Fox?


Sidley Dallas and Weil Dallas have as well

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:03 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have an average time for Kirkland Houston from CB to offer?

Had a CB on Friday and OCI starts next week. I'm hoping an offer (if its coming at all) comes early in the week so I can cancel most of my OCI screeners (at any firm I would choose KE over) to save me a lot of time and energy.


Just finished a Kirkland CB. Was told that offers would go out "early next week." So, I guess the timeline is roughly 7-10 days?

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:15 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have an average time for Kirkland Houston from CB to offer?

Had a CB on Friday and OCI starts next week. I'm hoping an offer (if its coming at all) comes early in the week so I can cancel most of my OCI screeners (at any firm I would choose KE over) to save me a lot of time and energy.


Just finished a Kirkland CB. Was told that offers would go out "early next week." So, I guess the timeline is roughly 7-10 days?


Awesome, thanks! They didn't really give me a timeline on Friday. I know last year was much faster (as someone else said, a day or two tops). I guess this year, since they're already much bigger than last year, they are recruiting more people and thus interviewing more people, making it a longer process? Who knows.

Good luck!

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:26 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have an average time for Kirkland Houston from CB to offer?

Had a CB on Friday and OCI starts next week. I'm hoping an offer (if its coming at all) comes early in the week so I can cancel most of my OCI screeners (at any firm I would choose KE over) to save me a lot of time and energy.


Just finished a Kirkland CB. Was told that offers would go out "early next week." So, I guess the timeline is roughly 7-10 days?


Awesome, thanks! They didn't really give me a timeline on Friday. I know last year was much faster (as someone else said, a day or two tops). I guess this year, since they're already much bigger than last year, they are recruiting more people and thus interviewing more people, making it a longer process? Who knows.

Good luck!


Probably making offers more slowly than last year. KE ended up with a class about 50% bigger than they wanted/needed last year due to more people accepting than they anticipated. My guess is that they are trying not to replicate that this year.

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:07 pm
by Anonymous User
Gibson Dunn callback. I'm at UT.

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:30 pm
by Anonymous User
Do you mind me asking what school. Could this happen to an SMU kid or do they just keep farming better schools?

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is that pretty standard?

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Also interested about waves. So does not hearing from one of the above firms mean no CB?


My firm - which is one of the big Texas firms - does not give callbacks in waves. We decide on who gets a callback the evening of the interview which then needs to be approved by the hiring partner. We then send the invites out. We never go back and give more callbacks based on how many people accept their callback invite, etc.


IME no. I got a callback from BB two weeks after my screener which I know meant I was a second choice but a CB is a CB. Maybe this is VE policy though?

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:30 pm
by Anonymous User
UH. Callbacks at Kirkland (Pre-OCI), Akin Gump, and V&E so far.

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:55 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Gibson Dunn callback. I'm at UT.

which office?

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:09 pm
by Lawnghorn_2018
Any 3Ls receive a CB from Quinn Emanuel?

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:50 pm
by Anonymous User
Anyone at any school have a CB at Baker Botts or Sidley Houston yet? I have these upcoming and wanted to get some inside info or tips before going.

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:33 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Gibson Dunn callback. I'm at UT.

which office?

Houston.

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:34 pm
by Anonymous User
I did a CB with BB Houston. Nothing too different from other firms but I did note they are very proud of their conservative/quiet culture, the roots in the community, and the concept of the firm as institution with long relationships with certain clients. Some partners asked tougher questions about the energy industry but that was based on my expressing interest and them wanting to test me a little. Very similar to my other CBs.

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:42 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have an average time for Kirkland Houston from CB to offer?

Had a CB on Friday and OCI starts next week. I'm hoping an offer (if its coming at all) comes early in the week so I can cancel most of my OCI screeners (at any firm I would choose KE over) to save me a lot of time and energy.


Just finished a Kirkland CB. Was told that offers would go out "early next week." So, I guess the timeline is roughly 7-10 days?


Awesome, thanks! They didn't really give me a timeline on Friday. I know last year was much faster (as someone else said, a day or two tops). I guess this year, since they're already much bigger than last year, they are recruiting more people and thus interviewing more people, making it a longer process? Who knows.

Good luck!


OP here. Kirkland Houston callback on Friday, offer today.