Anonymous User wrote:I clerked for 2 years (fed dist ct and COA) and am headed to a major market to litigate. I eventually want to move back to the smaller market where I clerked. Is there a "sweet spot" for making this move? Is lateralling as a 6th or 7th year associate "too late" usually without some sort of career reset like government work?
I would start the process slowly - as a 3rd or 4th year maybe to move as a 5th or 6th year
"too late" is the wrong way to think about it assuming it's a reasonably large market - question will just be what realistic long-term plan will be for you at different stages