Thinking of coming to San Francisco / Silicon Valley as a project finance lawyer -- I work in Biglaw in Australia so would likely be doing the same after I move to the US.

Any recommendations for firms I should tell my recruiter? Expecting long hours (because it is in Australia) but to the extent I can, I'd like to prioritize the least sweatshop-type of the big firms. 3-4 year associate.

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Orrick is good in the Bay Area in PF.

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FIS Global
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Am an Engineer I currently with 2 YOE
after graduate from two different jobs.
Currently getting Master of Science in
Project Management and looking to
get the PM certificate after
graduation. Any advice/suggestions
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director roles eventually. Getting this
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