Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Do you feel that you actually have better "exit opportunities" than friends at say V20 or V40 firms? If so, could you try to elaborate on these differences?
Just based on the clients we keep and the name recognition of the firm. Also, the notion that I can lateral into partnership at a less prestigious firm is very much alive as I get more senior.
What makes you think you can do this so easily? And so if a V40 firm has desirable clients then you would say it's not that big of a dropoff?
Because plenty of people at my firm have done it.
Even Dewey had top banks for clients, but doesn't mean that Dewey associates had easy exit options to them. It's a combination of having the client and doing the right type of work for them. You won't impress a client by doing routine securities work for them, at least if you want an inhouse job not in compliance. You will impress a client when youre a stellar associate doing a big top flight M&A deal for them, which lower ranked firms tend not to do.