Monday, February 06, 2012

My Legal Credentials -- Major Law Firm Assessment

Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue

March 4, 1985

Mr. Gary Freedman
3801 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Apt. 136
Washington D.C.  20008

Dear Mr. Freedman:

Thank you for your recent letter and resume expressing interest in an associate position with our firm.  Your credentials have been reviewed and given careful consideration.  Unfortunately, in light of our specific needs, it does not appear that we will be able to offer you a position.

In the course of our interviewing at a number of law schools and receiving hundreds of direct inquiries, we inevitably find ourselves having to make extremely difficult choices among highly qualified applicants.  I hope you can appreciate the difficulties we face in evaluating the qualifications and experience of a great many persons, who like you, have accomplished records.

We very much appreciate your interest in Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and wish you the best of luck.

Sincerely,

Thomas F. Cullen, Jr.

Recruiting Chairman

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Gary Freedman said...

Akin, Gump, Straus, Hauer & Feld
Attorneys at Law

February 14, 1985

Mr. Gary Freedman
3801 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Apartment 136
Washington, D.C. 20008

Dear Mr. Freedman:

Thank you for your letter of February 7, enclosing your resume which was referred to me as Chairman of the Hiring Committee by Larry Hoffman. After reviewing and fully discussing your inquiry concerning employment and our staffing needs, we have reluctantly concluded that we are unable to explore further the matter of employment with you.

With the experience and credentials you present, it is difficult for us to have to decline the opportunity to discuss employment with you. At the same time, it is obvious that someone with your qualifications will have little difficulty in finding any number of challenging and rewarding opportunities.

We do appreciate your interest in our firm. We wish you the very best in your future endeavors.

Sincerely,

AKIN, GUMP, STRAUSS, HAUER & FELD

By: [signed]
_____________________
Warren E. Connelly, P.C.
Chairman, Hiring Committee