biglaw offer as bargaining chip

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biglaw offer as bargaining chip

Postby gokumax » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:22 am

Hello all,

Would it be okay to use a biglaw offer as a kind of bargaining chip for other jobs? Like say someone wanted to work in a personal injury or high profile public interest shop, would it make sense to mention a biglaw offer during the interview process to secure these jobs? Thanks in advanced.

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Re: biglaw offer as bargaining chip

Postby rad lulz » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:56 am

Just to be like "big swingin dick comin through?"

What do you mean?

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Re: biglaw offer as bargaining chip

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:18 am

Thats the wrong use of it as a "chip" unless they question your dedication to the field in which case its nice to be able to say. However, it is a nice thing to mention during the salary negotiations.


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Re: biglaw offer as bargaining chip

Postby CyLaw » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:38 am

I doubt it will be useful as a "bargaining chip" even in salary negotiations especially for PI where salary is dependent on funding. However, if you previously summered at a firm then having an offer is very important in the interview process. At my last summer employment, not receiving an offer from your previous firm was an indicator that you are looking at them only as a backup and not because you want PI.

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