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French law student. Future holder of a masters degree in international business law, targeting a LLM and passing the bar. How realistic is my ambition of making it in the US?

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I have an offer from a lower tier middle market firm and from a small but prominent litigation boutique. The boutique’s base salary is slightly hire, and the bonuses are about the same. Thoughts?

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Rising 2nd year at corporate boutique. Major market. 170k base, variable monthly est. 20k, EOY subjective bonus. Big law = 200+25 I think. Is the range I am in competitive? Billed 2500+ last year.

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What is the privacy and data security lateral market like in DC?

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Lateraling from big law, major market to small/mid-tier market. L&E- focused attorney and background. Better to go to best ranked law firm in area or national employment boutique? Why?

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Is it possible to go from Finance Compliance to Biglaw? I have 5y Biglaw experience abroad and NY license. Moved to NY for inhouse job in finance but considering moving back after 4y.

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I’m a commercial litigator considering a lateral move, is including a “representative matters” section on your resume encouraged? Always felt it was unnecessary bc you can look up the cases I’m on.

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Is it possible to lateral into a Tampa, FL law firm from out of state without first taking and passing the FL bar exam? If so, where?

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I’m thinking about a transition from Biglaw, but I don’t really know what I’d like to do and I’m worried I’ll just get stuck with less money and no increased satisfaction or flexibility. Any ideas?

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Any thoughts on the IP litigation outlook in Atlanta and/or Charlotte? Looking to move but I’m not sure of the workload there. I predominately focus on patent infringement at my current firm.

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Senior Counsel in Boston. Thoughts on best way to connect with the right recruiter? Have a decent book and significant trial exp. Ideally will land as partner at mid sized firm, but flexible on title.

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Currently working in tax at a big 4 firm but want to pivot into tax at a big law firm, what are your recommendations in doing so? Also, I am not doing compliance my role is consultant based.

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Any tips on how to do a stealth job search while at a firm? Trying to relocate to a different market but have a demanding BigLaw job in NYC. Bad idea to request interviews by videoconference?

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What’s the typical starting salary and bonus target at a large company in-house?

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I want to practice privacy law at a medium/big sized firm. I have my CIPP/US, exposure to the field across three internships, and am clerking. NJ/NYC area.

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What is the best way for a US-licensed attorney to lateral to a position in a big legal market in a different country, e.g. London?

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Whats is the average pay for an estate planning attorney in southern California?

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Senior associate looking to make move in CT/NYC area, any suggestions.

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Hello - I am a junior associate switching from business&finance litigation to real estate transactional work. Yes you read this right. Any suggestions for executing this transition smoothly?

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For a Mid-senior level associate lateraling out of a big market to a small-medium market, what is the best way to ask and receive info on partner compensation to compare long-term opportunities?

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