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In-house counsel taking questions

Postby IHCounsel123 » Thu May 17, 2018 8:16 pm

Hi! I graduated from a Top 50ish school about 5-6 years ago. Currently in house at a smallish company (250-300 employees). Made the move from state-level government job about a year ago. I used to hang out on this website when I was first applying to law school - figured I’d pop in to see if I could help anyone out with advice. Ask me anything! (My answers might be vague to protect my identity and more importantly my corporate client!)

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Re: In-house counsel taking questions

Postby jmwt1996 » Fri May 18, 2018 12:04 am

Thank you for coming back to take some questions! Was it ever your goal before/during/after law school to pursue an in house counsel position? I'm interested in pursuing that path and was curious how popular in house/business related work is for law school students compared to big law, IP, government, etc. and if there is a lot of competition for those positions.

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Re: In-house counsel taking questions

Postby IHCounsel123 » Fri May 18, 2018 6:51 am

It actually wasn’t part of my plan at all. I wasn’t even aiming for private sector work, and spent my first few years as a lawyer working for a state agency. The in-house opportunity arose because my current employer decided to hire in-house, and I happened to have lots of connections with the company. They actually reached out to me - it was essentially “hey you’re a lawyer and we like you - want to come work for us?”

So there really wasn’t much I did to prepare or plan to go in-house, other than fostering connections and keeping my options open. That’s probably not very inspiring or helpful!

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Re: In-house counsel taking questions

Postby RCSOB657 » Fri May 18, 2018 10:33 am

What sector?

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Re: In-house counsel taking questions

Postby jmwt1996 » Fri May 18, 2018 3:08 pm

That's very interesting to hear, thanks for answering my question!

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Re: In-house counsel taking questions

Postby IHCounsel123 » Fri May 18, 2018 9:05 pm

RCSOB657 wrote:What sector?


Energy.



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