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Does anyone work or got any insight on Keller & Heckman DC?

Am I hurting my chances of lateraling to a potential firm if I go to a luncheon with my current firm (and boss) and don’t go out of my way to say hello to the lawyers from the potential firm I am in t… more

How long should you wait before reapplying at a firm?

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Partners and seniors, what elements are you considering when you pick up which mid/junior to staff?
Corporate (if that matters).

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Started at a new big law firm almost five months ago. Had to ask the partner I report to for more work today for the first time since I started. I feel like a failure. Is this a normal scenario?

Anyone know if Quinn is giving full year end bonuses for laterals?

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What does fisher Phillips pay 3rd years? Are they lockstep ?

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Which firms need mid level ip litigators and will give a good signing bonus?

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Can men get away with wearing Lululemon commission pants in the office? Does it look obvious you’re dressing down or can they pass as dress pants?

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Do any big firms not let associates keep referral fees paid by a plaintiff for a case you referred out? I don’t know my firm’s policy and I’m afraid to ask..

Is your firm hiring still giving return offers to summers?

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How many emails in one day do you consider a lot? I am getting wiped out just from email management and not even getting to the actual work (drafting docs, etc)

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Doing a doc review. ~25k individual docs/emails/text threads from our first data pull, not including attachments. No review protocol in place. Suggested we should have one in place for the team but wa… more

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Can someone explain simply why PE is considered sort of evil?

My husband just got word on partnership. How to celebrate??

When he told me, my jaw dropped on the phone. I’d like the celebration to be a bit more memorable than phone silence.
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Real estate / real estate finance associates, is everyone still crazy busy or are you noticing a bit of a slow down? I’m at an Am Law 20 and was crazy this year through most of the summer, but have s… more

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As an associate, do I have to dress up for virtual call back interviews for summer associate candidates? I’ve billed 33 hours this week and putting a suit over my jittering body might actually make me… more

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Has anyone taken a job at a less prestigious firm for the work life balance and been happy? Considering the move but wonder if I’ll have regrets.

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Now that the dust is settling, any further insight on the new Miami firms (i.e., K&E, Sidley & Winston)? Any fishes that can speak to their interview process?

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Thoughts on Greenberg Glusker? Is the alleged better WLB/quality of life worth the non-market salary?

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I interviewed for a lateral position a week ago and still haven't heard back. Interviewing as a lateral is a whole different game than doing it during ocis, haha

What advice would you give a 2L deciding between multiple summer offers? Red/green flags?

Is anyone else waiting for the housing market to drop so they can finally get a home instead of lighting their money on fire paying rent or is it just me

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How long does it typically take to draft/flip comments on a protective order in a big collar multiple party commercial lit case?

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I am on a case with someone who is the same year as me and I do not know how to order our names on the filings. I am a F and he is a M. My last name is before his in alphabetical order. I don’t want t… more

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Anyone ever successfully negotiate class year advances (I.e., negotiating 2014 class year rather than current 2016) when lateraling or when your current firm is asking you to stay? Am an associate in … more

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Anyone have insight to what life is like at Brownstein?

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Anyone have tips for focusing and not getting distracted by incoming emails that actually work and don’t result in missing the ones that really are urgent? 😂

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If a firm thinks you’re the right candidate to make an offer to, do they usually continue interviewing anyway? Confused because I had a great interview and think I’m a great fit but the firm is contin… more

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New to the game. How bad is a senior giving comments by using all rhetorical questions at 10 pm or 7 am? Just realized my mental health suffered, and I made more and more mistakes when working with hi… more

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Does anyone else who works in healthcare feel really morally conflicted about private equity in the healthcare space? It’s starting to be a real push for my firm, but I feel really gross about it. Oth… more

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I recently turned down an offer doing solely VC work because I still like M&A. Am I going to regret this later? I know M&A has a pretty awful life but VC can get a little boring and frustratin… more

When do does pay/class year "upgrade"? Is it end of billable year (ours ends 11/1)? Or is it whenever the new associates start?

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Any other health nuts frustrated by the lack of schedule stability in your practice? I’m an M&A associate who also has kids, and it’s killing me that it is incredibly hard to find time to work out… more

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Is it possible to go to Big Law with 3 YOE in immigration (basically applying for an entry level position)? How unlikely is it?

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How would you ask to transfer to another office within your firm?

I lateraled from one firm in city A to another firm city B. During the interview process, I made a big deal about how I bad… more

Can someone give me a better idea of how Polsinelli Chicago pays? Starting appears to be $190k but what does a mid level make?

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How stressed do I need to be? I’m a 3rd year lateral in my first year at a firm. My hours are only at 75% but my realization is hovering around 93%. My hours have definitely increased since the 6th mo… more

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What are deposition-heavy practice areas? I do big law asbestos defense, but want to expand my earning potential.

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