I do not have a single recognizable company or law firm or school on my resume. I’m from a boutique IP firm and now starting in house at an unknown 3,000 employee company. My dream is to end up as product counsel at F50. Is it possible or is my lack of business pedigree going to hold me back?

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I went from a solo boutique IP practice with a well regarded, but regional law degree to a Fortune 100, so it's definitely doable.


Thank you. Coming from generally humble beginnings, I am glad that knowledge and experience counts more than a flashy name brand.

I’m at a F10 and I never worked at a firm

I was in-house at a company at the bottom of the F500 first. I interned there during law school. Top 40 law school so I wouldn’t say prestigious. Switched to a F10 at the 5 year mark


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