Managing your next career move: lateralling to a new firm, swapping practice areas, locations and going in-house.
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Data is the great commodity of our age. It's a hot, controversial topic that needs good lawyers to handle its complexities. Step forward, Perkins Coie.
w/ Whistler Partners
The Information Age, the Digital Age, the New Media Age… whatever you call the era we’re living in, one thing is certain: it’s never been a more fascinating time for lawyers to delve into the world of technology transactions and data privacy law. We quizzed some of the attorneys who specialize in these areas about how they made the switch.
If you’re not happy at your current firm, you’re probably considering a change. But where to start? Recruiters at VOYlegal (and a couple of the lawyers they’ve placed) told us a bit about their magic formula…
w/ Gridline Search + Consulting
Deciding to change jobs is huge – especially if you’ve only ever been with one law firm. Jason McCann, founder of legal talent business Gridline Search + Consulting, shares his top tips on whether or not it’s right to make a lateral move as an associate.
w/ Whistler Partners
Startup lawyers advise the most innovative, high-growth emerging companies and their venture capital investors on a wide range of legal and business issues. We spoke with several attorneys and legal recruiters in the space to learn why it’s such a desirable gig and asked them to share insights on how you can become a startup lawyer.
w/ Jowers Vargas
Changing jobs is one of the biggest adventures – and stresses – of adult life, especially when you’re moving to a new city, and even more so when you are relocating halfway across the world. To get a better idea of what it’s like for lawyers who venture east, we spoke to Jowers Vargas, an expert attorney placement firm for BigLaw attorneys in Asia.
It’s not something you learn in law school, but making a lateral move is part of almost any associate’s journey to living the Harvey Specter dream. In the most active battleground for lateral moves, expert recruiters spoke to us about the types of issues that may surface when contemplating a move, particularly when doing so in the city that never sleeps…
w/ EP Dine
Going in-house is one of the most common routes out of the BigLaw world. We spoke to four recruiters at E.P. Dine who specialize in in-house search to find out more about this path and the realities of life as an in-house associate…