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M&A lawyers, what are some best practices you’ve picked up or expect from your juniors? Lateraled and realized my training on these “expectations” was sub-par. Thinking of things like: updating ch… more

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Any avenues besides litigation when dealing with bank fraud or bad debt?

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I still somehow am shocked at the amount of non lawyer fiduciaries literally who don’t even know the meaning of the word.

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Junior M&A lawyer. I love drafting, negotiating and client contact. I hate structuring and cannot tolerate process. Which areas can I switch to?

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I spiked a $15 million refinancing and the financing broker called me to tell me how i fucked her out of a commission, and that call gave me the only bit of serotonin I’ve had in about 3 weeks.

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First interview at a biglaw firm. Just graduated and want to pursue transactional areas, no prior experience. I feel like I’m a risk of a hire in their eyes so any advice?

Has anyone transitioned from litigation to transactional? I only have a year of litigation experience but I absolutely hate it. Any and all advice welcome

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What are some smart but not rude phrases I can use during negotiations when opposing counsel starts raising its voice and getting aggressive?

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What's one thing you wish you knew before you started your first job in law?

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As the indemnified party, do you exclude Indemnity obligations from the LoL cap?

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Any insight on SBP comp for a 2nd or 3rd year associate in the Midwest?

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Oh to be a transitioning from junior to mid - level while still feeling like a junior associate. Send help!

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Anyone use OneNote as a transactional lawyer? How do you like it? Trying to be more organized with all my ongoing deals!

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(UK) Silver circle junior M&A lawyers - how often do you work weekends? What time do you usually finish on a weekday?

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A very junior associate here : what does it mean to populate documents? Partner just sent me this email this morning as an action intended for Monday. Thanks a lot.

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Any insight into Cleary’s corp team in the SF/SV area?

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How often is there RWI in a de-SPAC transaction?

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Are there lots of opportunities in industry for someone with HIPAA regulatory compliance background? For example, with payer (health insurers) companies? Or are such opportunities more with providers … more

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Is anyone else experience a slow down in m&a/general transactional deal flow? Definitely starting to get worried about job security. I’m a first year associate and would love to hear from those w… more

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Looking for suggestions regarding what everyone uses to gain more expertise knowledge on GDPR. I am looking to become an SME on my team!

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Looking for ways other than litigation to penalize fraudsters for cancelling transactions and stealing “pending” monies. Can this information be given to the credit bureau in order to negatively affec… more

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I’m a 4yr in AM (fund formations and secondaries) at a v20 in NYC. I’m trying to leave NYC to be closer to family (PNW), but my firm doesn’t have an office close. I’d been planning to approach them af… more

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Well...it finally happened. I've been feeling burnt out and falling behind for a while now. Just got a feedback meeting scheduled and I'm pretty sure a PIP is coming. Is this it? Or is there a… more

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Does diligence actually matter once the business teams have an agreement or LOI in place? I’ve done hundreds of hours of diligence and memos but never has a client ever had any questions on the dilige… more

S.J.D. degree - yay or nah? Put another way, what’s the value of an SJD degree (beyond a JD) outside academia? Is it worth pursuing?

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What are you looking for in minutes in diligence?

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I have the opportunity to act as outside counsel for a new construction company (commercial project management). I’ve been practicing for 4 years and have experience in small business law, none in con… more

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I have an interview for Bank of America for Business control Operations AML. I find it rrally auick since i ju… more

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Hello all recently applied for a position at Boeing. Application states it’s under consideration. Is this a goo… more

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Any Deloitte people…? Looking for senior legal role openings if you want a referral. Currently MD/partner and prefer to stay at level but for the right $ would move to a senior transactional role.

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Anyone with 7+ years of experience looking to go in-house with a ~$16B tier 1 auto mfg company? Generalist commercial role, probably director level but I’m not 100% sure. Not posted yet.

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What is a normal pay cut to go in house? For reference, I am a 5th year corporate associate making approx 250k base salary. I was just offered 180k base salary. Is it unreasonable to expect to be arou… more

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Any recs on where to find remote attorney positions? I’d also take a JD advantage/consulting type of job if it was remote.

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Rising 2nd year here: been rethinking my choice as an M&A attorney. I've had a rough go of it over the first year-and-a-half of practice and am thinking about moving to a different practice ar… more

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Long term, is it a good idea for a new lawyer who graduated without an MBA to try and get one if they are headed to a corporate group at a large firm? Assume that the lawyer has an interest in it and … more

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Has anyone here worked for United Wholesale Mortgage? The reviews on Indeed paint the company in a bad light. I would like to know if it’s worth it…

Working on a deal where buyer's side keeps on insisting on a POA to effectuate all actions of Seller under the agreement, including executing documents. I keep striking this and commenting that th… more

If there's a materiality scrape, how much do you fight over the qualifiers. This one is a single scrape so I'm inclined to keep fighting, but could probably live with some of them.

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I need some legal advice in my grievance letter. I have just paid £390 for a 16 min conversation with a solicitor and he now tells me reviewing the letter is an extra fee. I would be so grateful if s… more

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Anyone familiar with minority interest discount?When would you argue that the discount should not be applied? Example if the valuation was based (in part) had already imputed a minority interest disco… more

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