What do people think about the prospect of law firms converging in the US like they have in the UK? Anyone see a future where firms are publicly traded like i-banks?
Can we start of a thread of in-house counsel salaries and year out of law school? I’m a third year employment associate earning $200k in Silicon Valley.
Anyone have any good tools they like to use to improve / check for grammar and readability for legal writing?
Hi all, my boss (sole practitioner) got a PPP loan in May, and he started supplementing my paycheck to be 75% of what I was making on average before. I am an hourly associate and only get paid for what I bill. The first several months of my employment, I did not bill a lot because I was ramping up. Now, since quarantine began, I am making LESS even with what he’s supplementing than what I would get if I just filed for unemployment.
Firm-wide guidelines for file retention? General rule is 7 years...is that the standard that most firms follow? Best judgment on certain files? Do you delete files completely so no record at all?
I started a bowl for inhouse counsel and others throughout the US and abroad working in the oil, gas, and energy sectors. https://joinfishbowl.com/bowl_hpsng
Has anyone else had problems getting extensions for discovery responses from opposing counsel in light of the pandemic? Most lawyers have been copacetic, but I have one that’s stubborn.
Best way to bring up the sloppy work of paralegal w/partner? He doesn’t mind bc he isn’t super type A but I’m constantly spending hours cleaning up things she did wrong or can’t master (simple doc formatting..). She doesn’t see the urgency or importance of clean/mistake-free work & partner won’t reinforce anything I request/recommend.
Best approaches to get my partners to help with my push to partnership? Appraisal meeting coming up soon.
Have you ever worked with an associate/recent graduate who was astonishingly intelligent and precocious? What made some so good and how did you train them?
Hello live in LA anyone looking for a National Sales Manager. Am in the staffing employment industry. Thank you,
Anyone transition out of med mal defense after 7+ years? If so, into what area? How difficult was the switch? Did you take a pay cut?
If you have your dream job, what is it, how did you get there and why is it a dream? For those on the path, please feel free to contribute. Thank you.
Is 1 year in too early to lateral to another big firm if you’re just unhappy with your current firm?
H1b transfer got denied after half a year of waiting. Company and their lawyers won't tell me the reason. Is this normal? What are the typical reasons?
If I got laid off a month ago, should I disclose that on my resume? I’m inclined to keep the “- present”, and explain my leaving of the firm later in the interview process
Is it better to have experience at the same agency for a while or to be jumping around for better pay in the end?
Anyone rent out their 1 bedroom apt Mo-Thur? Interested to hear about utilization rate, type of property (condo / managed), etc. Thanks in advance!
What would you estimate is the salary for a Corp Strategy, Manager in San Francisco at a public enterprise software company? 5 years experience, management consulting background.
EM at a boutique with 6 mos in role thinking about applying to MBB. Is it possible to lateral to EM or do you need to take a title hit? Is this worth it?
Any Alvarez & Marsal 🐠 have insight into Global Transaction Analytics (GTA)? Reputation, type of analytics work, culture? Compared to PEPI & NACR, comp seems less but not sure by how much. Thank you!
Can Marriott/spg points be used for on property (Marriott/spg) restaurants? Thinking of taking family to Mumbai Sheraton for late night buffet.
How do you get opposing counsel to add their own changes to agreements? Ex:Working on a contract, sent it to opposing counsel, they respond:please incorporate these changes into the agreement. Other attorneys will make their own modifications then send it back with track changes. How can I make this an expectation with all attorneys?? I feel like I’m doing their work for them and it’s too time consuming.
H1B transfer premium processing filed on 7/20. Fedex delivered 7/23. Haven’t heard back from the law firm about the receipt yet. What should I expect?
Need help with deciding between two offers. Recently accepted an offer at another consulting firm only to have my current employer counter at the last minute. Here are the offers: NEW COMPANY (Global Consulting firm): -$115K base -10% annual bonus -401K match (4%) -Senior Consultant (security strategy) -10 weeks paid paternal leave - considerably cheaper healthcare - all the resources associated with larger consulting firms (training, mentorship, perks, etc)
Is it true your career level/progression plateaus once you exit consulting for industry? If so, why?
If this is anything more than PR, then where’s the fun in EY consulting or EY-P if we don’t get the miles... https://news.bloombergtax.com/financial-accounting/ey-looks-to-shrink-air-travel-carbon-footprint-post-pandemic
How many FBers are out there trying to figure out their true passion career wise? Is there some sort of process, test or career assessment which can guide one to their true passion ?