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Tips for getting an in house job?

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Thinking about switching from one startup to a larger more established one. Pay is double and equity, at this stage in the game is considerable. If I leave, I’ll have to exercise my options. I do b… more

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An apple recruiter just reached out. I’m happy at my current role but curious. Anyone have insight on culture and salary?

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I have a brief resume gap from near the beginning of covid but have been at a new employer for >1 year. I’ve been asked about said gap during in-house interviews, but it’s generally been cursory an… more

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Any insight into working in-house at Abbvie (comp, WLB, work quality, etc)?

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Was fortunate to get an in-house role right out of law school. Two years in and wondering if I can stay in this area forever or be forced to go firm side for experience in order to be marketable for D… more

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Due to pandemic, I cannot attend a conference in-person and will miss the in-person networking that is critical to business development. Brainstorming ways to effectively connect virtually with in-hou… more

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My fellow in house counsel - you ever wake up Friday morning to emails that make you just go “why. What the f are you asking me??” and stare longingly at the bottle of whiskey on your bar…😩

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GC at a client asks if I’m happy at my firm; if I’m moving back home (currently on expat gig); whether there are jobs for back home etc. I’ve been working on his matters for about 18 months, we get o… more

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What companies make you do a take home test when interviewing?

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My company recently moved me to a new cubicle. However the new cubbies is so loud, I’ve asked to move and they have found a new cubicle for me but it’s in a worse location (by the bathroom). Should I … more

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I left my job at a law firm at the end of last year to take an in house job. Due to concerns on how the company was run, specifically potential effect on my reputation, I went back to my previous firm… more

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Is joining a startup as the second lawyer under a head of legal (rather than a GC) a risky career move? Currently a mid-level at a biglaw firm and have been told my long term prospects are very good i… more

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Anyone know (or know where to find) the pay band for AWS L7 Senior Corporate Counsel

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Best way to deal with inexperienced non-lawyers who think you should know everything about the law?

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Am I the only in house counsel that seasoned institutional outside counsel emails on federal holidays trying to schedule a call on , or knowingly during my vacation? Is it because I’m too junior for t… more

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Anyone know if Microsoft’s legal team is remote in the CLT office?

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Does your company use a ticketing system to manage emails received by the legal department? What works and doesn’t work your team?

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Recently started an in-house counsel position for a company based in WA, with offices also in CA. I’m licensed in CA and will work remote from OR. I’ve been trying to figure out if I need to be admitt… more

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Indianapolis F500? Interested in salary expectations for Indy in house positions (something like Cummins or Eli Lilly...doesn't have to be those two, but would prefer sizable company); practicing … more

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Has anyone heard of TechGC/DeputyGC? Thoughts on membership?

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Junior attorney currently at a firm. I worked as an intern in-house for over a year before starting work at the firm and I loved it. I’d love to be a GC. I decided to opt for firm work to build up my … more

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Hi! I have two offers and I’m not sure what to do. One is with a small firm that serves as outside counsel to medical practices (leasing, employment issues and acquisitions are primary work load) and … more

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I just learned my company doesn’t offer any paid maternity leave, other than 5 days of short-term disability. I’ll also have up to 16 weeks of unpaid leave (state required). I’m at a company of about … more

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I am 7 years out in a transactional practice (real estate) and have an opportunity to move in house at a regionally respected company from a midsize firm. I have WFH flexibility at my current firm bu… more

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Anyone transitioned into finance or pure business role from a firm? If so, what was the salary (after 3-4 years BL experience)? I am current at Texas Big Law and looking to stay in TX...I have a CPA a… more

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What would be an appropriate range of compensation for a 5th year/6th year associate contemplating a move in house from a firm?

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Do you ever feel like your friends in law firms look down on you as an in-house counsel? I am the only one in my group of friends who started in-house right away and I absolutely love it, but feel tha… more

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Does anyone have suggestions on limits for “employed lawyers coverage” in-house counsel?

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What questions would you like to see asked or answered in a panel on burnout for in-house counsel?

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We are considering reconfiguring the roles within our Contracts/Legal Department. We are a smaller team (5-8 people) but we face large technical and operational challenges due to many legacy systems u… more

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I started my first job out of law school a week ago in-house. I previously interned at this company twice so I already know a lot of the attorneys thankfully. Any general advice?

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Any insight on how much an assistant GC would make at a biotech? The GC makes about 500K (though CFO makes 450K)?

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Bloomberg Law or Practical Law if you had a choice?

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I'm in the job market and was wondering anybody ever hold a contract manager position? They seem well paid and legal adjacent some require lawyers. If so how did you pitch yourself?

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I have a non-attorney role but my company often assigns legal issues to navigate (contract review, dispute resolution, legislative/policy developments). I’ve been there 2.5 years and, when I came on, … more

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What’s it like to be in-house at a family office? If you have the right background, are you able to be involved in investment decision-making?

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