Mid-level M&A associate over here. Thinking I’d like to make the move out of big law but struggling with what my options are. Have no interest in going in-house and staying in a legal capacity - would want to transition into more of a business role. Wondering if anyone can share their experience making that kind of move.

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Have you tried talking to people at the same level as you at your clients? When I worked with large companies and funds, the people at my level tended to have an ear to the ground on in-house business level positions, so they might be an easy way to network and learn more. Personally not sure if they have it any better though if they’re m&a clients since every aspect of this industry is torturous at times

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I haven’t done it myself but I do know someone who moved into a business & legal affairs type role and from there moved into strictly business. The company he worked for often moved departments around often so he was able to make the switch internally.

have you considered m&a insurance?

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