Lateral to top SV/Boston transactional practice

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Lateral to top SV/Boston transactional practice

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:50 am

What should a NYC corporate associate at Cravath/S&C interested in emerging companies work do to: (i) maximize opportunities to lateral to a top SV/Boston emerging companies practice (Fenwick, Cooley, Gunderson, WilmerHale, WSGR, Goodwin, etc.) and (ii) to maximize value-adding capability and standing within the firm after lateraling? I studied a non-technical subject at an East Coast UG (Ivy), went to HYS, and have VC investing and start-up operations experiences from before law school.

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Re: Lateral to top SV/Boston transactional practice

Postby fats provolone » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:57 am

do work, don't get fired, make connections

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Re: Lateral to top SV/Boston transactional practice

Postby 911 crisis actor » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:54 pm

Start your own company

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Re: Lateral to top SV/Boston transactional practice

Postby fats provolone » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:06 pm

gamify your doc review, bootstrap your deliverables, disrupt discovery correspondence, and growth hack your pitch deck in case you run into treps at the food court

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Re: Lateral to top SV/Boston transactional practice

Postby JusticeHarlan » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:28 pm

Since there's no emerging company work at CSM/S&C, I would probably try to do as much work as you can in related fields, particularly M&A and equity capital markets work. Emerging company work can often involve a lot of capital markets and M&A as your start-ups get bigger and go public, get sold off, buy off smaller companies, etc., so you'll have some experience in something useful, and you can learn a standard NVCA venture financing on the job while still providing value. Being a junior doing M&A and IPOs will also involve diligence where you sift through corporate records from incorporation to the time of the transaction, which are a lot of the documents you'd be generating during the venturing financing phase, so you'll at least have some sense of what those docs look like.




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