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Pigeon holed based on 1L summer?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:21 pm

Make a long story short - Have my CPA. Did tax for a couple years. Currently above median at CCN. Goal is NYC Biglaw practicing Capital Markets/M&A.

For this summer I have offers to do more tax work (legal side), but my worry is that I would be pigeon holing myself. Is this unfounded?

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Re: Pigeon holed based on 1L summer?

Postby trebekismyhero » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Make a long story short - Have my CPA. Did tax for a couple years. Currently above median at CCN. Goal is NYC Biglaw practicing Capital Markets/M&A.

For this summer I have offers to do more tax work (legal side), but my worry is that I would be pigeon holing myself. Is this unfounded?


Yes, unfounded

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Re: Pigeon holed based on 1L summer?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:45 pm

You'll be fine in that it certainly won't close the doors you're looking to enter, but make sure to have a good answer ready for why you want to do something else, because interviewers will certainly pick up on your history of tax work and how it continued into law school. I had no crim law background but worked for a judge in criminal court 1L summer and got asked about it all the time.

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Re: Pigeon holed based on 1L summer?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:45 pm

Why would anyone want to be a capital markets attorney?

-NYC V10 capital markets attorney

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Re: Pigeon holed based on 1L summer?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:53 pm

I am a CPA from CCN, ended up in biglaw litigation. If you have a good reason for why you want to practice in the group you're interviewing for, it's a non-issue. A CPA is useful in biglaw across the board, even in litigation (although I did get assigned a lot of billing matters :mrgreen: )

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Re: Pigeon holed based on 1L summer?

Postby unlicensedpotato » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:37 pm

Do tax instead of corporate. Profit.

But no, you won't be pigeonholing yourself in any case.



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