Lateralling to other markets from NY

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Lateralling to other markets from NY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:17 am

Heres my situation - I'm from a non-NYC big city. I've always wanted to live in NYC and almost went to CLS/NYU for law school but instead chose a school closer to home. I have offers in NYC now and really want to try it out but am concerned about the lifestyle and not sure I want to raise a family there etc. Would love to go there for the summer and try it for a couple of years afterwards.

I also have callbacks in my large but non-NYC home market.

Also I have a couple of NY offers - one V50 that I really like which also has an office in my home market (where I didn't get an offer) and one V30 which I really wasn't that big a fan of and does less of the kind of work that I am interested in.

Ideally I'd go for the NYC firm I liked the best and worry about lateraling in a couple of years. But I don't know how easy this is to do? I am also not sure if I'm hurting my chances to lateral by going to the somewhat/slightly less prestigious firm...

I'd love to hear suggestions from attorneys who have, or know people who have lateraled from NYC to other markets...but this being TLS 0L-3L comments are obviously accepted as well. :lol:

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Re: Lateralling to other markets from NY

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:35 am

Curious about this is as well- is conventional wisdom "NY can go anywhere but not vice versa, true?"

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Re: Lateralling to other markets from NY

Postby Renzo » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:02 pm

When I was in the OCI process, I happened to have (non job-search related) lunch with a partner at a name-brand Los Angeles firm and this topic came up. He said, "I think you should start you career in New York. You can always take a Broadway show on the road."




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