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Veyron
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Managing Partner v.s. Senior Managing Partner?

Postby Veyron » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:52 pm

Is the senior managing partner more senior or is he the managing partner emeritus?

Question also applies to distinction between Managing Associate/Senior Managing Associate for firms that are managed by non partners.

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Re: Managing Partner v.s. Senior Managing Partner?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:57 pm

Veyron wrote:Is the senior managing partner more senior or is he the managing partner emeritus?

Question also applies to distinction between Managing Associate/Senior Managing Associate for firms that are managed by non partners.


Generally true (almost always true at the associate level). The one caveat is that sometimes "senior managing partner" is the same as "managing partner emeritus" or "managing partner (ret.)" in that it is someone who used to be the managing partner, but has since retired from the day-to-day firm life.

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Re: Managing Partner v.s. Senior Managing Partner?

Postby Veyron » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:04 pm

LawIdiot86 wrote:
Veyron wrote:Is the senior managing partner more senior or is he the managing partner emeritus?

Question also applies to distinction between Managing Associate/Senior Managing Associate for firms that are managed by non partners.


Generally true (almost always true at the associate level). The one caveat is that sometimes "senior managing partner" is the same as "managing partner emeritus" or "managing partner (ret.)" in that it is someone who used to be the managing partner, but has since retired from the day-to-day firm life.


Sorry, I don't think I understood you completely. You are saying that Senior Managing Associate is usually higher in rank but that Senior Partner could be either higher in rank or emeritus/retired.

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Re: Managing Partner v.s. Senior Managing Partner?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:09 pm

Veyron wrote:
LawIdiot86 wrote:
Veyron wrote:Is the senior managing partner more senior or is he the managing partner emeritus?

Question also applies to distinction between Managing Associate/Senior Managing Associate for firms that are managed by non partners.


Generally true (almost always true at the associate level). The one caveat is that sometimes "senior managing partner" is the same as "managing partner emeritus" or "managing partner (ret.)" in that it is someone who used to be the managing partner, but has since retired from the day-to-day firm life.


Sorry, I don't think I understood you completely. You are saying that Senior Managing Associate is usually higher in rank but that Senior Partner could be either higher in rank or emeritus/retired.


Right. You can usually tell the difference with Senior (Managing) Partners by age. If they are a name partner and well over the age of 70 and listed as "Senior Partner," that probably means they are semi-retired.

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Re: Managing Partner v.s. Senior Managing Partner?

Postby Veyron » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:11 pm

LawIdiot86 wrote:
Veyron wrote:
LawIdiot86 wrote:
Veyron wrote:Is the senior managing partner more senior or is he the managing partner emeritus?

Question also applies to distinction between Managing Associate/Senior Managing Associate for firms that are managed by non partners.


Generally true (almost always true at the associate level). The one caveat is that sometimes "senior managing partner" is the same as "managing partner emeritus" or "managing partner (ret.)" in that it is someone who used to be the managing partner, but has since retired from the day-to-day firm life.


Sorry, I don't think I understood you completely. You are saying that Senior Managing Associate is usually higher in rank but that Senior Partner could be either higher in rank or emeritus/retired.


Right. You can usually tell the difference with Senior (Managing) Partners by age. If they are a name partner and well over the age of 70 and listed as "Senior Partner," that probably means they are semi-retired.


Cool. Thanks.




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