Starting at a BIGLAW firm in seconday market --> transition?

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Starting at a BIGLAW firm in seconday market --> transition?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:19 pm

How hard is it to transition into a firm in a larger city if you begin your career at a "BigFirm" (NLJP top 120) in a secondary market?

IE --> Start career at big firm in Columbus OH but would eventually like to work at a larger firm in NY or San Francisco.

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Re: Starting at a BIGLAW firm in seconday market --> transition?

Postby badaboom61 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:43 pm

If believe the general consensus is that it's very difficult though not impossible. It's significantly easier to move from a large to a small city, so start in NY and move to Columbus. This is very commonly done by associates.

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Re: Starting at a BIGLAW firm in seconday market --> transition?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:28 pm

Assuming this is Vorys/Porter or a peer firm,

I have heard of anecdotal stories of it happening, although mainly east coast not west. It will depend on your experience and how you can leverage it.




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