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Akin Gump - whats their culture like? Saw a lateral position and I’m interested in applying

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Thoughts on Corporate/M&A at White & Case and Akin Gump in NY? Hours, culture, anything else. Thanks!

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Ladies & Gentlemen, with one month left in Q2, some will fall short of our numbers. Others will hit them. I can’t speak for all of us here, however, I can speak for myself. That being said, I will NOT be one that comes up short of my number. Now, this leads me to you all, to present a question. If you have to prospect, if you’re looking for new business, is it worth $1500 to put 95% of your prospecting process on autopilot? If so, let’s chat.

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