Anonymous User wrote:You touched on people moving from NY to DC briefly, but any more specific thoughts about how feasible it is? At your firm, any sense of how hard it would be for, say, a junior litigation associate to transfer offices for personal (significant other's job, etc.) reasons?
I'm at a NY office and potentially in this position, FWIW. I can see why it would be difficult to do since almost universally, any firm with a DC office and a NY office will have tighter hiring standards for the DC office.
It happens, but I can't really judge how difficult it is since I've never tried. My impression is that it's easier for someone to do a lot of work with people in the other city, but still be based in your home city, than to actually transfer. But like I said, transfers do happen.
Anonymous User wrote:Anon who asked this question. Thanks, I will be doing IP work--mostly patent lit and some trademark. It seems that people with patent prosecution experience are in high demand but I'm not so sure about lit. Since NoVa offices seem to do most of the prosecution hopefully I'll have a chance at DC offices? After how many years do litigation associates usually lateral to DC?
Most of the laterals I know are pretty junior. But that might just be a function of my rank and firm.