How common/hard is it to lateral from NYC to LA?

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mattbarnes123
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How common/hard is it to lateral from NYC to LA?

Postby mattbarnes123 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:58 pm

I read a lot on here about it being relatively easy to lateral from NYC (particularly corporate) to in house or to another firm in a secondary market as a midlevel. Is it as easy/common to lateral from NYC to LA, provided you have ties to CA?

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Re: How common/hard is it to lateral from NYC to LA?

Postby c3pO4 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:07 pm

mattbarnes123 wrote:I read a lot on here about it being relatively easy to lateral from NYC (particularly corporate) to in house or to another firm in a secondary market as a midlevel. Is it as easy/common to lateral from NYC to LA, provided you have ties to CA?


LA legal market isn't that great right now, probably pretty tough.

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Re: How common/hard is it to lateral from NYC to LA?

Postby bdubs » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:36 pm

mattbarnes123 wrote:I read a lot on here about it being relatively easy to lateral from NYC (particularly corporate) to in house or to another firm in a secondary market as a midlevel. Is it as easy/common to lateral from NYC to LA, provided you have ties to CA?


Can you really call LA a "secondary" market? I don't think people in LA will be overly impressed that you worked in NY. If it were a smaller city/legal market I can see it being easy, but I would think you should just go to LA to start with if you wanted to end up there. After all, where are the clients for the NY offices likely to be located? JMO though.




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