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West coast tech firm CapM groups? Anyone have any insight into the culture/work at Cooley, Gunderson, WSGR, etc.? Mid-level eyeing the West coast. Thanks!

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Anyone have experience working in a venture counsel position at WSGR? I have an interview coming up and would like to know 1) if it is a good job, and 2) how much it differs from a corporate associate… more

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Anyone know what partner comp formula and trajectory looks like for firms with sizable ECVC practices? Gunderson, Cooley, WSGR, Goodwin, Orrick, Perkins Coie, Silicon Legal, Fenwick, DLA, Latham, etc… more

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Apparently certain ECVC firms (Cooley, WSGR, etc.) have their own venture funds which are made up of partner/associate contributions and invest in certain clients. Theres not much publicly available … more

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What does venture counsel mean at WSGR? I just lateraled and am working with one - he seems to be doing all the junior work for the team so am confused?

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West Coast big law firms seem to have many of their postings (not just in California and Seattle but also Boston, NYC and Austin) posted directly on their website. Should I use a recruiter? Or should… more

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WSGR San Diego or LA? Anyone have any insight into their corporate group in Southern California? Culture, hours, types of work? Thank you!!

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What's a better firm for EGVC in the Bay Area: Cooley, Gunderson, Orrick, DLA, Goodwin, WSGR, Fenwick, or others?

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Thoughts on WSGR corporate? Culture, hours, exit options. Thank you!

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Thoughts on WSGR? Exit options, culture?

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Any WSGR folks who can provide a brief overview of the various office “groups” (Sierra, etc.)? What is the face time requirement? Are some groups more demanding of face time than others?

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1) Billable ID attorneys, HOW do you consistently bill 8-10 hours a day. Idk how to bill besides that you need to do it immediately. And 2, how long did it take for you to get comfortable billing.

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First year in litigation here. Just had a meet & confer call today with opposing counsel (first time speaking with him) and within 5 minutes after the call, he added me on linkedin. Is this normal?

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How long do you typically allow for self assessments and manager assessments for year-end? This year we gave employees a week and managers 3 weeks (holidays not included), but they still said it wasn’t long enough even though most waited until the very last day to complete them.

Question for those who practice securities law, specifically ‘33 and ‘34 Act: is the weekend and night work often and terrible? Of course it happens from time to time and maybe firm/partner dependent but trying to gauge how bad it can be.

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Transactional lawyers. What do you call “opposing counsel”?

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Any insight on Hanson Bridgett’s SF office?

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Still crickets or avoidance at this Am100 law firm.

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Which books would you recommend to a product counel for tech startup about strategy, management, and leadership?

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Advice on taking and passing the SPHR exam?

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So. Many. Recruiters. Calling all the associates at my midsized firm. I wish there was a tactful way to tell our firm this — they need to step up salaries generally because this is gonna be like shooting fish in a barrel for the big firms.

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What do you go over with new hires during their 30/90 day check in?

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WC Defense attorney rant— I wish my clients would let push more matters for trial rather than giving into settlement just to close a file. I know most of my colleagues think I’m crazy, but I feel like throwing around nuisance value settlements is perpetuating BS claims and it’s starting to get to me..

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Have an offer in hand for an AmLaw100 lockstep. Corporate / M&A mid level associate. Didn’t use a recruiter (attorney referral from inside firm). Mostly satisfied with the offer. Procedurally how should I go about negotiating things like signing bonus, full bonus vs pro rated bonus / Covid bonus eligibility? Obviously this would normally be done recruiter to recruiter. Do I contact the internal recruiter or one of the head partners I interviewed with? Email vs call?

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Do other associates here have an interior office? Dreading going back in because lack of natural light is a serious mood killer….

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Any thoughts on the best certifications to get in order to help move forward? I have considered the CCP from World at Work, but it’s fairly pricey to get by the time you wrap up everything. I was looking at both SHRM-CP and SPHR. Everyone that I have spoken to has the SHRM, but that’s also only looking at individuals in a small geographic footprint and within 3-4 different companies. I was hoping to get some thoughts on this from others? Thanks

Is there a fee for issuance of a summons in federal court? I swore there used to be but I may be confusing things.

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For anyone who’s started at a company fully remote (Covid or otherwise)… when ramping into your new role, what did you do to feel more connected to your team/sales dept? I’m finding that I have questions that I don’t know how or whom to ask, I don’t know who anyone is and my manager can be MIA. This is my first fully remote role and it’s thrown me for a bit of a loop

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Anyone here a member of Revenue Collective? Is it worth it? What kind of value have you gotten out of it if so? Thanks!

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I have no skills (except for MS Office), all I do is to find a way to make client and my boss like me and I've been a high performer for years. I am a PMO making only 200k with 8 YOE. Is there anything I can do to enable me to make more?

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My kids just started school/remote learning this week and I think I'm officially going to lose my mind

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Hola! Anyone looking for an international copywriter in Europe or elsewhere in the world? I’ve just been laid off. Thanks a lot in advance 🙌🏾

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What’s the Office culture like at PwC international tax team in Houston office? I’m in mid market CPA firm and trying to get into that office.

I'm on H1B with approved i140. I need to go for Dropbox as my visa got expired an year back. If I move to a different employer can I still use Dropbox based on new employer 797 ?

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Advised a client with a new Back to Office Op Model that has a separate year end cohort/comp review for people in the office greater than X days a year. Anyone else working on similar projects?

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Anyone ever negotiated a signing bonus as an experienced hire? I’m expecting a large bonus this year and will have to forego it if I switch firms right now. I’d prefer to wait until December and switch then. Know that won’t fly with the other firm timing wise so curious what others have done.

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Only asking here bc all the googling in the world couldn’t unconfuse me… what is the tech branch of consulting within Deloitte? I’m a data engineering consultant and want to know what position/title I should be looking at to apply for. There are so many different names it’s confusing

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is it usually the manager that has the roll off conversation if a resource is underperforming? or can it be anyone (including the partner)

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Dumb question, does a student who already graduated from Grad/Ph.D. program count as experienced hires?

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Anyone in Austin? Apartment pricing is like old SF.. wild. Where the “spots” to live? Looking for upscale apt living. Thanks.

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Till when has IBM declared work from home for India employees and any idea what will be the future mode. Asking as a new joiner at band 8.

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401k advice requested. Currently have my employers Roth 401k via fidelity - it is also where I trade and have my Roth IRA. Moving to a new firm that has their regular 401k via betterment. What to do with my current Roth 401k?

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What is the difference between taking the relocation allowance as a one time disbursement vs taking the allowance as a loan?

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Does anyone know about Amazons internal Audit department? I keep hearing all the wrong things about the company culture wanted to know if that extends to their Internal Audit department as well

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PwC 🐠 is anyone having issues with the new expense system? The expense option isn't available to me, can't event create a trip, any ideas?

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