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Anyone lateraled at the 2-4 year mark from boutique (40ish lawyers, corporate lit work on same level as biglaw, making top NY pay) to v100? Can you say anything about the experience? The reason I’m considering is while boutique is generally a good place for me as an associate (NY pay, reasonable WLB, good experience on many fronts) there’s basically zero shot at making partner.

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Your shot of making partner in big law is not great fyi

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Thanks. Im familiar enough with the profession to know this. My point is that it’s effectively zero currently.

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Is your firm up or out? Or can you hang out forever as an associate/counsel? If the latter, I’d stay put. No one cares about your title and it sounds like your pay and wlb is awesome.

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It’s a good point and what I’m weighing. I would say my WLB is reasonable in the context of the universe of big law horror stories, but far from ideal. I wonder how partner at a middling ranked big firm would compare. I recognize the expectations that come with it but I think there’s something fundamentally different (if only in feel and mindset) when you’re in charge rather than always responding to orders

Please stop buying into the “those who stay will be partners/champions” bullshit that law firms impress upon you from when they begin recruitment. The only way you make money as a lawyer is to have a large portable book of business and lawyers available to service that business. Put yourself into a place where you get a reasonable work/pay/experience/life balance with the most current compensation. Partnership is a carrot they dangle so that you bill more hours servicing their portable book of business. You don’t ever get the carrot.

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