Should I consider going inhouse?

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Should I consider going inhouse?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:20 am

Hey guys,

I have a few years of biglaw and inhouse experience. I am in a pretty in demand group right now. I was recently asked by a former firm client if I had any interest in moving inhouse. The job would be majority commercial contracts and the remaining would be the field that I specialized in inhouse (think tax, environmental, consumer lending).

The position is a normal sr. corporate counsel position (bottom of the pole) and pay is slightly lower than what I make now but the real kicker is that after 3-6 months of working at their corporate office, I can work remote, which is an amazing opportunity that will allow me to move anywhere I want to live.

The only part that scares me is that my job is more commodity focused work (commercial contracts) and less specialty work (future career prospects). At the same time, I understand that opportunities like this don't come around often.

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Re: Should I consider going inhouse?

Postby nealric » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:14 am

Going in-house all about the company and the opportunities therein. I'd be a bit concerned about working remote though. Employees who aren't around tend to be out-of-sight-out-of-mind. It means they are often the first to go when there's a round of layoffs, and last to get promoted. I'd be more interested in something like that as a gateway to retirement rather than as something you'd want to build your career on.

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