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in-house to biglaw

Postby synergy » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:11 pm

Does anybody have experience with making the move from in-house to biglaw? I graduated law school in 2014 and have been in-house at a hedge fund for close to 3 years now. I like my job and have no complaints aside from the fact that my hours are on the heavy side for in-house. Lately, I've been thinking about going the biglaw route as long-term, the types of jobs I want typically ask for law firm experience

Does anybody have experience making this type of move (in my practice or elsewhere)? Is this path, to the extent that it's even possible at all for me, one that must be done earlier in one's career or else that door is closed forever? And if you did make this jump, how willing (if at all) did you have to be to drop a class year or 2?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: in-house to biglaw

Postby nealric » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:28 am

synergy wrote:Does anybody have experience with making the move from in-house to biglaw? I graduated law school in 2014 and have been in-house at a hedge fund for close to 3 years now. I like my job and have no complaints aside from the fact that my hours are on the heavy side for in-house. Lately, I've been thinking about going the biglaw route as long-term, the types of jobs I want typically ask for law firm experience

Does anybody have experience making this type of move (in my practice or elsewhere)? Is this path, to the extent that it's even possible at all for me, one that must be done earlier in one's career or else that door is closed forever? And if you did make this jump, how willing (if at all) did you have to be to drop a class year or 2?

Thanks in advance!


We had someone from our legal department make that jump. They were 10-15 years into their career at that point and went in as of-counsel. It really depend on what skills you have and what skills the firm needs. However, it's going to be easier/more common if the person has firm experience in the first place.

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Re: in-house to biglaw

Postby synergy » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:29 pm

Bump.



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