too late to change my interest?

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too late to change my interest?

Postby #NotACop » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:21 am

I go to a state flagship school and have always been interested in employment/IP litigation. But, this year (3L) I've taken M/A, and I've enjoyed it to the point where I've done my own reading and research purely out of self-interest (which says a lot for me). I'm assuming to get any decent job that's worth putting in the ridiculous hours I would've had to go t14 --> big law, right? Or am I completely unaware of a M/A option in small or midlaw?

For some more background, I was in a midlaw firm for my summer associate and ~20% in terms of grades. I'm guessing this would take me out of the running for getting into any biglaw firm.

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Re: too late to change my interest?

Postby umichman » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:00 am

There are definitely some midsize firms that do Private Equity M&A. I would apply to anyone with a practice if you really want to switch. also, if you start in employment, switching will be difficult, but possible depending on the climate and probably within the first couple years. Does the firm you are going to have any M&A? that would be easiest. I would not revoke on your offer until you have a new offer.

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Re: too late to change my interest?

Postby #NotACop » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:02 am

umichman wrote:There are definitely some midsize firms that do Private Equity M&A. I would apply to anyone with a practice if you really want to switch. also, if you start in employment, switching will be difficult, but possible depending on the climate and probably within the first couple years. Does the firm you are going to have any M&A? that would be easiest. I would not revoke on your offer until you have a new offer.


They don't do any M/A, when I summered there it was mostly insurance defense/subrogation. I had a lot of fun with it, but I figure if there's a shot at more fun then why not take it.

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Re: too late to change my interest?

Postby RaceJudicata » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:50 am

Apply, apply, apply. Figure out a geographic area you want to work, and apply to every firm (Small --> big, but with an emphasis on small/mid-size firms) that has a corporate/business/m&a practice group or practicioners. M&A may be more difficult to crack at these smaller firms, but there are certainly a ton of small/mid law firms that do corporate work (i.e. corporate real estate, general corporate law, etc.).



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