Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:TTTooKewl wrote:
What types of places did your former firm colleagues land, after leaving the firm?
It has varied a lot. Some went to other large law firms (usually for geographic reasons), some went to medium sized firms for a better shot at partnership or better lifestyle, many went in-house and a few (not many) left the law completely to switch fields or go into politics.
Thanks for the AMA. I just wanted to flesh out the above re: exiting law. For an M&A associate with 2 years experience (and some finance/accounting ability), are there opportunities for corporate development positions? What about IB? If so, did you consider these at all? Historically this has seemed to vary with the economy, so your input given the 2015 environment would be very interesting.
Also, do you know any associates who left to get an MBA? Where did they end up?
No clue - sorry I couldn't be of more help. I never wanted to pursue a non-legal job. I don't know a single associate that left to get an MBA. Lots of money and lost opportunity cost. No way I would want to start a new career at the bottom - couldn't do it again.
It certainly can't hurt to apply if you are interested in those types of roles. Also, I'd recommend talking to a recruiter, they will have a better sense of your marketability for these roles.