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Tech transactions in NY (considering transition)

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:16 pm

Hi, I’m currently a mid level in general litigation considering switching over to the corporate side, specifically to tech transactions. I hear it tends to be a specialist group that provides support for m&a and so the hours can be more unpredictable (relative to litigation), but I was curious to hear a bit more about what the hours/lack of predictability/assignments are like particularly for groups in NY. Has anyone who has made a similar switch be willing to share their experience? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Tech transactions in NY (considering transition)

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:20 am

Anon as I work in a related area.

There are two types of tech trans groups - 1) those that are largely or entirely service centres for other groups (eg, M&A or PE deal groups), and 2) those that have a standalone practice function (often in addition to a service function).

Most tech trans groups at large NY firms fall into category 1). Category 2) is easiest to find at firms with large emerging company practices where those growth clients needs help with commercial agreements. So, I’d look at NY firms with good emerging companies practices.

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Re: Tech transactions in NY (considering transition)

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:20 am
Anon as I work in a related area.

There are two types of tech trans groups - 1) those that are largely or entirely service centres for other groups (eg, M&A or PE deal groups), and 2) those that have a standalone practice function (often in addition to a service function).

Most tech trans groups at large NY firms fall into category 1). Category 2) is easiest to find at firms with large emerging company practices where those growth clients needs help with commercial agreements. So, I’d look at NY firms with good emerging companies practices.
This is helpful for me too. I'm a junior in an IP lit practice hoping to switch over to TT. Having trouble getting traction with the firms in category 2, but was wondering whether if I take a job in a category 1 group, those category 2 groups might consider me after a year or so

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Re: Tech transactions in NY (considering transition)

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:15 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:20 am
Anon as I work in a related area.

There are two types of tech trans groups - 1) those that are largely or entirely service centres for other groups (eg, M&A or PE deal groups), and 2) those that have a standalone practice function (often in addition to a service function).

Most tech trans groups at large NY firms fall into category 1). Category 2) is easiest to find at firms with large emerging company practices where those growth clients needs help with commercial agreements. So, I’d look at NY firms with good emerging companies practices.
This is helpful for me too. I'm a junior in an IP lit practice hoping to switch over to TT. Having trouble getting traction with the firms in category 2, but was wondering whether if I take a job in a category 1 group, those category 2 groups might consider me after a year or so
The firm I’m at regularly hires IP lit associates as TT.

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Re: Tech transactions in NY (considering transition)

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:51 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:15 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:20 am
Anon as I work in a related area.

There are two types of tech trans groups - 1) those that are largely or entirely service centres for other groups (eg, M&A or PE deal groups), and 2) those that have a standalone practice function (often in addition to a service function).

Most tech trans groups at large NY firms fall into category 1). Category 2) is easiest to find at firms with large emerging company practices where those growth clients needs help with commercial agreements. So, I’d look at NY firms with good emerging companies practices.
This is helpful for me too. I'm a junior in an IP lit practice hoping to switch over to TT. Having trouble getting traction with the firms in category 2, but was wondering whether if I take a job in a category 1 group, those category 2 groups might consider me after a year or so
The firm I’m at regularly hires IP lit associates as TT.
Are you able to share any details and/or can I dm you?

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Re: Tech transactions in NY (considering transition)

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:42 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:51 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:15 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:20 am
Anon as I work in a related area.

There are two types of tech trans groups - 1) those that are largely or entirely service centres for other groups (eg, M&A or PE deal groups), and 2) those that have a standalone practice function (often in addition to a service function).

Most tech trans groups at large NY firms fall into category 1). Category 2) is easiest to find at firms with large emerging company practices where those growth clients needs help with commercial agreements. So, I’d look at NY firms with good emerging companies practices.
This is helpful for me too. I'm a junior in an IP lit practice hoping to switch over to TT. Having trouble getting traction with the firms in category 2, but was wondering whether if I take a job in a category 1 group, those category 2 groups might consider me after a year or so
The firm I’m at regularly hires IP lit associates as TT.
Are you able to share any details and/or can I dm you?
It’s Gunderson.

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Re: Tech transactions in NY (considering transition)

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:27 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:42 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:51 am
Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:15 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:20 am
Anon as I work in a related area.

There are two types of tech trans groups - 1) those that are largely or entirely service centres for other groups (eg, M&A or PE deal groups), and 2) those that have a standalone practice function (often in addition to a service function).

Most tech trans groups at large NY firms fall into category 1). Category 2) is easiest to find at firms with large emerging company practices where those growth clients needs help with commercial agreements. So, I’d look at NY firms with good emerging companies practices.
This is helpful for me too. I'm a junior in an IP lit practice hoping to switch over to TT. Having trouble getting traction with the firms in category 2, but was wondering whether if I take a job in a category 1 group, those category 2 groups might consider me after a year or so
The firm I’m at regularly hires IP lit associates as TT.
Are you able to share any details and/or can I dm you?
It’s Gunderson.
Thanks! That's a firm I've been most interested in since I started looking. I was told I was too junior when I applied the first time, but I re-applied recently, so crossing my fingers.

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