Can anyone share their experience, specifically as a Business Immigration attorney at Ogletree Deakins? Pay? Culture? Is compensation still based on billable hours even though the matters are billed in flat fees? Work/life balance? Upward mobility in the firm? Quality of mentorship? ...

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I work at Ogletree (not in immigration). I’ve heard good things though. Culture is great and pay is competitive. Like any large firm culture will depend on who you work with. Bonus structure for immigration is different than for other units (e.g. litigation)

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Any information on the Raleigh office?

All I can say is that it’s not an hourly requirement but rather it works in function of the amount of $$ associated to the work you do. So you have an annual monetary target to hit, but not a fixed hour requirement per se.

No clue as to culture or pay though.

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Thanks for responding! If you know anyone who works specifically in that position please send them over this way to the forum.

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Any OD business immigration lawyers out there?

What would you like to know?

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Raleigh is an immigration farm. You’ll be silo-ed off to a specific case type and get minimal opportunity/exposure to different case types and likely minimal client contact.
On the other hand, some of OD’s immigration groups at their smaller offices are the total opposite and I’d say they pass the culture, mobility, & work/life metrics with high marks… but not Raleigh.

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