Biglaw----->Plaintiff's Firm

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Biglaw----->Plaintiff's Firm

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:00 pm

I'm torn. I would like to do plaintiff's work long-term, and I have at least one interview lined up with one of the bigger and better firms in my region. However, I also have a crapton of debt and would like to pay it off before I have grandkids.

I have a background that lends itself towards securities and commercial litigation in biglaw. I've looked at many of the profiles on firm websites and have noticed that a lot of the people in the more established plaintiff's firms spent a few years in biglaw doing defense work before jumping ship and crossing over. I'm also aware that whatever type of defense I do will likely translate to the type of work I would do at a smaller firm.

I plan on lining up some informational interviews with these attorneys over the next few weeks, but I wanted to see if anyone here has useful input on how difficult/easy it is to make this transition (beyond going from making $175k+ as a 3rd year to $50k doing god's work :wink: ). Anecdotes encouraged.

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