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What reason can I give my midsize firm for leaving to go to big law without sounding rude and offensive?

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I’ve been given the chance to focus on the type of law I’m most interested in. Thank you for the opportunity.

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You don’t need to explain it that much. They understand the pay differential between midsize and biglaw is significant and probably not something they can come anywhere close to matching. I did a similar lateral many years ago for a 70% pay increase (which ballooned more and more year over year), no one interrogated me about it. Don’t overthink it. Just say something about how much you appreciate their mentorship and training but this is an opportunity you can’t turn down for financial reasons or some such.

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