Working on a legal opinion as a junior associate. My role is drafting the opinion from precedents, doing diligence on enforceability of the underlying transaction docs, and communicating with the client regarding any diligence needs. A partner is reviewing/revising my draft and signing the opinion, in addition to second-level diligence. Nobody else is staffed on the matter
Is it better to start from a PhD grad in life science boutique consulting or in a commercial/market access household brand name pharma role? Long term goal of being senior pharma exec
Looking to make the transition in house. Not receiving interest from my applications. Is 10 YOE the issue? The litigation background? Is it my resume? How have people made this jump successfully? Do I need start asking for referrals? For those of you in this situation, what did you find that worked for you? My current position and firm are good. Just looking for a new challenge and to expand my skills.
Hi Guys, i have received an offer from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP for the role of an Analyst. Is this Deloitte India? I am very much confused because of the name.Please help.
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How much hike should I expect considering that I joined in june starting in ccb on applied ai/ml role?
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Any Avanade senior ppl in this bowl? Negotiating an offer and wondering if there’s any ability to negotiate stock compensarion for a Director role?
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I have an upcoming Interview in Accenture, for Frontend developer role.
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Got a offer from TIAA, Pune location for a Associate role. The variable mentioned is discretionary. When I spoke to the HR, she said it is capped at maximum 10 percent. Can you please let me know what percentage can I expect? What has been the average from past?
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I just accepted a position negotiating transactions. I have lots of negotiating experience, as well as drafting experience. But I did that mainly litigating matters.
Can you describe the likely transition to all transactional? I have 24 YOE. I did this for growth. I’m also working on an MBA. (Hoping for leadership roles in the future).
For the junior associates out there, I’m a 2020 call and am convinced that I’m taking a lot of time while working on deals. I’m also not really sure how my efficiency compares to other associates as I’m the only junior in the group. The junior partner I work with primarily always tells me to rack up my hours but I’m also afraid of looking inefficient with the more senior partners. Does anyone ever write down their own time? Or is ashamed of how long it takes to draft say a direction to pay?
I feel like I am so inexperienced in my job that everything takes so long to complete and get used to. Hence, I constantly feel guilty that I am spending a lot of time on my tasks and I am not adding enough value especially given the cost that clients pay for our time. I also fear that most of my time will get written off at the end of the day by the matter managers. Is this feeling normal and does it go away?
I have about 2.5 years in litigation. Looking to switch over to transactional. What should I expect during the interview process?
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First year here. Compiling sig pages for a deal, for 4 different agreements. I’ve finished drafting the sig pages for one agreement. Do i still go ahead and make the changes (whereof clause and the footer) for the other 3 and then submit everything, or submit this first one, finalize changes, then do the other 3?
The list I have for sig pages is not 100% complete/I know there will be some changes based off of my questions… just making sure I am efficient here
Include it before the partner's initials to show you're partner material.
I already added my name to the letterhead, so I thought I'd go humble on the initials
Yes for sure. You do the work, they sign. That’s good for you - you don’t want your name on something like that as a junior/mid if you don’t have to.
Yes the name of the firm gets signed on the opinion and the partner is the only one authorized to do so. I understand how opinions work and this isn't the first one I've worked on, just the first one I've substantively drafted. My question was simply about common practice for one discrete aspect of a draft letter.
Also a law firm can face liability for a faulty opinion, so it needs to be signed with someone with authority to sign for the firm.
This is the correct answer.
Yeah you will quickly learn that attorneys hate giving opinions 🤣 be glad you are not on it
I personally wouldn’t. I’ve been in similar positions and the partner has both added and not added my name to the opinion. Ultimately I think it depends on client optics.
At the end of the day is the partner's name on the line here. I wouldn't get too bent out of shape on this. When you get more senior and start stamping your name on junior work, it'll make more sense to you.
Our firm only allows initials to be included for barred associates, fyi, in case you're still waiting on that process as a 1st (rising 2nd) year.
No - assert your dominance.
Update: partner added my initials to the letter himself. Now considering whether to remove them on the next turn based on the advice above. 😂
These initials are there for a liability purposes, not for fame. Does your firm put initials on the agreements as well? I bet they don’t.
If they want to expose you to liability, make sure to triple check all DD and if you have an authority opinion in there, don’t hesitate to request resolutions in addition to bylaws to confirm the authority of each signatory.
To clarify, the partner is the only one authorized to sign opinions. Other letters I've worked on in the past (in a less substantive capacity) have included the initials of attorneys (partners and associates) that drafted the opinion.
But looks like the overwhelming consensus is to just put his initials there for the draft. Thanks folks!
OP, In the nicest possible way if this is your concern and you need “credit” this may be the wrong profession.