Ok, maybe this has been done before, but I want to get a real life sense of the difference between EPLI and Private L&E (management side) practices. Let's do a poll:

1.) Primary source of business: EPLI or Private Companies?

2.) Number of matters you are currently working on

3.) Average billable rate (your year)

4.) Normal working hours/wk

5.) Percentages: Litigation vs Counseling

6.) Type of firm: ID, Big 4, Boutique, BigLaw, etc.

I'll kick things off in comments.

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1. Private
2. 15 +/-
3. 775 (5th year)
4. 45 a week
5. 75/25
6. Big/Mid Law

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Well so far this seems to reinforce the assumptions about ID. Always wondered if it was just money. Honestly I'd take the same pay for half as many cases and some counseling opportunities in a heartbeat.

Anybody doing EPLI care to disagree?

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1. EPLI

2. 45 Cases, 1 FLSA Audit

3. $235/hr (7+ yr)

4. 50-60 hrs/week

5. 95% Litigation

6. ID firm

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1) Private
2) 10/12
3) $500 (5th year)
4) 40-45 hrs
5) 85 lit 15 counseling but that was my choice
6) Big 4

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definitely not JL so that narrows it down to 3

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1. Private
2. ~10
3. $415/hr private, lower for EPLI and small, local clients
4. 40-45
5. 40% counseling, 60% litigation
6. Big 4 (Fisher Phillips)

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NY metro, $190k, 4th year

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1 - private
2 - 12-15
3 - $800 (7th year)
4 - 55-60
5 - 80/20
6 - Big Law

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1 - Private
2 - ~25
3 - $680 (7th year)
4 - 60/wk
5 - 75/25
6 - BigLaw

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1) Private
2) 10
3) $275/hour (2nd year)
4) Totally depends on week, usually around 45-50. Highest is 60’s, lowest is 20’s
5) 98% litigation
6) Boutique

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1) Private
2) ~50
3) $715, but it’s always discounted (10th year)
4) 50-55
5) 50/50
6) Big law

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1. Private
2. 7-10
3. $500 (5th year)
4. 55-60/wk
5. 65/35
6. Big Law

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