Patent litigators - how many hours a week do you work to stay on track with your billable hours req? Currently work solely in prosecution and always hear people say that pros has a better WLB but I personally don’t think pros has good WLB to begin with. 150 hours a month on a pure prosecution docket is a struggle.
No billable work
I’ve had full days but I’m having some ZERO billable days lately (1-3 days). We outsource our discovery work and it’s been slow for me. My colleagues seem to stay busy with other things… I obviously told the partners I can take more work. I’m worried. What do you do?
Anyone get paid hourly at a mid size law firm and willing to share their comp? I’ll start: I’m a 2017 grad and make $90 per hour billed.
Long story short, I work very part-time and enjoy the flexibility of not having any billable requirements. It’s just such a unique situation in my firm that I have trouble gauging how fair my comp is. TIA!
Thoughts on leaving law to become a contract manager? Small law experience. Billable hours driving me nuts. Is there growth potential in house from a contracts manager position?
So, I'm happy at my current job and have been there about 18 months. Our pay is probably 15% below market (AmLaw 100) but so are our billable requirements. An interview for another firm kind of fell into my lap, and I'm debating whether to take it just for the sake of seeing what market really is. Is there something shady about interviewing somewhere you're not totally committed to accepting an offer from?
Research indicates that sleep deprivation / lack of a consistent sleep schedule is extremely harmful for your physical and mental health. What is the solution for biglaw to address that issue? Capped billable hours with more people and lower profits per partner?
What’s your current billable rate and salary?
How much are you pressured to finish projects under a certain number of billable hours. Does your boss - or do your account reps - begin a project by presenting an estimate that they hold fast to?
Is it just me or the average billable work in infrastructure transactions has blown off steam in the last couple of weeks?
Do firms generally pro-rate billable hours required for a bonus if you take parental leave? Or does it completely depend on the firm?
I am a 10 yr lawyer. 7 yrs in my practice area. Little over a year at current firm. Still an associate. Im at large plaintiff firm w/ billable requirements. I do mass/class cases and hold a couple leadership positions (these were competitive to get). What should salary be and when should I make partner. I’ll add I work remote and pretty autonomously. Little contact with partners or anyone at my firm.
In house litigators - what does your workday/life look like compared to being at a firm? Even if there are no billable hours, do the deadlines and the nature of litigation cause it to be equally as stressful as a firm environment?
How many billable hours do people in prosecution tend to average each month? I’ve gone through waves of feeling like my billable hours requirement is reasonable to feeling like I’m drowning and can’t possibly do it for that long.
How can I set the stage this year to negotiate a lower billable hours expectation instead of a raise? As a woman I'm hesitant to be open about my reason: I want more time at home with my kids. I lateraled to this firm a year ago for WLB and they are indeed flexible on WFH which helps. Salary is a bit below average for mid-size firms like mine in my area, and I didn't get a raise or bonus this year because I didn't hit the billable target (1900). Ideally I'd keep my salary but go to 1600 hours.
I am at a very small firm (<10 attorneys) and am “interviewing” with a larger firm. Considering partner and counsel roles. Beyond compensation structure, billable requirements, and partnership expectations, what questions should I ask? If considering partner position, what is fair to ask about their books?
So I got 2 offers, 1 at a well-known firm (that I previously worked at, not as an atty) that offered 80K plus full benefits (100% health coverage, PTO, sick days, discretionary bonus & 1800 billable req.) Their a little old school in their methods but I do see the younger gen. coming in to make changes. 2nd offer is at a newer firm however i’ve heard great things, and they offered 80k, unl. PTO, 1500 billable hours, bonus incentives qrtrly, & 50% health ins. WHY can’t I make a decision? HELP
Does anyone know what the billable requirements are for a counsel job (off the track) with Littler?
Deloitte & BAH compete for the same work, and have overlapping or similar pay for similar backgrounds.
Yet the workload at D is higher, due partly to 'firm initiatives' - D is less efficient (more work to get similar result).
Ergo, firm initiatives are often not productive; also, D benches rather than furloughs people without billable work, and hires people to the bench (vs client). Granted, D does have more mobility laterally & vertically.
Is any of this wrong?
my new office location is Bank of America in Mumbai Link Road Malad (west) Mindspace Prism Towers.. anyone can advise where can I look for decent accomadion near by places? what would be the cost of house rent?
How to roll out of an engagement?
How much is the avg salary for TL in Infosys BPS? This is for Middle Office Operations role
Too close you ahoe
With flue season in full swing and Covid also starting to increase. Winter sure is gonna be brutal, at least it’s starting to look like it at our hospital. How is your hospital looking? Have you seen an increase, about the same or more Vers the other?
I got written up due to a millennial aged co-worker whose feelings I accidentally hurt during a meeting. I didn’t call the person any derogatory names or shout or do anything out of the ordinary. I just pointed out some strategic errors that would have effected the deliverables. I was told by my supervisor that people of this persons age don’t respond well to criticism and that I need to find another way to communicate when they’ve failed to complete a task properly. Anyone have any suggestions?
The view from my weekend ski condo. :)
*One of my graphics wasn’t aligned*
Any good book recommendations for older babies approaching one year mark? I enjoyed baby 411 is toddler 411 equally helpful?
Anyone just love M*A*S*H? One of my favorite shows. I think I have seen all episodes at least three times.
I’ve been working with a recruiter on a CXO position for two months and was told I was in the final 2 candidates. Heard nothing since for 3 weeks despite several attempts - won’t even call me back. I’m sure the opportunity is dead, but Is this how corporate recruiters roll? So disappointed they can’t even do decent thing and let me know.
I have an interview with Deloitte USI for the role of Manager - Risk Advisory R&LS: Financial Industry. What should be the expected CTC for this role? Can anyone share some light as I need to convey the expected CTC to the HR by today.
Current Designation- AM
Current CTC- 20 fixed
Have you or anyone you know exited and gone to a PhD program? Looking for some honest perspective on that transition!
Looking to get into consulting.. ChemE engineer with 2.5 YoE in large Pharma. I have experience in Quality Management System, Process engineering, project implementation and root cause analysis. I would love any recommendations/ referrals.
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I don't think you've truly worked in PA unless you've cried in the bathroom at least once. Although I'm a gal and my male pals say they've never done that. Is there a male equivalent?!?
S2 pwc audit, joined pwc at the end of last the december. Still going through busy season but is it bad my utilization stands at only 49%?PwC
Would you rather have two shorter work weeks until Christmas or just take two weeks off for end of year? I have too much PTO and HR is on my case about it…
Do all the big 4’s have sucky technology and slow computers or is it just EY? Thinking of jumping ship after busy season.
Does camping just sound so terrible to anyone else? My family thinks that I am so weird but there must be more people like me out there.
Has anyone ever moved from Big 4 Government Consulting into the actual Federal Government? What are the pro's/con's from someone having been on both sides?
Expat packages to Asia - what is generally included in the expat packages that B4 offer to partners to relocate to China/HK?
My former Big 4 Senior Manager was sent back to Asia and did not respond to a inquiry from a potential employer even though he agreed to be my reference.
This cost me a job with a free Masters. FML
Anybody have insight as to what PwC’s real estate financial markets group bonuses look like? At the S3/manager level. I know audit is basically nothing so just curious. I have an offer but it leaves it totally open.
Is the ey network down?
What outside opportunities will I have coming from a core tax group? Beginning to think I’m wasting my time.
Is overall CY revenue below budget at your firm, global, national, or regional? Curious what the trends are.
I said "today's the day I get serious about investing" and proceeded to put what I consider a large sum into the market. I need more lube after today's performance
Did PACE replace GTAC?
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