Biglaw, Job Searches

Letting Wachtell Down Easy

Dear John rejection letter.jpgA job seeker, who had applications for full-time employment pending with many of New York’s major law firms, recently landed a clerkship. So he decided to withdraw his Biglaw applications.

Here’s the letter he sent — in a spirit of playfulness, not arrogance — to one prominent firm:

Thank you for considering me for an associate position at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Your firm’s background and experiences are impressive, and I know that your efforts to find an appropriate associate will be most successful.

Unfortunately, I am no longer able to pursue a position with your firm. If for any reason my needs should change, I will let you know. I sincerely appreciate your firm’s interest and wish your firm success in its future endeavors.


Marty and Herb must be heartbroken, but we suspect that they’ll get over it. Time heals all wounds.

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