Baker Botts Discussions

Can anyone comment on the Houston-based firms, such as Baker Botts, Bracewell, Norton Rose Fulbright? Considering a lateral offer at one of these and wondering about culture, hours, work/life balance,… 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 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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Curious about peoples’ opinions about the remaining Texas-based BigLaw firms – V&E, Baker Botts, Bracewell. What are current reputations? Think they can survive independently, or are they doomed t… more

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My mentee (class of 2021) graduated from a good school with decent grades but somehow ended up in a nonexistent CA market doing insurance coverage. I think he just panicked and took the first job offered. I’m trying to help him make a transition out to a primary market (I’m thinking SF/SV) and actually make money. If anyone has an leads or would be willing to meet with him please reach out.

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Good billing realization rate for a first year attorney? I was told to get to 90% but this seems high

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Every day someone posts asking “how do I leverage ‘x’ experience to land a job in ‘y’ company/industry?”. I’ve shared this many times via DM, but here it is in the comments for everyone to see. HOW TO GET ANY JOB IN SALES!

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Any property professionals from Century21 South Africa ??

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Everyone says “Big Law” on this page. At what size do you consider your firm to be “Big Law.”

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The company is Fivetran what do you think?

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I am looking for greater impact and professional growth.

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Best sites/apps/sources to search for jobs?

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Hi Fishes,
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Working with builders is so stressful 😫!!! Okay, I'm done venting.

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Anyone heard of Italic? Honest thoughts.

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On job applications, do you self-identify your race/ethnicity & gender? I’ve always disclosed it but feel like maybe if I don’t do it for some apps it might raise my chances of getting a call back 🤔

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Do companies ask for your performance ratings at your consulting firm when you interview?

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