How do you address being assigned work that is not class year appropriate? I’m a senior associate that lateraled into a group where, for some reason, I’m staffed as though I am a first year. At my prior firm, sixth years were more or less project managers, and I feel like I’m being staffed as a worker bee…

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Yup, and once they trust your work product you’ll get more responsibilities.

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It’s very partner specific in my experience. I’m a 6th year and lateraled 3 months ago. On some matters I am treated like a junior (e.g drafting EGMs) and on others - as a managing associate and have been given a few juniors to help. I think it will pass as soon as a few matters close and they will understand the extent they can use your knowledge in a more cost-efficient manner

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Do the work you’re assigned well. When your plate starts to fill up start asking if you can assign certain tasks to juniors. Especially as you’re ramping up, you don’t want to be seen as turning away work without a full plate.

I’m over a decade in, and I’ll still do work that is “below” my class year when asked if I have the bandwidth.

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As a mid level associate I have assigned partners to document review (Yes in BL - and it was mostly Priv log and QC - but it was awesome).

Just enjoy the paycheck and update if they ask you to make photocopies.

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Have you seen the clown level of work junior associates do when they cite check stuff?

Do it well, find the stuff someone without real litigation skills would miss. Fix it, circulate the redline.

Enjoy the paycheck, stop spending money like a ja&@@ss, escape the grind.

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How are you getting your work? Even if you’re supposed to get work through a central staffer and especially if it’s free market I’d be more thoughtful in how you’re asking for work and ask for work direct from partners. E.g., not “I have some capacity, can I help you with anything?” (although I use that sometimes if the department is slow and I just want any hours) but “I’m a recent 6th lateral, primary experience in XYZ [and interested in gaining more experience in ABC in particular], would love to run a deal for you if something comes in that might be a good fit!” etc.

If you start getting deal-running work directly from partners (which I would guess is how the other 6th years get work) you’ll be too busy to do the first year nonsense and can reasonably say no.

For now, just kill it on whatever you’re getting. I ducking hate when I get work product from mid-seniors where clearly they didn’t try (e.g., didn’t align defined terms etc.) where they obviously knew (or should have known) better but they thought they were too good for it. It’s not a better use of my time than theirs to fix it, and if it’s something that should have been sub-assigned to a junior then they should have sub-assigned and sent to me after checking the juniors work.

Do the job. Build trust. It does not come overnight. The way you did things at your prior firm may not be how they want it done at your current firm.

You probably need to prove yourself first and second they probably want you to learn their style

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