Moving from Intl biglaw back to America

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Moving from Intl biglaw back to America

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:03 pm

Just wondering if working in a Biglaw firm office internationally (say, HK) straight out of law school can be treated like a 2-3 year stint with an option back to an American office if needed, or if moving back to America would be particularly hard to do and I should expect a long-term international commitment.

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Re: Moving from Intl biglaw back to America

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:10 am

Pretty much everyone I've talked to about this issue says it's better to start off in NYC and then go over for a rotation. NYC offers you a much broader range of exposure, helps you build a network at the mothership, and provides some U.S. grounding in the event that you don't like HK / Asia and want to return to the States. I have some familiarity with HK so please let me know if you'd like to talk about this. I don't mind answering questions on the forum as long as it's not information that could potentially out me.

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Re: Moving from Intl biglaw back to America

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:09 am

What about starting out in LA or SF?

Trying to avoid NYC because of the general stench of urine in the air.

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Re: Moving from Intl biglaw back to America

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:42 am

Skadden allows new attorneys to start in NYC and go to HK/Tokyo after 16 months here. Are there similar programs in other top firms?

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Re: Moving from Intl biglaw back to America

Postby permapress » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:23 pm

i'm interested in HK big law. do you mind sending me a msg about what you know?




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