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TFW a partner is complaining about all the departures but he doesn’t know you’re leaving as soon as the bonus hits 🌈

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Switching groups within my firm - moving to direct lending specialty. I’m a 2013 associate so quite senior, but “direct lending” will be new to me. Anyone suggested reading? I’m well versed with LSTA … more

So I recently got engaged (yay!) and have spent this fiscal year distracted and billing just enough to get tasks with due dates off my plate. Wedding planning is taking up a lot of my time and energy … more

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I have an interview to go in-house tomorrow with a startup. Should I still wear a suit/tie, or is that too formal?

Anyone successfully negotiate compensation at firm that officially doesn’t allow for origination credit? Have brought in small clients in the past but this one is a big one and huge for the group and … more

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I am a first year associate (NY amlaw 50 firm) who has a client to bring in, any tips for your first client and navigating the firm?

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Still fairly new at my firm. Has been a very slow ramp up time. A few other non-new associates are always slammed on new deals that the partners staff them on (hands them out like candy). One of these… more

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Hi - any advice on dealing with these types of seniors who are reviewing my work: 1) the kind that send you praise privately if you do a good job BUT once you make a mistake makes sure to email their … more

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Anyone pulling all nighters because of too much work? Need a friend.

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How does your firm calculate utilization? My firm’s billable requirement is 1850, but our utilization percentage is calculated based on 40 hours billed per week (2080/year). Pro bono work counts towar… more

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Got screamed at again by my partner today. The other partners are wonderful. Glad I've been talking to a couple of recruiters as I'm now officially ready to move. Sigh😕.

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Mayer Brown associates - does anyone know if you miss out on the year-end bonus as a 1st/2nd year if you don't hit the 60 hour pro bono requirement?

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So skadden beat DPW?

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All of my referrals keep getting rejected for grades. I like a lot of us would love at least one $50k referral bonus but my referrals keep getting rejected before they even get reviews for grades. And… more

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Anyone in a biglaw regulatory/administrative practice: what are your exit options? I'm a first-year in an administrative practice (electricity). What can someone hyper-specialized like me do after… more

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Is it possible to make at least $200k in house as a class of 2018 litigator in LA (currently in big law)

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What’s the worst reaction you have seen a client have to typos or syntactical errors in work product? Everyone loves to say “typos are all clients see”, “perfection is part of the job” etc. But have … more

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How concerned are you guys about malpractice? Do people actually get sued for it?

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Thoughts on working in Palo Alto?

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Do any firms offer medical insurance benefits that cover IVF, freezing eggs, or surrogate assistance?

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Litigation associate - what was your class year when you drafted your first MSJ? I think my time is coming but older associates haven’t drafted one, so I’m thinking they might take it from me. I’m wor… more

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That feeling when the new lateral associate starts and the work is a D- 🤦🏼‍♂️

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Douchiest thing you’ve ever done or seen in BigLaw??? And…..go!

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How have senior associates not gotten the memo that EOD means BEFORE THEY WAKE UP

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Has anyone had a prospective employer ask for professional references from your current firm as part of the application process? I got the offer and cleared conflicts, now they want professional refer… more

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I’m falling apart. I had the hard conversation today telling a partner I’m not well, having panic attacks and needed a mental health break. He said if I did X, Y, and Z, then I could take Friday off. … more

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What do people get for their mentors for Christmas? Not folks at my firm (but interested in that perspective too)

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Anyone else’s Intapp daily activity reports incredibly inaccurate? Just had a 10 billable hour day and it somehow only “captured” 0.7 hours. Obviously I enter time manually but wondering how much/if a… more

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Wilson Elser in Los Angeles: comp/hours?

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Second year L&E associate in Los Angeles looking to lateral in the new year. Any suggestions on finding open positions and reaching out to recruiters? My search so far has been limited to LinkedIn… more

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For those who made partner in recent years: Did you receive any constructive feedback in your written performance evaluations in the year or two leading up to your promotion or was everything positive… more

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The other day I had a dream that I got an offer from a top v10 law firm. I became so emotional that I actually woke up with tears of joy. To many of us, Big Law in New York is a dream…

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Wait did skadden just up special bonuses?

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What is the WFH policy at DLA piper? Hows the general culture?

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Milbank just matched DPW!

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How much did you bill during your two weeks' notice?

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Off by like 50 hours on my billable minimum for bonus. Am I screwed?

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I am at a v5 firm in NY in debt finance (rising 5th year) who got recruited to a v20 firm. The lifestyle will be significantly better (1900 hours vs 2300/2400). What is appropriate to ask as far as s… more

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Bonus and minimum hours - any one receive a bonus without hitting hours?

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Skadden has announced year end bonuses. Match DPW.

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