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DC Biglaw-->Florida

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:46 am

Hi all. So I'm (hopefully, fingers crossed) going to be in the position to accept an offer from my DC SA firm soon. If I get the offer, I can accept it immediately, even though I have a clerkship with a USDC judge in Florida in between when I'd be coming back to the firm.

I'd like to accept the offer, clerk, work in DC for a few years, and possibly head back down to Florida. The catch is I'd be interested in regulatory-type work (think Hogan Lovells, Latham type work) and am not sure there is a lateral market for that kind of work in Florida. Would I be able to lateral to Tampa/Orlando/Miami as a fifth or sixth year associate with a clerkship and regulatory work as my experience?

Thanks, all.

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Re: DC Biglaw-->Florida

Post by Louis1127 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:40 pm

Probably won't be the answer you're looking for, but...

Companies, firms, you name it, in my experience LOVE folks who have been inside the beltway. Whether it's in a member's office, a committee office, or a legal clerkship like you're talking about. Most people work in DC for a few years then go back home (or to another location). To answer your question, I would say you would be able to pull off that lateral move very feasibly FWIW.

Hopefully some more posters will give you some more info. Good luck!


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Re: DC Biglaw-->Florida

Post by ZyzzBrah » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:16 am

Greenspoon Marder does some (I dont know how much) regulatory work

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