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Myself
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Postby Myself » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:31 am

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Re: Exit options from a litigation boutique vs. regular big law

Postby mr.hands » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:50 am

this is very relevant to my interests

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Re: Exit options from a litigation boutique vs. regular big law

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:43 am

mr.hands wrote:this is very relevant to my interests

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Re: Exit options from a litigation boutique vs. regular big law

Postby rad lulz » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:00 am

Are you sure you want to exit

Are you sure they force you out

They might let you stick around to make

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Re: Exit options from a litigation boutique vs. regular big law

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:58 am

You're going to get substantially more "real" experience at the boutique than you will at the biglaw firm. Lit associates tend to exit into other lit positions, and the experiences you will have at the boutique (especially if it truly is elite) will give you a leg up in interviews.

Example: If I wanted to do lit, I'd take a place like Bondurant over King & Spalding every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

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Re: Exit options from a litigation boutique vs. regular big law

Postby lolwat » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:34 pm

Oh hey it's you. What would you exit to?

I mean, biglaw probably has better exit options all around just because of the name recognition and--for example, if you're looking at USAO, probably more ex-USAO peoples that you can make connections with and get a foot in the door. But elite lit boutiques are fucking awesome.

I wouldn't go to a lit boutique expecting to leave though. I mean it's always a possibility, and it happens a lot, but there's a lot less forcing out of those than there is in biglaw.

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Re: Exit options from a litigation boutique vs. regular big law

Postby Myself » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:09 pm

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Re: Exit options from a litigation boutique vs. regular big law

Postby anon168 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:44 pm

ajax adonis wrote:Hello. I'm currently choosing between two firms and wanted to know about the exit options I would have. They're both in relatively big markets. One is a regular big law firm where I'll be a litigation associate. The other is a smaller firm that is a pretty reputable litigation boutique (one of those "elite" ones where a lot of people have clerked once or twice). Which one would have better exit options and lateral opportunities? Pay isn't really a big consideration for me since both are comparable.



Not all lit boutiques are the same.




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