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Does anyone have any insight about the interview process for a corporate counsel position at Amazon? Also wondering if anyone has information about salary. I have 6 years experience in big law and I n… more

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Is DeputyGC (part of Tech GC worth it). Looks like dues are 750 and my company won’t pay for it. Is the networking and access to materials worth it?

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Is it generally easier to lateral from in-house to in-house than law firm to in-house?

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How do I even start trying to get an in-house position as an IP litigation associate with 2 years of experience?

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Would you take a 20k pay cut to move to a HCOL city for an in-house job you think you might really enjoy? Trying to figure out if it’s worth it. I love where I live now and would hate to leave, but I … more

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Form cover letter or tailored when applying to in-house roles?

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Been In-House for 2 years now. Doing primarily Employment Law. I was offered a position at one of the Big 4 L&E Law Firms at a smaller office, my salary would be exactly the same I make now. In ho… more

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I have an in-house interview coming up, for a job that will cover SEC regulatory investigations and inquiries. I have experience with that, but don't have a global view on trends and key areas. Ca… more

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Anyone with in-house experience at Kiewit? Looking for info on total comp and corporate culture. Thanks in advance!

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What are some good questions to ask in a screener interview for in-house positions? Are salary/benefits questions appropriate at this stage?

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What does it take to survive and thrive as an in house counsel just transitioning from law firms? Thanks!

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Can someone please explain to me the differences between corporate counsel, legal counsel, and associate counsel?

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How much is a reasonable salary for an in house counsel in Chicago, 6 years experience? At a company of 1,500+ employees. I am seeing a huge varied number online.

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I'm in commercial contracting in house and everyone is driving me crazy today. Mainly business team being disorganized, Legal has to rush to help out or fast track contracts due to poor planning o… more

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Does a CIPP certificate help in finding a job? I haven't had chances to dig into privacy at work (handled by compliance 90% of the time) and my work has been 80% commercial contracts. Wanted to ex… more

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Does anyone else feel as though they ought to either (1) quit your job or (2) cry when senior folks in your department boast somehow (or complain) they’ve not taken a week+ long vacation in two years?

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Is anybody else having an issue obtaining cyber liability insurance? We have a client that wants additional insured and waiver of subrogation status which the market doesn’t seem to keen on.

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Asset Managers - what’s life like? Interviewing with an asset management company this week and not sure what questions to ask to get an inside scoop

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In-house securities lawyers: Merrill vs. DFIN - which financial printer do you prefer and why?

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Can anyone recommend a recruiter for in-house positions?

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I have a really unique opportunity to go in-house with a large company, but I have questions about the motivations and management capabilities of my would be direct supervisor. In other words, I am … more

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Is it easier to transition to in-house doing general IP lit or strictly patent lit?

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Any advice on finding in-house opportunities for junior associates in IP transactions/privacy? I've seen some juniors with 0.5-1.5 years of experience in biglaw go in-house lately, but all the pos… more

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Does an EECS degree help make the lateral jump to in house tech companies or do they not care? If so does grad level help? Even if you were in patent lit and not pros or EC VC?

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Any advice for a senior associate who is about to transition in house to a Fortune 500? Anything you wish you would have known or done when you started in your first in house role?

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What are the best non-FAANG tech companies to work for? Specifically, given this bowl's subject matter, for in house legal roles, but also more broadly. Comp, culture, nature of work, company pros… more

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Product counsel, what do you do day-to-day, and what are some KPIs for measuring success?

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Non- compete: can you ever sign a non-compete when going in-house? Thanks!

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In house job negotiation- is title important? What’s the difference between a counsel and a director? What’s the most effective negotiation strategy to get a less pay-cut? Thanks!

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Interviewing at a late stage startup. During screener with internal recruiter, was told base would be X. Halfway through interview process, recruiter says that base is actually 10% less than X. Red f… more

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How much is everybody working? This is year 3 of being in house. At my job I am 50% commercial agreements, 25% product counseling, 25% privacy. I definitely have crunch periods depending on what the b… more

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Any advice for senior counsel looking to take career to next AGC level? What recommendations would you give in getting a promotion after 4.5 years of in-house practice + 9-10 years in law firms

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I’m a 4th year and have an opportunity to go in-house. I’m afraid I don’t have enough experience and won’t have someone to “learn” from. If I was more senior I’d take it in a heartbeat. Anyone else fe… more

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Current and former in house M&A folks, what do your hours look like? Is the WLB meaningfully better than Big Law such that it would justify a significant pay cut?

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A client (in the banking industry) is looking for what they’re calling a software/dev ops attorney to report directly to the GC. Thinking 6th year+. Would need to be based in the south. Can provide mo… more

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Any impressions on legal roles at Apple? Particularly in privacy or product counsel.

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Best contract management software for a tech startup?

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Do in-house positions usually pay for CLEs and bar renewal expenses? I know firms do but wasn’t sure about whether lawyers need to make sure bar expenses are in their comp package when negotiating

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The non-profit foundation arm of our business needs legal help beyond my expertise. What area of law practice should I look for (re: external counsel)? DMs also welcome. Thank you!

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