bgoodrick wrote:thescienceguy wrote:3L here who really wants to go in-house at a tech company some day. Working at a V50 in NYC after graduation in their general corporate group. As far as I know, we don't have any tech clients and I also don't have a tech-related background. How difficult would it be for me to get to where you are now? Should I try to lateral to a firm that does IP transactional/VC/startup work to get relevant industry experience? Thanks in advance!also, to kind of piggyback on this, how helpful would it be to have a tech background to get to where you were/are?
I'm the anon who went in house at a software company right out of school above.
FWIW I don't think I would have gotten the job if I hadn't worked as a software developer and consultant before going to law school. The fact that I can sling Java/C code is irrelevant to the work I am doing now, but it made me stand out. Additionally, I had worked under some of the agreements I am now reviewing as a consultant (professional services agreements, statements of work, etc.).
I imagine background is less important when you have a couple years of experience as an attorney.