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attaching Matter List to Resume?

Postby gaddockteeg » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:44 pm

I have a 4ish years out of law school. Litigation. I have a 1 page resume but I currently have a 2 page attachment to this resume where I list a bunch of matters that I was on. Is this bad/excessive and would it get me unnecessarily dinged?

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Re: attaching Matter List to Resume?

Postby albanach » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:42 pm

gaddockteeg wrote:I have a 4ish years out of law school. Litigation. I have a 1 page resume but I currently have a 2 page attachment to this resume where I list a bunch of matters that I was on. Is this bad/excessive and would it get me unnecessarily dinged?


I haven't seen such a thing. Is this normal in your market?

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Re: attaching Matter List to Resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:10 pm

I’ve had firms ask for a representative deal list AFTER applying.

As long as it’s generic and there are no identifying facts, I don’t think it’s unethical.

Some of the stuff was like: “represented multi-billion dollar cosmetics company in its acquisition of a company in X country.”

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Re: attaching Matter List to Resume?

Postby gaddockteeg » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:13 pm

QContinuum wrote:I'd be worried about violating ethics rules by disclosing this info... there's a special carveout for disclosing this information for conflicts checks, but there isn't a carveout for applying to jobs.


Yeah to be clear, matter lists dont have non-public info on them. So there's a lot of "anonymous" unless the litigation is already public.

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Re: attaching Matter List to Resume?

Postby gaddockteeg » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I’ve had firms ask for a representative deal list AFTER applying.

As long as it’s generic and there are no identifying facts, I don’t think it’s unethical.

Some of the stuff was like: “represented multi-billion dollar cosmetics company in its acquisition of a company in X country.”


Yeah, this is why I started doing it. Do you know/think of any reason not to include it as a part of my resume?

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Re: attaching Matter List to Resume?

Postby QContinuum » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:03 pm

gaddockteeg wrote:Yeah to be clear, matter lists dont have non-public info on them. So there's a lot of "anonymous" unless the litigation is already public.


Yes, you're right - I misread OP's post. Have deleted my previous post.

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Re: attaching Matter List to Resume?

Postby gregfootball2001 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:50 am

I guess that from a litigation perspective, I don't see the point. Your resume should already say what types of clients you typically represent (F500, banks, mid-market, etc.), and what types of things you've done (first-chaired 30 federal trials, argued multiple motions hearings including . . ., lead discovery team, drafted multiple motions including . . ., etc. It's great to keep up a matter list for yourself, as having to do it for conflicts sucks, but I don't see what an additional two pages to your resume does. It's like stating your rank/GPA on your resume, and then attaching your transcript. If they ask for it, definitely send it, otherwise it's overkill.



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