Anonymous User wrote:itbdvorm wrote:Anonymous User wrote:This might be difficult to answer but...
Provided I had the qualifications to receive an offer at a biglaw firm in the first place, would it be feasible to lateral (or get interviews at least) into biglaw after one year of experience working for a solo practitioner (if it makes any difference, he/she is an HYS grad who worked at a highly regarded biglaw firm/boutique for 10 years)?
I don't really know how to compare my experience to that of other associates so what would you be looking for?
Feasible, sure...but you need a convincing story and this is a wacky path.
Really appreciate your answer.
Ah I see.
Basically I struck out at OCI due to various reasons, including poor bidding/interviewing. Drastically improved interviewing skills but a little too late. Couldn't find a job post-grad for decent transactional work. Family friend does solo startup/VC corp work and offered to take me in and seemed like a good opportunity to get my hands dirty and learn one-on-one in an area I'm interested in. Great training so far but was wondering what my options are.
Hopefully this isn't too wacky. Thoughts?
So that's a different story/question
Go do that, as best you can. Then try to see if you get good at it / like it. Then pitch yourself to a growing firm interested in that area and volunteer to drop a year. Win.