THANK YOU. Apparently in a country of 60,000,000 there are some practicing American attorneys in Milan. Whoda thunk?lfa wrote: ↑Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:45 amHi OP,
Don‘t be discouraged!
The majority of posters on this forum don‘t seem to be very familiar with the European market for US big law attorneys. And I don‘t blame anyone because it is niche and small and given the huge US big law market, going abroad simply isn’t on the radar for most US law grads.- That being said, there is a lot of wrong information about big law opportunities
abroad on this board.
Better than looking at WFH, consider the following: Milan has a very small market for US big law attorneys who speak Italian and handle NY law governed capital markets offerings of Italian companies (mostly bonds but also the US law aspects of local IPOs).
Firms who employ US lawyers in Milan are eg Latham & Watkins.
There may be 1 or 2 other firms too. The market is tiny though and does not consist of more than a dozen people. A lot of this work is also done by US lawyers working in London.
As far as I know they pay NY rates.
I am not aware of other cities with US lawyers in Italy.
A job like the above would probably be more desirable then trying to work from home for months as - pointed out correctly before - this may have tax implications for your firm.
I understand if people on this board think what I am asking is pie in the sky because they have no idea about the local market but the viciousness of some people here is really ridiculous. Also, for the record, I work in a very niche legal-adjacent field and work with American attorneys living in Italy who have their own private clients IN THE UNITED STATES. So, yes, they do exist. The field is such a niche one that you would be hard-pressed to even know about it--these attorneys work with Americans seeking Italian citizenship via heritage; it is a very lucrative industry as well. I was simply asking if there are any firms that hire U.S. attorneys in Italy in a non-immigration field as opposed to setting up your own shop.
I also find it highly presumptuous that people are asking about my spouse and telling me to forget about having children! My spouse works from home and follows ME. And we're also happily childfree. If it's not possible, then it's not possible. A simple "it's not possible" would suffice rather than insulting me.