Does the BigLaw market you work in matter?

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Litt1tUp

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Does the BigLaw market you work in matter?

Postby Litt1tUp » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:11 pm

I have recently been wondering this and wanted to get some others thoughts in terms of the location you choose/get hired to and its long term effect on your career (besides the obvious effect of restricting you to work in that geographic area)?

For example, if you are fortunate enough to be hired by a top firm, is there a different perception of the quality/marketability of lawyers that work in the NYC office as opposed to SF? LA? DC? Boston?

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Re: Does the BigLaw market you work in matter?

Postby Br3v » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:04 pm

Litt1tUp wrote:I have recently been wondering this and wanted to get some others thoughts in terms of the location you choose/get hired to and its long term effect on your career (besides the obvious effect of restricting you to work in that geographic area)?

For example, if you are fortunate enough to be hired by a top firm, is there a different perception of the quality/marketability of lawyers that work in the NYC office as opposed to SF? LA? DC? Boston?


The clients will, on average, be different. Tech in SV, banks in NY, energy in TX, etc. People sometimes refer to working on the biggest/best/most complex/etc deals in NY, but it's probably more important to think about the types of clients you'll be working for in a given city and what that means as far as exit options (as well as he obvious, what city do you want to be in/exit in).



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