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Anyone know of big law firms in Dallas where you can be M&A, make market/bonus by billing in the 1900-2000 hour range every year and not get fired. To early to decide if I want to shoot for partner or go in house. At this point, just don’t want to bill 2000-2400 hours a year to get a garbage bonus (5%). Double points if the culture isn’t god-awful. Does such a place exist?

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“Garbage bonus”…assume you’re leaving K&E?

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The move is always to start somewhere else, work 3-5 years, collect a significant signing bonus with a lateral move to KE, stay for the lockup and then go in house or somewhere else. Their year end bonuses have been pitiful for hours worked for a while now.

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Nope.

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Yea only litigators can bill 1900-2000hrs and make market bonuses

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Goodwin will let you work remote from Texas and there’s a 1950 hour target (unlimited pro bono and some non-billable count). Certainly a ton of deal flow and will come down to your ability to set up boundaries to get <2100 probably at most.

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Sidley

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Katten

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Gibson?

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Ah ok. I was just throwing names out there haha (I don’t work in Dallas)

Polsinelli and Greenberg supposedly have relaxed billing reqs, but neither one pays full market. I've heard good things about the lifestyle at Perkins, too, and they may be market.

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Agree with GT. McGuireWoods in Dallas although bonus is not market. More realistically 2000-2100.

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