How many years can one bill 1500-1600 hours without getting fired?

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How many years can one bill 1500-1600 hours without getting fired?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:43 pm

Anecdotes welcome.

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Re: How many years can one bill 1500-1600 hours without getting fired?

Postby h2go » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:44 pm

As a specialist? At least 4-5.

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Re: How many years can one bill 1500-1600 hours without getting fired?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:44 pm

Also wondering this.

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Re: How many years can one bill 1500-1600 hours without getting fired?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:48 pm

I think this really depends on firm/group. I imagine some NY shops - not long. DC regulatory? Shit maybe 8 years.

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Re: How many years can one bill 1500-1600 hours without getting fired?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I think this really depends on firm/group. I imagine some NY shops - not long. DC regulatory? Shit maybe 8 years.


...wow. And is this while making lockstep comp?

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Re: How many years can one bill 1500-1600 hours without getting fired?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:44 pm

Obviously depends, but I think you could get away with it for 2-3 years at my WC office of a V50 firm. By year 4 responsibilities increase so much that I really doubt you would be able to bill only 1600 hours.

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Re: How many years can one bill 1500-1600 hours without getting fired?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I think this really depends on firm/group. I imagine some NY shops - not long. DC regulatory? Shit maybe 8 years.


...wow. And is this while making lockstep comp?


Note- I'm not saying it from experience, but yeah, lockstep market comp. You're not going to make bonus (obviously), but a lot of the regulatory practices at my firm don't do a ton of billing. My firm's target is ~2k for bonus, but only about 50% of associates hit it, and once controlling for stuff like associates that don't work for a full year, most of the ones that miss are regulatory associates.

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Re: How many years can one bill 1500-1600 hours without getting fired?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:43 pm

Easy 2 in NYC corp, 3 would rapidly become an issue.



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