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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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Waiting to hear from an in house job and received another offer from a firm - it seems highly likely that the in house job will give an offer but would it be acceptable to reach out and inform them of… more

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Hi all - we have an opening for our in-house data privacy group (big company with global presence). Looking for someone junior with 2-3 years of legal experience (big law is a plus) ideally working wi… more

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Anybody go in-house from big law and REGRET leaving their big law job?

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I’ve made the decision to start applying for in house positions which I think is an uphill battle given my purely litigation background—please send good vibes my way☺️☺️☺️

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Any info on pay at BX, BR or KKR for a 4th year?

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Has anyone used third party legal services to monitor copycat products that show up on large online reseller marketplaces like Amazon? Many of these have policies in place to shut down resellers that … more

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Interviewing in for in-house legal positions. Got through the final round of interviews with one company, only to be told they want another round before making their decision. What does this mean?

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Advice for second round of interviews where one of the interviewers was also present in the first round?

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When is an appropriate time to send a follow up email after interviewing? Is a week too soon?

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I’m renegotiating my current pay package and I think we will get to a good compromise on total package if I get the right perks. What kind of perks have people been seeing lately? I’m Senior Counsel a… more

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Been in house for 5 years with current company (practice for 7), considering a move to a firm that is mid size but on big law pay scale - firm claims to be big on work/life balance. Currently working… more

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If you interview for a job but are not offered the position, is it weird to try to connect with some of your interviewers on LinkedIn? I genuinely liked some of my interviewers, but apparently the com… more

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Is “Contract Lawyer” at a tech-based trading firm a dead end job?

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Venting: So annoying when business development makes a bunch of legalish-edits to a template Agreement you spent days drafting 🙄

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Sorry if this has been asked. For those who are Corporate counsel at Amazon - do you like your job? Any WLB? How are the people?

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Is there any real exit opportunities for an executive compensation/employee benefits junior associate? I see a handful of employment in-house counsel roles and some compensation in-house roles — but t… more

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For those in a in-house position in Florida, can you please share your annual salary? Trying to get an idea of what to expect…

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Anyone use Practical Law for in-house counsel, and what are your thoughts?

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Any companies willing to hire junior in house counsel? Nearing two years in a litigation/regulatory adjacent role and really would like to not litigate in my next role

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Went in-house recently and was told by my director today that there’s not much to do this week. Then realized I no longer need to make billables… life is good 😊

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Anyone have insight into what VC firms are paying in-house attorneys with 4-5 years of relevant experience? I’m a big law corporate associate contemplating a potential move to either a PE or VC firm b… more

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Hi everyone! Welcome to the in-house counsel fishbowl, the place to be for anonymous conversation about everything in-house, from career questions to legal operations and technology. Looking for a ne… more

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What is the salary like for junior in house counsel positions (2 years of experience) at Amazon and how does it grow over the years?

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What do sign-on bonuses look like these days for in house roles? Big tech companies. Thanks!

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Any insights on working in-house at Lyft? Comp? Hours? Any thoughts appreciated!

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Are there any in house entertainment roles that are particularly good? Netflix is obviously FAANG but I’ve heard the culture is cutthroat. On the other end of the spectrum, heard the traditional TV ne… more

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