{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Anyone transition from law firm litigation to in-house commercial counsel? If so, was it a tough transition? Overall a good move to make?", "post_id": "62e97e0e83f12000248f472e", "reply_count": 2, "vote_count": 1, "bowl_id": "5dc50686129b3e0021a249b4", "bowl_name": "In-House Counsel", "feed_type": "bowl" }

Anyone transition from law firm litigation to in-house commercial counsel? If so, was it a tough transition? Overall a good move to make?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I just recently left a litigation firm where I was a partner to become an in-house commercial counsel. The work is extremely different than what I was doing, and in some ways I feel like a first year associate again, but I haven’t regretted the move yet. It’s challenging but it’s been worth it!

like

Thank you! Any resources or training tools that have helped?

More Posts

I am pretty sure one of my direct reports is a psychopath. I have no idea how to manage them.

like

If I have an open 6 day window, is it worth trying to do Santorini for 5 days in August? LA based so I’ll lose a day traveling but need to plan/do something this summer! Never been to Greece. Have $8000 in travel credits expiring (allegedly) in Jan.

like

Which tools/software do you spend most of your time with?

likefunnyhelpful

Has anyone ever come from a highly technical boutique firm (Mandiant, Specter Ops, etc) to big four, or vice versa? Pros? Cons? And does it bug anyone doing cyber at a non cyber firm (eg big 4)

like

Hi all - one of my very best friends is a guy and he’s been like a brother to me since high school. I’d love to include him in some way in my wedding party, but don’t know how. Does anyone have any suggestions? I’ve thought about making him a “bridesman” or something, but I didn’t know if that would be strange!

like

Most of the folks in PDM received no adjustments is it same on other projects too

Does anyone else feel like no one gives an eff about you until you make a mistake?

like

Whats the most critical feedback youve received?

likehelpful

JPMorgan Chase Citi Wells Fargo Morgan Stanley Microsoft Can someone send me referrals for operations analyst roles? I have 5+ years of banking experience with operations, finance and risk.

I’m trying to find a hybrid role in the NJ/NY area or remote. Anything would be appreciated!🥺

like

Is anyone interested in a 2 bed, 1bath apt for $2850 in Midtown East?

Post Photo
like

Has anyone ever taken an unscheduled break during a CPA exam during a testlet? Was your exam then voided? Or what were the repercussions?

like

Hi fishes, i am new to taxable income concept, may i know what will be my approx in hand salary if i get a CTC of 16LPA?

like

What is the average package I can expect as a react native developer having exp. of 3.5 years?

like

Any tried and tested perineal massage oil/lotion?

like

A Facebook recruiter reached out for Strategist position. Any thoughts on company life and benefits from existing/previous employees?

like

I’ve helped so many people in my career. Made connections, pushed through resumes, got people interviews.. now I’m down on my luck and can’t get a single person to even respond to my texts/messages. 😤

like

How can your PLCs be better?

like

Any office chair recommendations?

like

Does MS value Agile/Scaled Agile/SAFe etc?

like

Additional Posts in In-House Counsel

Looking for investor/VC intros. I'm CLO of a fintech/startup in the ent./sports industries. We are currently closing out our seed round by the end of the year and will be moving on to an equity raise. We have 3 provisional patents for NFTs and cryptocoin offerings and have partnered with several D1 athletes and musicians to create and sell their NFTs. Additionally, we are in talks with several NIL collectives to serve as their exclusive provider and handler of their payments and NIL objectives.

like

Can anyone recommend any business books for - new in house counsel? I feel like I am totally lost when it come to the business side of the company I work for. I work for a software startup if that helps. Thanks!

like

My co-worker is so resentful and competitive because I was promoted over her last year which caused a demotion on her end. People in the company still go to her for things that should be for me but she rarely corrects them. Shes still involved in the company too in a way that allows her to know secrets that I should know about but never do. I technically am above her within the company but this is how things are. I just do my job and try to not let it bother me but it does. Any suggestions?

like

Is it true that law firm experience is an advantage to training younger attorneys before they go in-house?

like

Any Canadian in house counsel can provide insights on salaries in Toronto? 7 years post-call, senior counsel role, recruiter offered about 200K TC (roughly 165 base and 25% bonus), private company with 1500 employee, does this sound reasonable or too low?

like

Non- compete: can you ever sign a non-compete when going in-house? Thanks!

like

My new job occasionally requires me to review vendor agreements. I don’t have any background in this area and am trying to get up to speed. My department doesn’t have a document management system, so it’s tough to find old agreements as precedent. Any recommendations for books or other sources - or any words of wisdom? Thanks!

like

How many interviews rounds did you go through when applying for your current role, and what was your lvl of experience?

like

What kind of person are you when it comes to equity and why? For example, do you sell it as it vests, sell it once it hits some predetermined number, don’t sell at all, sell once you’re in LTCG territory, sell to fund specific purchases? I missed out on the opportunity to make a lot of money last fall and it has me thinking about others’ strategies.

like

Anyone else get frustrated when the C- suite executives ask you to give up time on the weekend for a call to accommodate their schedule when they're making millions of dollars and your salary isn't even ten percent of what they make? I just want to say no, I can't because I'm not paid as much as you are to justify giving up my weekend.

likeupliftinghelpfulfunny

What’s the deal w/ GDPR? Does every company have to get DPAs signed from its customers now?

likefunny

How do you job-level in-house roles, IC3,4,5,6, E1 - where does solo in-house come out?

like

Has anyone successfully managed to move from a niche in-house practice to a more generalist role? If so, can you provide any helpful tips to transition? I have started down a specialty that I fear will limit my mobility in the future and am looking for tips on how to not be pigeon-holed.

like

I started a new job in a new area of law. Other than CLEs and outside counsel I regularly work with providing training, how can I learn this new practice area of law relatively quickly? This is a me deadline. My company is pretty great with my learning curve. But no longer knowing the answer to some questions like the back of my hand, and having to now heavily rely on outside counsel and colleagues, is driving me nuts. Thoughts?

like

Does anyone have any recruiter recommendations for a patent attorney/counsel looking to switch in-house roles?

like

Hi. Any feedback on Walmart legal?! Is it worth applying? Feel free to PM any info. Can’t find much… the position would be based out of HQ in Bentonville.

like

CCPA- One month from enforcement. Where is everyone at in the process? What was your experience in getting compliant?

like

About a week away from joining an international manufacturer in-house, heavy focus on supply chain contract review. Almost 4YOE, 2.5 years in ID and 1yr doing remote contract review for customers.
What are your best tips to adjust to a large corporation’s in house dept and what should be my first questions/tasks to learn and better understand the business?? TIA!!

like

Has any obtained an associated GC position (general) from a big law specialty position such as tax? Any recommendations on how to present yourself as competent?

like

What's the expected salary and bonus range for VP at JPMorgan? For CIB with 8-10 YOE. Has comp gone up since pandemic? Also, any thoughts on exit opportunities from JPM?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal