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US attorney starting his career off in a large tech company headquartered in Asia- advices

Post by ahendkssud11 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:04 am

I'm a US licensed attorney, who graduated in Fall semester of 2020, licensed in one of the Western states. It was a hard journey finding a job, but I recently got an offer to work as a legal counsel at a large tech company in my home country. I went to college/ law school in the states. Though I'm licensed here and would prefer to remain here, it seems that I'm likely to be looking for jobs, at least for the next 3-4 months until I can find something that I feel that is remotely related to the area i'm interested in. because my goal is to eventually move back, does anyone who have similar experience have any advice for me?

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Re: US attorney starting his career off in a large tech company headquartered in Asia- advices

Post by Sackboy » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:59 am

Does your tech company have a meaningful U.S. presence? If so, it might be best to just try to get back to the U.S. through an internal transfer.

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Re: US attorney starting his career off in a large tech company headquartered in Asia- advices

Post by ahendkssud11 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:35 pm

Sackboy wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:59 am
Does your tech company have a meaningful U.S. presence? If so, it might be best to just try to get back to the U.S. through an internal transfer.
Yes they do! Have you seen any atty doing a lateral move into a firm/ diff company like this in the past?

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Re: US attorney starting his career off in a large tech company headquartered in Asia- advices

Post by Sackboy » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:46 pm

ahendkssud11 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:35 pm
Sackboy wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:59 am
Does your tech company have a meaningful U.S. presence? If so, it might be best to just try to get back to the U.S. through an internal transfer.
Yes they do! Have you seen any atty doing a lateral move into a firm/ diff company like this in the past?
From my browsing of Linkedin over the past few years, I've definitely seen it happen with a few folks between the U.S. and Europe. I tend to look at profiles of Asia-based attorneys less due to how my practice area works, but I imagine it's possible. It might just take a year or two of working the internal politics, showing that you're competent, and supporting/interacting with the U.S. team enough to make yourself a viable/good candidate for an internal transfer.

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