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Stupid question guys.. what does it mean to have market caps north of $100million? Is it saying anything above 100m?

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I know I don’t want to practice law full time for the rest of life. While there is some prestige, I honestly think we work way too hard for how much we’re paid. Any advice from seniors in this profession on how to diversify to make $? I’m single, no school debt, paying rent for apartment and car bill. No other obligations.

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How long is the typical equity partnership track? I used to think it was 8 years, but now it seems longer. Secondly, is it realistic to expect partnership if you’re willing to put in the work/years?

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Midlevel Corp NYC big law. Received a mixed bag review during mid-year review. Even positive and negative. My reviews over the years have had peaks and valleys. Worried about consistency. Should I dip or at least start talking to recruiters? Didn’t get an action plan or anything but it was a “developmental message.” Besides obviously internalizing and correcting to get better- thoughts on whether I should start looking?

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Advice needed. We have a paralegal who thinks she’s a lawyer. I mean she’s really delusional but she gets most of the work we don’t want to do done so I try not to burst her bubble. (cont.)

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Not my firm, but I hear Cadwalader just reduced associate pay by 25% and stopped partner distributions.

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Anyone here an attorney and a real estate broker? Good/bad idea? Any advice?

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Have you left law and come back to it? Why did you come back and how hard was it to come back after a hiatus in another profession (e.g. consulting, real estate, other)?

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Is there any way to get access to the finance bowl? Given how often corporate lawyers interact with finance professionals, it would be helpful to have a way to directly interact with them.

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How often are you lied to by opposing counsel? It just happened to me, and it’s probably only the 5th or so time (that I know of) in my 20+ year legal career as a transactional lawyer that I’ve been lied to.

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I work in an open space layout. Other clerks talk all day and I cannot concentrate. I’ve asked them to stop and they refuse. How do I escalate this without starting a war ?

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Everyone will be quarantined soon for a long time. Just make sure you have enough water and supplies. If you have another state or country, you can still get into and would prefer to be for the next

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I wish I could bill for the time that I spend being anxious about the work that I have to do 😩

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My firm recently advised that all its US offices won’t be going into office until at least September (with flexibility for certain office use authorizations on a case by case basis). Any updates from you all?

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Is it normal to ask your judge to officiate your wedding?

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Controversial Opinion of the Week: Big Law isn’t that bad. Sure, there are times it means late nights. But it’s stimulating and you are paid a lot of money to do a job that isn’t rocket science. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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When is a good time to join a nonprofit board? Don't want to lose touch with my ideals but also don't want to stretch myself too thin too early

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Times New Roman v. Calibri, et al for your pleadings?

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Anyone here make the transition from traditional law firm associate to compliance?

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Anyone here do securities litigation, plaintiffs or defense? I have an interest in the practice area and want to learn more about it. Thanks!

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Returning to school soon. Created loan spreadsheets. It has officially hit me how broke and indebted I will be lol. For those who took out MBA loans, looking back, was it worth it? Any regrets?

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Thoughts on North Highland? Looks like they have a local model. Are they primarily program management / IT? Do they have decent supply chain service offerings?

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How to transition to industry. Please help

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For those of us not in NYC (esp folks in Florida, Arizona, and Texas), are your clients or employer doing anything regarding the rapid rise of Covid cases?

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Has anyone had conversations about working remote like once a month? Been traveling every week and starting to get depressed, don't mind working just need a short break from the travel periodically.

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Nothing better than a manager who fights for you when the client decides to act up on you.

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What is / was your S2 salary at PwC in San Francisco / San Jose?

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Anyone leave B4 for IRS? How is the pay for whatever the equivalent of an experienced Senior is? Would love to hear any experiences y'all have had!

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Any recos for creative recruiters in the Chicago area? I know the job market is fully saturated etc etc etc. But let’s pretend that isn’t the issue for a second.

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Mid 20s NYC male 🐟 here. Lady 🐟, PM me if you might be interested in hooking up tonight

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Booz Allen commercial strategy - Good spot post MBA projects? Projects sounds interesting.

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Does your firm pay senior’s without an MBA the same as those with?

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Not following NJ State’s quarantine note— do we have to quarantine if coming from a state with high coronavirus incidence or no? The compliance is expected bit feels like a contradiction...

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Recently bought tickets to Hawaii on points. What's the best way to get business class? Pay to upgrade early or wait till a week out of day off? My flight is 8 hrs long. United flight

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Just got another rejection... Is exiting to FAANG or MB really this hard? Trying to go tech.. or mbb, but not getting anywhere. I have 2 masters (mba, ms) from top schools, been in consulting for over 10 years, I am confident that I know my stuff well..but still I keep getting rejected. Interviewed with Google, Amazon, Cisco, McKinsey, and a few others and every-time there is something that is not a match... are the hiring managers looking for like 100% match? That will never happen!!!

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For promotion from senior to manager, does the revenue you manage matter? Do people usually look at tHis metrics?

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Any advice for senior experience hire from one big 4 to another? Any challenges? How was the learning curve? How to set a tone with this fresh new start?

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Almost Christmas!!

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Any suggestions on what to do differently considering the current economic climate? I’m at a Big 4 firm (not Deloitte) and concerned about layoffs. I haven’t taken any vacation this year and don’t want to take the voluntary hour reduction either. I plan to just keep my head down and deliver/sell as best I can. Should I be more proactive? Get involved with a specific big account I’ve been avoiding for a while now?

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