In-House Counsel

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Looking for remote opportunities to learn about commercial laws, drafting, businesses and varied new aspects of law. What can I offer? Have 5 years of legal research and writing experiences (commercia… more

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Any advice on giving notice virtually? Very nervous. My boss is not going to take it well but trying not to burn bridges.

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Any advice on salary ranges for a person with 3 years of big law (V5) privacy experience? Trying to understand how far off of the Cravath-scale I need to be willing to go. Looking at roles in DC, Ch… more

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I’m interviewing with a tech start-up, one of phases of the process involves a “legal exercise”. Any idea what I should expect for the exercise?

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Just started working in-house within the last couple of months. First real attorney gig after doing compliance. The GC was terminated and I had to fill in the role as GC (even though that’s not what I… more

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SaaS question. Anyone have experience with SaaS contracts that can speak to typical terms for liability caps? We are generally successful at having liability caps for most types of damages but client… more

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Decided I would rather pull my teeth out without anesthesia than ask for a raise to go with a promotion (supposedly job satisfaction was supposed to ve paymebt enough - nope). Advice?

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Curious to know how other in-house teams handle purchase orders. Do you send them all through a redline process? Currently the executives at my company want them to be reviewed only if they have to si… more

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Relatively new to the general counsel role and trying to expand the KPIs used in regular reporting to the Board. Luckily, we don’t have much in terms of threatened or actual litigation and limited out… more

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I have been a corporate lawyer at a large energy company for the past 5+ years. In light of the uncertainty in energy, I am considering a move to real estate. Has anyone done this before? How did you … more

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I got an offer Monday from company A they said they needed an answer by the end of the week. I let company B know immediately that they were my first choice but I had an offer and needed to know by th… more

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Any suggestions for an intake or ticketing system? It's hard to keep up with the number of questions, contract reviews, questionnaires, and other client tasks without having some requests fall thr… more

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Anyone have any tips for nailing an in-house job interview? I have an intro call with the company’s recruiter tomorrow morning. Really want this job...

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What’s the going rate for a Senior Legal Counsel (7-10 yrs experience) at a F500 Company in a major market?

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Does anyone have experience in the Midwest in house market, specifically St. Louis?

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Anyone else been doing strictly remote interviews now and struggling to get a feel for office environment and fit?

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I’m a big law associate (class of 2017) looking to go in house and trying to set salary expectations (especially for the interview stage when I’m asked). I don’t want to go too low that I disadvantage… more

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Finding relevant patent benchmarking data has been a challenge. Would anyone be interested in providing anonymous data to compile some informal stats? If so, I will figure out how to provide a survey … more

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🚨🚨 In-House Slack group: https://www.legal.io/community 🚨🚨 Welcome to the In-House Counsel bowl! … more

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Has anyone interviewed for legal jobs at consulting firms like Bain, McKinsey, or BCG? Any tips? I'm told there will be a sort of times questionnaire of a few questions. I'm expecting consult… more

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Could anyone who has the CIPP/US certification talk about how difficult the test is and what kind of studying it required? I really need to take this (my employer is asking about it) but finding the a… more

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Would taking a job as a M&A underwriter career suicide?

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Choice of law clause - does anyone really evaluate choice of law clause in standard vendor contracts? If you get a contract where the vendor wants e.g. Utah law, do you actually evaluate Utah law? … more

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Is it possible for a United States Attorney in the criminal division to transition in house ?

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🚨🚨 In-House Slack group: https://www.legal.io/community 🚨🚨 Welcome to the In-House Counsel bowel!… more

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I'm getting promoted and will have (an) employee/s. I have never been a manager before except discreet projects. Can anyone recommend an online, book, etc to teach me how to be a good boss? Panick… more

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Anyone else here in an in-house group that mostly does its own legal work, and uses outside counsel sparingly, when there is either a temporary capacity issue or we need a different type of expertise?

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Does anyone have issues w/ HR frequently arguing w/ Counsel’s advice & then acting as attorneys & giving “HR advice” to managers that’s completely inaccurate “legal” advice? If so, how do u ha… more

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First legal hire (GC) at a start-up, (also my first in-house role coming out of big law). Any advice on where to start - eg developing policies, when to reach out to outside counsel etc.? Feeling quit… more

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I heard that when Netflix hires outside counsel, it asks a series of questions to determine how credit is given at the firm selected. The goal is to ensure that the “old white hairs” at the top are n… more

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I am a litigation lawyer in a pretty niche practice, but I may have an interesting opportunity to go in-house for a large international company, which is something I have never really considered. As … more

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Is it common for a general counsel of a small startup to report to the Chief Compliance Officer? What are potential pitfalls of this approach?

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I'm a senior associate (10+ years) as a commercial litigator with the NY office of a well respected Biglaw firm. I'm looking for my next opportunity for a number of reasons, and would most pr… more

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Best contracts management software for a professional services firm? I’m the only in-house attorney and work with contracts a lot. Many tasks are redundant, constantly hunting down the sales team beca… more

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Just joined in-house and only person of color on my legal team (of 9) and very inclusive until now. Anyone in the similar boat? Would love to hear what your experiences are like (positive or negative)… more

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I’m considering leaving my big law job to go in house at a major area hospital. The last area physician org. offered me 100k then came up to 135k... I’m trying to get a feel for what might be a reason… more

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Recognizing this is a question asked in broad strokes, how much of a hurdle have you found an industry-switch to be when moving between GC/DGC positions (let’s exclude highly regulated industries like… more

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I’m a 2nd year associate at a small firm in the tri-state area. The firm would be classified as a general practice. We do everything from PI to insurance defense to commercial, corporate,and civil lit… more

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Is it crazy to leave biglaw after one year for a corporate counsel position? Hate biglaw culture, don’t like my practice area and know it’s not the long term play but still wonder if there are benefit… more

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