In-House Counsel

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What’s the right time to give advance notice to employer for transitioning to a new company - (1) after signing new job offer letter but still getting through background check, or (2) after background… more

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All of my Start-up’s-first-in-house-attorney brethren lament with me! I am feeling like Sisyphus over here. Hardly ever have any time to develop process improvement or make strides towards efficiency.… more

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Has anyone had any success switching from IP litigation to in house in a different practice area (e.g., privacy, corporate)? If so, can you please share your experience?

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Did you get a verbal offer prior to your hiring manager seeking VP approval?

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NFW- I just had a good laugh. Earlier today I was on a video conference call reviewing a Private Label Agreement template with a larger company who wishes to brand label products we develop and manuf… more

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Which companies pay the most for in-house legal / would find prior in-house VC experience useful? I run legal at a VC fund but am barely breaking $200K. I am ex V10 M&A and came from a traditiona… more

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Hourly rates for fractional GC/ in-house for early-stage but funded companies? What’s reasonable?

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Just started working in house. I am the second in house attorney for the corporation. The other terminated. The legal department is fairly new. Has anyone experienced where the company doesn’t underst… more

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Took an in-house job in Feb with a healthcare staffing co. It’s a new position and they’ve never had in-house counsel before. I negotiated coverage of bar fees and CLE costs plus reasonable travel if … more

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I helped my company apply for the PPP loans and we received the loans last month. Myself along with a few other people were furloughed Monday. Anyone else share in this experience? Does this mean the… more

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I’m a business/commercial lawyer with 8 years experience looking to relocate to Chicago from NYC area, while also trying to make the jump to in-house after only ever working at a boutique firm. It’s b… more

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First year associate in litigation offered an assistant in-house role for the construction division of a real estate development company. Asked to send an offer letter detailing my salary and benefit … more

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Tips to handle a non-legal boss that cuts you off relevant matters? Entered to the company as its first in-house counsel The legal issues were previously handled by the CFO with help of outside coun… more

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Has anyone been rejected before for pushing a timeline due to other interviews in later stages?

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I switched to a new in house role for a health care company in February, this is the organization’s first in house role. The outside counsel they have worked with closely and is respected in the field… more

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Curious to get your take: Company does b2b training. Had a client cancel some workshops, has a 28k “credit” but doesn’t seem to want to apply that credit to anything else. Sales team has reached out w… more

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What is the in-house interview timeline these days?

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Do people really ever get jobs through cold interviews from job postings? I’ve been trying it for years, done alot of third-round interviews and such, all generally positive experiences, but every jo… more

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Any suggestions on how to try and switch into an in-house position? 8 years litigating in Family Law has aged me in ways I can’t even explain.

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