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About to lateral into the project finance team of White & Case. Thoughts on the culture / dos and don’ts?

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What are firms’ current office attendance policies? (Would be helpful if you name the firm).

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Does anyone know how to unsubscribe from these NY Bar emails? I’ve clicked unsubscribe some 20 times by now

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Anyone know of a BigLaw hockey league in the city and how one would go about joining? I am new to the city and looking to join something like this. Thanks!

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Ladies, Our women in law - NY meetup group started getting spam messages, so I am setting up a new group. I won’t share the link publicly to avoid the spam. Please send me a DM with your name and numb… more

Anyone in NY want to hang out? Looking for friends

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Is M&A lateral hiring dead for the foreseeable future? I’m a rising 3rd year at a V10 looking to lateral to a more “lifestyle” firm (to the extent it exists) in the V50, but it seems like the econ… more

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Any NYC firms hiring - looking to escape ID. 3 years exp - thank you in advance. It’s been a rough road.

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Why do you use Fishbowl? What value do you get? (Just curious why folks are on here)

Wondering if it’s just my v20 firm but it is so annoying when you have to work for incompetent partners that do not have the capability or stamina to do the work, but have one client or bring in one l… more

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Any ESG specialist associates/counsel out there in biglaw? Can I DM you?

Is Wilson Sonsini considered a good law firm (compared to the v10 firms)?

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Are there any humane lev fin practices out there? Will be a new parent next year and not sure if this exists or if I should consider only in house positions. I currently focus primarily on acquisition… more

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Top “lifestyle” litigation firms - what are they and what are the best ones in the nyc market?

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Any thoughts on Fried Frank, Shearman, or proskauer for shareholder lit/securities enforcement? (NY offices)

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Anyone know the best league for friendly soccer? Would prefer to play at pier 40.

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Anyone else absolutely hate NYC? I feel like this city is one big scam. Work a ton just to pay for ridiculous rent and higher overall cost of living.

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Any recommendations for recruiters? NY RR second year. I prefer to stay in NY.

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what percent of your income do you pay in rent?

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Is it bad to consistently email hr to fix your timesheet? I am literally so forgetful about my check in and checkouts and I feel ashamed

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Are there lucrative in-house opportunities for senior labor and employment associates?

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What’s the most toxic thing someone at your firm has done?

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Any stylist recommendation in NYC/Metro area? Looking for color analysis, wardrobe analysis, and personal shopping…

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Specialists, what is your speciality and what % of your work is transactional deal support work? What is the hardest document/work product you work on outside of deal support?

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one thing I do not do is pick up the phone before 9:30…after 7 years, you would think they’d learn.

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Does Seyfarth Shaw offer 401k matching for associates?

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Relatively happy NY biglaw commercial litigation groups? Looking for a group that is generalized bus lit and not investigations or white collar.

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Anyone know anything about Bragar, Eagel & Squire?

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What are the expectations for a 1st year tax associate? Writing tax advice and completing research?

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M&A seniors/mids - how are we all looking for the year hours-wise? It’s my first year in NYC from another market so want to make sure I’m not behind the trend or if can afford to turn work down. … more

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Anyone in the Restructuring group at Sidley and can provide insight on the group?

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