Switching from Corporate to Litigation?

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Switching from Corporate to Litigation?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:35 pm

My experience as a 1L SA was all litigation, and I liked it just fine and got good reviews. But I want to give corporate a try, and when I interviewed with my firm for 2L summer I requested M&A as my preferred practice group. If it turns out that I don't like it, or I am not cut out for corporate work, how easy is it to switch to litigation? And is there any stigma attached to a summer who does so? NYC V20.

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Re: Switching from Corporate to Litigation?

Postby rad lulz » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:03 pm

Depends on your firm, how the SA program is structured, and how practice group assignments are made

Just say the firm

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Re: Switching from Corporate to Litigation?

Postby thesealocust » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:59 pm

It definitely happens in both directions, but will depend on the market. A very early lateral also isn't out of the question, as firms often find themselves slightly short entry level manpower and would rather nab somebody who has already been biglaw vetted.

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