Thoughts on getting second professional degree while at big law? Want one because I’m a lifelong learned, but it would send the wrong message.
3rd year at a V10, billed just barely over our target first 2 years, never had a bad review and things seem not that bad. Biggest stressor is usually not enough work/watching others gun. Anyone else?
We interrupt this crisis to ask a boring question. How do you manage the never ending onslaught of email? How do you organize countless topical articles that you want to retain?
Not sure if I buy Andrew Yang as a candidate but I did get some laughs from his story about his time at Davis Polk. Still chipping away at my debt but good to be reminded that exits can work out 👩🏻💻
What are your favorite late night TV shows? I'm looking for something to watch when I get home and need to decompress (usually 9pm or later). The news broadcasts are too intense
Thoughts on taking to partners formerly in government about leaving for the government? The firm is pretty good about encouraging people to go to government. Ideally would like to move in 1.5 years.
If you (or someone you know) escaped law, how did it happen? What transferable skills were emphasized? Thanks
Do clients generally care which law school you went to? How relevant is it once you've been practicing for a few years?
Cravath, breaking everyone's hearts and destroying dreams of that extra cash. RIP to all associates at Cravath and other firms that have not made a decision on bonuses yet (because it probs won't happen now haha) Edit: Not saying I agree or disagree with bonuses, I just wanted to post since it's been a hot topic.
Do any other attorneys find themselves constantly setting depositions and appointments for other attorneys in their firm?
Bankruptcy law clerks SDNY and DDel: when/how did you secure post-clerkship employment? Was finding a job difficult?
I’m using all this extra time to Marie Kondo my digital life. Trying to figure out a way to have a less cluttered desktop. It’s clogged with screenshots I take to add to decks. Is there a better way?
I’m working at an early stage startup, no funding yet, so no salary in cash. Equity is still being discussed. How do taxes work in this case? Do I assume that it’s just similar to unemployment?
If I apply to MBB and don’t land a first round, do I still need to wait 6 months to 1 year to reapply? Or can I take a diff approach to my resume & apply (different office) more immediately...
This article from Harvard Business Review hit home. In the article it says Accounting firms especially Big 4 prey on “Insecure Overachievers”. I definitely think I am one. Here I am still working on tax returns at 1AM to prove my worth.
Big 4 and others what's the logic behind charging by the hour vs flat rate based on team size? Do you feel it creates the right/wrong incentives? What benefits do you get for having a higher rate?
I have a phone case for McKinsey BA lateral hire and need to prep for it. Anyone in a similar situation want to do a few zoom cases? Feel free to dm me!
Do managers and partners actually care/ notice when you work later than your coworkers and go the extra mile to take responsibility for your jobs as a senior?
Does anyone else use the "apology score" when filtering investments? Basically, "how many times in the last decade did I need to apologize for having that in your portfolio?"
I went from a job where I loved the account but hated the people. Now I’m at a place where I love the people and hate the account. Where is the balance of moderately liking both people and account?
Is there a job similar to banking but with less hours / always being on call (not corporate development). I enjoy the pitching, generating smart ideas, deal execution. Never being unplugged is terribl