Where to gain experience "drafting [specialty document]" in order to lateral into biglaw, if not biglaw itself?

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Where to gain experience "drafting [specialty document]" in order to lateral into biglaw, if not biglaw itself?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:45 pm

Eg, one lateral posting requires X years of experience with drafting "high yield credit facility agreements" or something similarly esoteric (i.e., peculiar to a given specialization).

As someone who's looking for a post-graduation position anywhere, in any field, where can a budding lawyer gain experience drafting [document] that biglaw wants, if not biglaw itself?

Smaller biglaw in secondary markets?

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Re: Where to gain experience "drafting [specialty document]" in order to lateral into biglaw, if not biglaw itself?

Postby 84651846190 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:59 pm

Just hold up a sign on the street that says "will draft high yield credit facility agreements for food."

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Re: Where to gain experience "drafting [specialty document]" in order to lateral into biglaw, if not biglaw itself?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:05 pm

Biglaw firms mostly hire people from other biglaw firms. They're not really looking to consider non-biglaw candidates for the most part. Exceptions are people doing similar work at mid-sized firms, in-house or government (usually federal), many of which are themselves former biglaw attorneys and who are mostly at a disadvantage from the beginning (except, e.g., SEC or IRS lawyers going to big firms).

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Re: Where to gain experience "drafting [specialty document]" in order to lateral into biglaw, if not biglaw itself?

Postby Magic Hat » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Biglaw firms mostly hire people from other biglaw firms. They're not really looking to consider non-biglaw candidates for the most part. Exceptions are people doing similar work at mid-sized firms, in-house or government (usually federal), many of which are themselves former biglaw attorneys and who are mostly at a disadvantage from the beginning (except, e.g., SEC or IRS lawyers going to big firms).


Out of curiosity why would a midlaw attorney doing similar documents be at a disadvantage over government attorneys?



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