Where do litigation associates from top NY firms go?

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Where do litigation associates from top NY firms go?

Postby chickensundae » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:06 am

I've read a lot here and elsewhere about the opportunities for transnational or corporate associates leaving good New York firms. There's some debate about how good and plentiful those opportunities are, but my concern is about litigation associates. Where do they all go?
People talk vaguely about "the government" or "other firms." But when I look on LinkedIn at the profiles of litigation associates who have recently left the New York offices of top firms, it seems that many of them have not landed plum jobs. I'd appreciate information from people truly knowledgeable about this, i.e., current and former litigation associates.
Thanks.

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Re: Where do litigation associates from top NY firms go?

Postby 1styearlateral » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:27 am

They move onto litigation boutiques or midlaw (lesser pay but better hours). Or they go in-house. Where else is there really to go?

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Re: Where do litigation associates from top NY firms go?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:16 am

Also government and nonprofits.

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Re: Where do litigation associates from top NY firms go?

Postby HonestAdvice » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:21 am

Disneyland

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Re: Where do litigation associates from top NY firms go?

Postby AdamDeMamp » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:26 am

They go to live on farms

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Re: Where do litigation associates from top NY firms go?

Postby October25 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:17 pm

I'm rather interested in know this as well.

Does anyone have (obviously rough) numbers on what "typical" positions after exiting look like, in terms of hours and pay?

Government is reasonably easy to estimate, but what about boutiques, in-house, non-profits, etc.

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Re: Where do litigation associates from top NY firms go?

Postby Abbie Doobie » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:26 pm

same place where engineers go when they turn 40



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