Litigation -> PE/VC?

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Litigation -> PE/VC?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:10 am

Curious to hear if anyone has any experience successfully transitioning from a biglaw mid /senior level associate to in-house in a PE or VC firm. How did you make the transition? Are there any skill sets or credentials that the PE/VC is looking for?

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Re: Litigation -> PE/VC?

Post by soft blue » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:23 am

Do you mean as an in-house legal person or a front-office role?

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Re: Litigation -> PE/VC?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:22 pm

More like In-house legal role. But if you know of anyone who has successfully transitioned into the business side, do you mind sharing as well?

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Re: Litigation -> PE/VC?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:27 am

Litigation w/finance backgrounds for the business side lean slightly more towards hedge funds due to skill sets being slightly more applicable.


Also if you are at a good lit firm AND you understand finance extremely well, lit funding could be an opportunity.

There’s a fleetingly low amount of junior litigators with good finance experience so you’d be an out of the box candidate to lean into the portfolio management/underwriting side of the house.

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Re: Litigation -> PE/VC?

Post by workhard » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:03 pm

A lot of in-house jobs turn into financial compliance. Be warned.

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Re: Litigation -> PE/VC?

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:27 am
There’s a fleetingly low amount of junior litigators with good finance experience so you’d be an out of the box candidate to lean into the portfolio management/underwriting side of the house.
Do you mean the legal side of portfolio management / underwriting alone or including work on the business side as well?

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