I’ve recently been asked by the gc to create a big picture privacy plan along with some kind of organized documentation of privacy decisions made. Does anyone have any advice on how to accomplish that
Tired of people complaining about work/life balance, and then complain about not being successful.
What are everyone’s long weekend plans?Trying to get some ideas for road trips, beach stays, but the northeast doesn’t have great AirBnB options.
Any info on pay at BX, BR or KKR for a 4th year?
In a perfect world, I would have work-life balance and be able to disconnect on a somewhat normal basis. In this world, I can't Are there other ways you fully unplug from work without actually taking time off?
Do you think it's a must to believe in the product you're selling in order to be really successful in sales? Some of my team are struggling and I think that might be part of the problem.
When the partner decides to press on in a legal fight we’re 100% going to lose and tells you to enter and to put your name on the filing.
Question to ppl at MBB and other tier-2 front end Management or Strategy consulting folks.
How much hours are you guys clocking I am at niche consulting firm (no! Not KPMG) and work is just insane with everyday looking like 9am to 12am (or more). It feels I am putting hours of IB and getting salary of MC 😞
What's a reasonable amount of billable hours for a first year? How do you adjust to not having much free time?
Hi! Currently interviewing for CPI. Would love to hear your interview process. Any tips would be appreciated. (Also, is CPI a good department to go into?)
I work for a startup in legal tech field, I'm putting together some good content, but hoping to get some strategy ideas for FB, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Any one have a good place to start on such a niche field?
What was your best Black Friday deal??
Considering a new role (currently at VMware but the acquisition has me 😬). What type of culture and reputation does Redis, SoftwareOne or MuleSoft have? I have had interviews with all three recently.
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Tax counsel jobs seem to be rare, compared to the more common tax senior analyst/manager/director roles. Anyone have any insight into compensation and whether companies put a premium on JDs? Looking at HCOL areas for 5-8 yrs of exp and want to understand reasonable salary bands.
Can anyone recommend any business books for - new in house counsel? I feel like I am totally lost when it come to the business side of the company I work for. I work for a software startup if that helps. Thanks!
I'm a 3rd-year corporate transactional attorney with a private firm. Around 50 attorneys, which is as big as it gets for the state I'm in. I've become disillusioned with the partnership track career path fairly quickly and don't think it's for me. Before taking a large pivot and leaving the law entirety, I've thought about going in-house.
(1) Are there any downsides to going in-house too early?
(2) Would it make it more difficult to go back to private practice if I don't like that experience?
Are there any recruiters for in house positions in this bowl? I’m a third year data privacy associate at a midsize firm and I’m looking to work somewhere that does a lot of consumer marketing (likely a retail brand?). PM me if you’ve got some leads you’d be willing to share! TIA.
I have a non-attorney role but my company often assigns legal issues to navigate (contract review, dispute resolution, legislative/policy developments). I’ve been there 2.5 years and, when I came on, the role was pitched as one that would grow into counsel, then GC, within 5 years. I plan to leave but I want to change my title so my resume/LinkedIn look better for job applications. Has anyone come in on a non-attorney role and grown to counsel? Has anyone pitched their way into a counsel title?
Regretting moving in-house. I was an 8th year associate at a v10 biglaw firm but moved in house six months ago and am regretting it. The pay has been hard to stomach but the bigger concern is that the hours and work are not what I expected. Is it too late to go back to a firm since I was so senior when I left? Should I just stick it out a while longer and then find a new in house job? Appreciate any advice.
I have a third interview with a start up making their second legal hire. It seems like an exciting space but I’d be leaving a huge company and taking on risk if it works out. Any good questions to ask the GC as a second legal hire? I have management style, work assignments, handled but could use help on some other big ones folks typically ask!
Any Director of compliance/counsel for F500 open to sharing salary range? Weighing an offer and feel like it’s light for 15+ YOE.... $220k base, 20% incentive potential....
All: I am interested in a contract management system for small departments with one to five employees. Any suggestions?
I'm thinking of moving inhouse from biglaw. Do you worry about job security since going inhouse? While biglaw sucks, I never have to worry about losing my job for anything other than my own performance.
So I’m doing insurance defense in house and I’m wondering what senior managers pay starts out at . I feel like my position maxes around 160K currently at 120K . Also how much are bonuses usually I’m in my first few months 😅
Has anyone changed areas of law while in-house? If so, how did you do it and what was that like?
Has anyone made the switch from in-house corporate/private industry to an NGO or large scale non-profit? Wondering if market comp varies greatly or if I can expect similar pay…
Any insight on Microsoft’s legal department? I’ve heard anecdotally that the pay is worse but WLB is better than in FAANG. Does that sound right?
Anyone do employment work in house? If so what is your work life balance like (especially compared to big law) and what is your salary like?
For those of you who left a firm and went in-house. How long did it take you to land a position after you started looking for in house roles?
Anyone work in an open office environment? I actually like going to the office a couple days per week but I'm at a start up-ish and floors are open seating. only a couple of offices that are reserved for execs.
I sounded the horn that I'm not comfortable giving advice in a cube or shared table. nobody really cares since I am able to WFH whenever I want
Do others work on open floors? I don't want to rock the boat as a new person or fail using the lawyer card again. how do you make it work?
Hi Fish. Recently moved in-house to a newly public tech company. People are great, but the team is really understaffed. No paralegal or assistant- we are doing everything ourselves. Is this normal for in-house? Have been working close to big law hours in addition to doing all basic admin for the group. Seriously considering a return to biglaw. Am I being crazy?
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