Biglaw_Associate_V20 wrote:Here's the article I was thinking of: http://www.bcgsearch.com/article/60637/ ... -In-House/
Totally fair point and something I considered when making the jump. Thing is that the lateral market is so hot right now and I have the credentials/skill set to meet those needs (M&A and securities law). A rainmaking partner I worked for at my old firm emailed me recently (probably looking to pitch business) and casually asked if I wanted to come back since they're hemhorraging associates my level. Maybe he was being nice but I have no doubt with a HYS degree and V5 experience + inhouse experience I can find another firm job if necessary. But that's why I said a year or two. The longer I stay in-house the less desirable I will look - though let's be real if I'm willing to go in as a 3-4 year associate pay scale I'll be desirable. Its not like I'm not doing legal work anymore.
Also TBF that article was written by a recruiting firm. They dont want people going in house. Would rather churn associates to firm after firm to get their fees.