Making hard push to go in-house with a startup, billable work has dried up.
Question: what’s a good salary for VP Mkt & Sales? And commission?
Is it just me or the average billable work in infrastructure transactions has blown off steam in the last couple of weeks?
Any thoughts on Maron Marval? Specifically their Texas office regarding workload, salary range and 1950 billable hours?
Does anyone have experience working for a ALSP? How does compensation work (pay and benefits)? Are you an employee or technically an IC? Do you have billable requirements like at a firm? How do you think it prepared you to potentially move in house? I'm currently at a firm but thinking of taking a position with an ALSP but my goal is to go in house.
How many billable hours do you average per week?
What's up everyone? I saw a salary survey posted earlier. What do y'all think I should make at a litigation boutique that handles primarily business litigation on a contingency fee? No billable hours.
Our firm is establishing our target billable %'s at a small public accounting firm. Is there a website that gives target billable time % by staff level for the tax and accounting industry? Just started poking around the AICPA website, but would appreciate being able to save some time looking for it. I'm used to a lower % rate than what's being proposed (70% vs 85%) and don't want to cause undue pressure on staff, but do want to give a reasonable billable hours expectation going forward.
Received a job offer. Was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on a concern I had about it. It's an entry level position, and I don't have much experience. The billables are 2040 a year. For billable hours in civil litigation and insurance defense, is 2040 hours for a 1st year associate on the high end in this field for a small or midsize firm? It seems like most attorneys I know have minimum requirements of around 1800. The compensation is around 80k a year.
I am a 10 yr lawyer. 7 yrs in my practice area. Little over a year at current firm. Still an associate. Im at large plaintiff firm w/ billable requirements. I do mass/class cases and hold a couple leadership positions (these were competitive to get). What should salary be and when should I make partner. I’ll add I work remote and pretty autonomously. Little contact with partners or anyone at my firm.
I heard so much about minimum billable hours here by staff. I never saw that email. Is it inly for certain groups?
Any intel on the following NYC finance/banking groups? E.g. billable hours, friendliness/culture, experience opposite them in deals.
Skadden, Milbank, White & Case, Hogan Lovells and Proskauer.
Smaller Firm Question - how long do you give associates to start making a profit (i.e. doing sufficient billable time that is collectible) before you begin with warnings or termination?
Scenario: 1 Senior associate transferred laterally but did not bring business (this was known), 1 Junior is 3 months in, but seems unable to bill even his own salary, no less enough to cover other overhead. I am billing more than both combined (both hours and $$) and it is driving me crazy.
I’m a few weeks into my new job and haven’t had much work. I’ve been letting partners know I’m available and have been asking for work but I’m worried my very low billable hours are going to look bad. I’m not sure how aggressive I should be in asking. I try to circulate through different partners every couple of days, because I don’t want to be nagging the same people every day. Any advice would be much appreciated!
Team, need assistance on how to handle additional non billable work request from client after completion of a 6m assignment. Trick is director/partner either support the request or turn a blind eye.
Does anyone know what the billable requirements are for a counsel job (off the track) with Littler?
Thought experiment for you, fishies.
We all love to hate on billable hours. What’s a real, feasible alternative???
Small agency owner 🙋🏻♂️ I’ve wracked my brain and have 3 biz model options, none great:
Billable hrs: Generally accepted. We all know the downsides.
Pay4performance: Big upside potential, tons of risks.
Project pricing: Cloak for billable hours. You have to estimate project cost with something.
Who’s thought of a better approach??? Genuinely curious if there is one.
What does everyone have for billable hours?
I know there are a ton of posts on billable hours requirements at many firms but do any other mid/senior level associates spend a TON of time on non-billables - group/dept./firm meetings; training; events; business development (writing articles, doing webinars, networking; outside association events); etc.? I feel like the number of hours spent on this is lost in the discussion sometimes and I know I spend an additional 300-400 hours on this per year. Anyone else?
Are there any companies that don’t require demos over 1 hour? I’m tired of my company asking for 2-3, even 5 hour demos!
I interviewed for a job at a new company, and the role would be a huge pivot for me. When asked, I gave the absolute minimum I would be willing to accept (my current salary) since I have no experience in the area. The company came back and offered an interview for a different role, much closer to the job I currently do. Is there any way to salvage the salary negotiation if I’ve already given them a low number for the original job I applied for? I’d like to negotiate a raise if I’m not pivoting
I am expecting offer from wipro Bangalore and already have offer of 23.5 lakhs in hand from other firm ,how much shall I ask wipro,my Total experience is 8 years and what band they usually offer for that.Wipro
So how would you approach a partner from another firm who gave me an offer a while back that I kindly declined to work for theD. How do I tell him I regret my decision and want to reconsider his offer
Looking for objective opinions. I was in a training session today with all men and one other woman. Truth be told, I was by far best there (based on effort, not necessarily natural ability). I suddenly felt like a goody twos shoes and unliked for coming prepared. The woman was indifferent with me which happens a lot with women in the industry. Sometimes I think it’s because I’m well put together and carry myself with confidence (I’m no Kate Moss but I did used to be a fashion buyer). Cont. below
Is there anybody here working with Indegene? Needed some insight on the CDP work that is done here.
I love Joe U. I am glad he is my CEO in this crisis time. The guy is direct, crisp, and inspires confidence that he knows what he is doing. JoeU - if you are reading this - keep up the good work
Any Deloitte 🐠 heard from BAL on H1 lottery?
What is the best way to prepare for a summer associate role in BigLaw (V100 firm)?
Any books, YouTube channels, or other resources resources you would recommend?
Anybody know where I can purchase ovidrel OOP for the cheapest rate in NYC today? Preferably UWS, and if you can list the price
Has an ALM in Management at Harvard Extension School led you to a career at any high power corporations such as Goldman Sachs?
As a 2021 associate, I got to say that I am sick of hearing about these little special bonuses. Even know I don't know anything or add much value to the team, I think we could at least get something. Feeling really left out here guys 😂
Marriott recommendations in McLean Virginia?
Me in interview vs me after 3 months
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