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Plaintiff to defense?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:18 pm

First year on plaintiff side practicing securities lit. Ran into a posting from a v100 looking for a junior securities lit associate and wondering whether I should apply. I'm very happy where I am but the other firm would be a nice boost in pay (30%) and likely provide better exit options down the road. Leaning towards not applying but wondering if I'm being overly shortsighted.

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Re: Plaintiff to defense?

Postby Genius » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:31 am

What are you concerned about? Losing time applying?

This is something you can worry about after you get an offer.

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Re: Plaintiff to defense?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:53 am

Genius wrote:What are you concerned about? Losing time applying?

This is something you can worry about after you get an offer.


OP here. Obviously I would have to get both an interview and an offer, both of which are far from a guarantee, but it seems like a worthless rabbithole to head through if I'm not even sure I'd take the prize at the other end.

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Re: Plaintiff to defense?

Postby Genius » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Genius wrote:What are you concerned about? Losing time applying?

This is something you can worry about after you get an offer.


OP here. Obviously I would have to get both an interview and an offer, both of which are far from a guarantee, but it seems like a worthless rabbithole to head through if I'm not even sure I'd take the prize at the other end.


What are you concerned about? Losing time applying?

This is something you can worry about after you get an offer.

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Re: Plaintiff to defense?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:56 pm

Genius wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Genius wrote:What are you concerned about? Losing time applying?

This is something you can worry about after you get an offer.


OP here. Obviously I would have to get both an interview and an offer, both of which are far from a guarantee, but it seems like a worthless rabbithole to head through if I'm not even sure I'd take the prize at the other end.


What are you concerned about? Losing time applying?

This is something you can worry about after you get an offer.


It's not only time, it's the potential of my current firm somehow finding out that I applied and burning any bridges with either current or potential firm. That's one example of how this could backfire. The securities lit bar is a fairly small circle.

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Re: Plaintiff to defense?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:33 pm

As a general rule, biglaw will look at plaintiff securities litigators essentially as gussied up ambulance chasers. But it seems more fun to be a plaintiff lawyer anyway.



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