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Thinking about lateraling to Dallas as a PE M&A third year associate from NYC. Which firm do larger deals? Public M&A? KE, Sidley, Gibson, or VE? Can you survive at any of the firms doing 2000… more

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I’m a non-TX immigration attorney mentoring a UT student who went to my undergrad. He’s done incredibly well in OCI and pre-OCI. Thus far, he’s landed interviews with (all in Houston): Baker Botts, Si… more

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I’m currently at a v15 in nyc looking to lateral to Houston. If you had a choice, which Houston firm would you pick? (M&A Associate) looking for best career prospects in the Houston market , (exit… more

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I’m considering V&E. Heard bonus structure starts at 2000 min and then moves in hurdles. If work is consistent I’d assume 2000 isn’t difficult to hit, but anyone have experience with not and firm … more

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recommendations for firm with good real WLB and open to remote work in Dallas or Atlanta? Doesn’t have to be true big law. Terrified to get it wrong…again… for the 4th time. 6th year Real Estate.

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Does anyone have insight into the culture or WLB of Gibson, Dallas?

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I saw a similar question on a different board, but I wanted to know how long it takes to hear back from a firm after completing a screener interview

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Anyone know if Winstead is open to fully remote hires?

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Anyone have insight on Reese Marketos?

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Does anyone know how long the interview process is at Winstead?

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Does anyone here have experience with Winstead? Outside of the firm’s practice areas, I don’t know much about the firm.

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I’m a 4th-year at a midsize firm doing mostly oil and gas work, but I’m looking to change practice areas so I can get away from a dying/morally problematic industry and move into EC/VC, Corporate, tec… more

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Reputable midsize firms in Dallas that pay very close to market? Wanting to leave big law for more work life balance. Not sure if midsize will accomplish this but please do share thoughts. Real estate… more

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Has anyone here transitioned from small/midsize firm to Big Law? How was the transition and impact on WLB

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Does anyone know the work culture at Ryan Law in Dallas?

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Anyone know billable requirement for an associate at Akerman? What about salary for a 3rd year associate (San Antonio market or similar).

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Has anyone here transitioned in-house or is planning to? I'm looking for a little more WLB but I'm scared to take the leap. Wondering if I would suffer on comp also

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Any thoughts on McKool Smith? Considering lateral opportunity to IP Litigation group (Dallas office) as mid-level associate. Seems they have a decent reputation for plaintiff-side patent litigation, h… more

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How hard is it to exit big law?

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Folks that have worked in Big Law in other areas of the country, what do you feel is different about being in Texas? I've been offered a role in NYC but may decline because I'm just happier he… more

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Texas Big Law friends, might I suggest donating some of that big law cash to causes that are pro-gun control and anti-mass murder of children? I hope you’ll join me.

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For folks in the Houston area, do any of y’all have advice on finding mental health therapists that “get it” on what BigLaw life is?

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Thoughts on how the upcoming recession will affect the law industry?

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Who here has exited or is exiting big law?

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Anyone have insight into Shearman & Sterling, Dallas?

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What's the best firm to work for in Dallas? Genuinely curious.

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Looking for info on Haynes & Boone’s typical interview/hiring timeline. Happy to talk via messaging or in the comments.

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Anyone have any insight into the Dallas office of Holland & Knight? Thoughts, feelings, concerns?

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Any intel on which Dallas firms have solid real estate groups that aren’t just doing “specialist” work but actually do true RE work and not just a satellite office? WLB, hours, culture also much appre… more

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Anyone have thoughts on Akin Gump in Houston? Weighing lateral options as a mid-level.

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Simpson Thacher or Vinson & Elkins for Houston?
Anybody has any insight on Simpson Houston?

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Thoughts on Shearman in Dallas? Hours, comp, WLB (if any).

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Intel on Touchstone Bernays? Salary, billables?

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Anyone have recommendations for CPAs based in Houston (or anywhere in Texas in the post pandemic world) who are familiar with working with BigLaw attorneys?

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Has anyone tried to do the Rice online MBA while being a junior corporate associate? Does anyone think this is doable? I want an MBA because I eventually want to pivot from law but the opportunity cos… more

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What are top Austin RE groups that would have a solid WLB?

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I lateraled to a firm in Texas last summer (NY licensed), and am just now getting around to transferring my UBE score and applying to the Texas bar. Am I screwed for taking so long? Have I accidentall… more

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Any Dallas firms looking for junior litigation associates right now?

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Within the Texas biglaw sphere, do public or private M&A associates have better exit options, particularly in the Houston market? I’m a second year and like public and private work about equally b… more

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