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Currently working in tax at a big 4 firm but want to pivot into tax at a big law firm, what are your recommendations in doing so? Also, I am not doing compliance my role is consultant based.

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Legal recruiter here... Do you have an LLM? Most of the big law firms that will consider candidates coming out of big 4 are going to want an LL.M. from one of the top 3 programs. Also, we have seen the most success with people making that move pretty quickly (2-3 years at most in Big 4). Be prepared to take a class year hit. Probably at least half time. So if you have been there for 3 years, expect a 1st or 2nd year designation.

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Thanks for responding. I do not have my LLM but strongly considering it (applying for this fall and deciding what I want to do from there). I’m 1.5 years in and would be fine with a class year hit.

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Very interested in hearing any responses to this post as well, currently Big 4 Transaction Tax (NYC)

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