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I am doing a secondment for a few months with an expectation to return. For various reasons, I decided to look for a fresh start at another firm once my secondment ends. If I am certain I will lateral… more

Do any of you feel like your parents treat you differently or take advantage of you after you started making a Biglaw salary? This has been my experience. The amount of times I’ve heard “you make a … more

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Is it ok to respond to recruiters from your work email or are people watching, and if they are, does that even matter?

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Lateraled from a Tier 2 big law firm to a Tier 1 and questioning my decision. My entire team has been staying online til like 2am every night.

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What do you think about the t-shirt and suit look that an increasing number of "cool" lawyers are adopting?

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Insight on Kilpatrick Townsend NY?

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Subletting my 1-bedroom apartment (option for furnished or unfurnished) at 20 Broad Street in FiDi. Amazing building, pet friendly, gym is better than equinox. Welcome to visit it in person. Lease … more

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Anybody have info on Manatt?? Rep, hours, comp, quality of work etc

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I’ve seen a lot of people going to the tech firms (Cooley, Fenwick, WSGR, Gunderson and Goodwin) lately from some top notch firms. Is it because they just want to do ECVC work or is there more to it?

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Anyone still doing dog daycare? I felt guilty during COVID so stopped but realized my dog gets almost no play time besides some walks all day. Seems wasteful though

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I hate try hards

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Is it normal to interview with the managing partner of a firm?

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9 years in and I am finding my work performance has been declining for about a year now, and especially the last few months. I am taking longer to complete tasks, making more mistakes, and having so m… more

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Question for anyone who works in patent prosecution: I feel like I am not getting proper training at my current firm. I have barely touched any office action responses or drafted any claims in the las… more

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I received a recruiting cold call directly from a Partner at another firm today. It was the first time that has happened for me. I know the lateral market is hot right now, but I didn’t realize it was… more

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How often does your firm have you/let you retake your firm website photo?

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Can I switch to litigation from corporate? I’m a first year associate doing transactional and I think I made a big mistake choosing transactional. Is it too late or am I stuck being a corporate la… more

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Just accepted an offer as a Corp assoc at new firm. Received conflicts check form and wondering how in depth I should go. I’m only a second year so won’t be too crazy, but what’s the expectation here?… more

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Any insight on Corp group at WilmerHale? The firm in general and specially NY office.

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How do I retire at 45? Give me all your tips.

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"This contract Terminates when Buyer reaches Completion to its Satisfaction" I feel like whoever drafted this could have reworded it a bit...

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How does everyone have time to prep for interviews when you’re busy with work? I have an Amazon interview tomorrow and there is so much involved in the process I think I may have to just wing it

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Which is more painful: watching litigators draft contracts or transactional attorneys litigate?

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What are some signing bonus amounts (and firm/class year/practice group) that associates lateraling to different big firms have received?

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Are anyone’s return to office dates being delayed?

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What do firms actually look at when evaluating people for partnership? I feel like the majority of partners in my section lack organization, leadership ability, management skills, or even good client … more

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Thoughts on DC corporate market? I have offers from a few firms that (I think) are the relatively big players in a relatively small market . Would be particularly interested in hearing about Goodwin, … more

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First round interview at Davis Polk next week for the finance practice. Any tips?

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DPW Finance vs Capital Markets (NY)? Hours? Culture? Second year associate.

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I work at an AMlaw100 firm in a secondary market but big office (over 100 attorneys). Our practice group has happy hours once a month. I’m a newer associate and while I’m extremely busy, I’ve made goi… more

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What do you do if the partner who hired you is nice in social settings but awful to work for? And you can’t seem to escape from working for that partner. This partner doesn’t respond to your emails fo… more

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You know it’s bad when your firm leadership tells you to bill fewer hours because they’re worried about burnout.

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Heeelp hit my hours and need a getaway. Throw some love at your favorite boutique resorts anywhere in the US. Bonus points for 21+ resorts.

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What legal markets (cities) would you bet on over the next decade?

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What law firms let you wear jeans (and honestly preferable shorts) and a regular t-shirt to the office (aside from Quinn)? Really have no desire to dress up outside of court ever again

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Firm is refusing to promote me to equity partnership after 10 months. I've worked on three deals this year and I feel pretty comfortable running a deal by myself despite having only been sworn in … more

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What’s the range of buy-ins for junior partners?

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Lateraled from government to biglaw as a midlevel 6 months ago. Have gotten to the point where I literally can’t turn work off without getting anxious. There’s just ALWAYS something to do. Help.

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Any insight as to the DC market for litigation mid levels? Coming from out of town, but hearing the opportunities are far slimmer than a transactional role

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