What do I say to/ask a partner at a firm I like but is in a different practice area?

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What do I say to/ask a partner at a firm I like but is in a different practice area?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:46 pm

Here's the situation

I'm in government, 2 years experience, and have been looking to make a move to private practice. I was speaking with a friend and mentioned a firm that I'm interested in, and coincidentally my friend has a close relationship with a partner there (life-long family friend). My friend asked the partner if he could connect us and the partner was fine with that. I want to make the most out of this conversation, but the partner is in a wholly different practice area from me (broadly speaking, imagine an m&a associate talking to a lit partner). How do I make this work? Do I just ask to meet so I can ask questions about private practice/specifics about his firm? I just want to make sure it doesn't seem like I'm forcing a conversation or making it too obvious that I'd like his help to pull me over (whenever I do these informal convos I never straight up ask that). Thanks all

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Re: What do I say to/ask a partner at a firm I like but is in a different practice area?

Postby tyroneslothrop1 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:18 pm

Depending on how impressive your resume is, I might just forward it following the meeting with the note that if an associate position opens up to keep you in mind. I prefer to be direct.



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