Exit options after biglaw regulatory

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Exit options after biglaw regulatory

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:27 pm

If someone works in a general regulatory/administrative law group at a big dc firm, I know that the general exit option is a govt agency. However, is in house at a corporation a common exit option? Or is that only available to those who worked in corporate/transactional groups? Thanks.

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Re: Exit options after biglaw regulatory

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:34 pm

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Re: Exit options after biglaw regulatory

Postby Doritos » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:09 pm

There are people in-house who worked in all practice areas with a big skew toward corporate/transactional. There are litigators, regulatory folks and others who work in big fortune 100 and 500 companies.

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Re: Exit options after biglaw regulatory

Postby TooOld4This » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:40 pm

Depends on the type of regulatory work you are doing. If it is securities work, there are a lot of publicly traded companies that have a need for in-house securities expertise. Likewise, an FDA attorney will find in-house work in companies in that field. The narrower the specialty, the narrower the field of potential in-house employers. Also, in-house work is very often generalist work, which is why transactional lawyers are the major players. But if the field is arcane, but very relevant to critical business of a corporation, they will often want at least one person on staff that can keep their outsourced attorneys in line and act as a "translator" between retained counsel and the business folks.

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Re: Exit options after biglaw regulatory

Postby MartianManhunter » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:09 pm

To give the same answer in a different way, your exit options are going to be based on the type of clients that your firm regularly serves and the agencies you interact with. Working in healthcare reg might land you with a Blue Cross and Blue Shield while working in telecom could land you a job with Verizon.




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