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Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:26 pm

Thoughts?

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by CanadianWolf » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:29 pm

Kicking butt versus kissing butt ?

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by acr0504 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:34 pm

Litigator- sits in at 7 hour deposition. says "objection" four times. 4 hours writing appellate brief.
Corp Attorney- reads fine print contracts for 12 hours.

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:49 pm

acr0504 wrote:Litigator- sits in at 7 hour deposition. says "objection" four times. 4 hours writing appellate brief.
Corp Attorney- reads fine print contracts for 12 hours.

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:51 pm

lit = fun

corp = most boring job imaginable.

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:lit = fun

corp = most boring job imaginable.

Explain.

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by sundance95 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:02 pm

Why anon?

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by profs<3mycomments » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:05 pm

acr0504 wrote:Litigator- sits in at 7 hour deposition. says "objection" four times. 4 hours writing "relevant," "not relevant," "not relevant," "not relevant," "relevant," "not relevant."
Corp Attorney- reads fine print contracts for 12 hours.
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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by bigben » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:06 pm

Varies too much to make any generalizations about the day-to-day.

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by Anonymous Loser » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:12 pm

Above post about overgeneralization is tcr.

For example:

Litigator: Stares at computer screen for 9 hours looking on Westlaw for a case that doesn't exist.

Corp. Attorney: Puts on largely ineffective Powerpoint presentation at seminar regarding changes to area of law relevant to interests of clients and potential clients; sits in on 4 1/2 hour board meeting, speaking only once to point out that business judgement rule likely protects whatever decision is under consideration.

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:15 pm

Anonymous Loser wrote:Above post about overgeneralization is tcr.

For example:

Litigator: Stares at computer screen for 9 hours looking on Westlaw for a case that doesn't exist.

Corp. Attorney: Puts on largely ineffective Powerpoint presentation at seminar regarding changes to area of law relevant to interests of clients and potential clients; sits in on 4 1/2 hour board meeting, speaking only once to point out that business judgement rule likely protects whatever decision is under consideration.

lol

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by bigben » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:lit = fun

corp = most boring job imaginable.
lit - 1L writing class in your office for the rest of your life

corp - baller doin' deals, cigars over golf, closing parties
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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:15 pm

bigben wrote:Varies too much to make any generalizations about the day-to-day.

oh, well.

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:15 pm

bigben wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:lit = fun

corp = most boring job imaginable.
lit - 1L writing class for the rest of your life in your office

corp - baller doin' deals, cigars over golf, closing parties

But, what if I know SHIT about corps?

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by sundance95 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:16 pm

Anonymous Loser wrote:Above post about overgeneralization is tcr.

For example:

Litigator: Stares at computer screen for 9 hours looking on Westlaw for a case that doesn't exist.

Corp. Attorney: Puts on largely ineffective Powerpoint presentation at seminar regarding changes to area of law relevant to interests of clients and potential clients; sits in on 4 1/2 hour board meeting, speaking only once to point out that business judgement rule likely protects whatever decision is under consideration.
Yeah, but only the litigator got to bill *all* that time.

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:18 pm

sundance95 wrote:
Anonymous Loser wrote:Above post about overgeneralization is tcr.

For example:

Litigator: Stares at computer screen for 9 hours looking on Westlaw for a case that doesn't exist.

Corp. Attorney: Puts on largely ineffective Powerpoint presentation at seminar regarding changes to area of law relevant to interests of clients and potential clients; sits in on 4 1/2 hour board meeting, speaking only once to point out that business judgement rule likely protects whatever decision is under consideration.
Yeah, but only the litigator got to bill *all* that time.

verdad?

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by bigben » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
bigben wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:lit = fun

corp = most boring job imaginable.
lit - 1L writing class for the rest of your life in your office

corp - baller doin' deals, cigars over golf, closing parties
But, what if I know SHIT about corps?
A law grad that doesn't know shit about practicing law? NO WAY

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:22 pm

bigben wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
bigben wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:lit = fun

corp = most boring job imaginable.
lit - 1L writing class for the rest of your life in your office

corp - baller doin' deals, cigars over golf, closing parties
But, what if I know SHIT about corps?
A law grad that doesn't know shit about practicing law? NO WAY

I mean about the industry or something.

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by bigben » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I mean about the industry or something.
Oh yeah, the corps industry. Good point.

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by sundance95 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
sundance95 wrote:
Anonymous Loser wrote:Above post about overgeneralization is tcr.

For example:

Litigator: Stares at computer screen for 9 hours looking on Westlaw for a case that doesn't exist.

Corp. Attorney: Puts on largely ineffective Powerpoint presentation at seminar regarding changes to area of law relevant to interests of clients and potential clients; sits in on 4 1/2 hour board meeting, speaking only once to point out that business judgement rule likely protects whatever decision is under consideration.
Yeah, but only the litigator got to bill *all* that time.

verdad?
"Review and analyze Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Super. Ct., 47 Cal. 4th 725, 219 P. 3d 736, 742 (Cal., 2009) re issues re procedure of challenges to claims of attorney-client privilege. Draft memorandum re same. Review and analyze Zurich Am. Ins. Co. v. Super. Ct., 155 Cal.App.4th 1485, 1498 (2007) re issues re same. Draft memorandum re same."

Rinse & repeat. Throw in some conferences. HTH.

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by BunkMoreland » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:25 am

Corp: Drafting documents, negotiating terms on buyouts, investments, fund formation docs, M+A stuff, etc, closing parties, advising clients on implications of their actions, etc. Sounds like it would be a ton of fun actually.

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by NYAssociate » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:32 am

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by ToTransferOrNot » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:44 am

This is why bankruptcy > all. Send off the majority of the schleck work to the corporate or lit people. Focus time writing motion for reimbursement of fees. Win.

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

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ToTransferOrNot wrote:This is why bankruptcy > all. Send off the majority of the schleck work to the corporate or lit people. Focus time writing motion for reimbursement of fees. Win.

Bankruptcy seems cool since it combines corp and lit, but, IDK, dood. I feel like I would be very depressed working bankruptcy cases. So many lives ruined, you know?

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Re: Typical Litigator's Day v. Corp Attorney's Day

Post by ToTransferOrNot » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:This is why bankruptcy > all. Send off the majority of the schleck work to the corporate or lit people. Focus time writing motion for reimbursement of fees. Win.

Bankruptcy seems cool since it combines corp and lit, but, IDK, dood. I feel like I would be very depressed working bankruptcy cases. So many lives ruined, you know?
BigCo Chapter 11 frequently results in saving jobs and so on that otherwise would have been vaporized. Yeah, you sometimes kill pension plans (see: American Airlines,) but it's still better than the pension having no money for payouts after the company explodes.

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