Thinking of lateraling to a peer firm as a midlevel mainly because the past year was so awful (for everyone), I am burned out and need a fresh start. Am I making a mistake? My current firm is generally ok culture-wise and pays the Cravath scale.

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I'm not sure that the peer firm will be any different, at best. It can be worse and you have to start from scratch for goodwill. Consider taking a vacation or a sabbatical.

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