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by Pharoahe Monch
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?
Replies: 13
Views: 1163

Re: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?

I don't like the hours and the stress. I'm expected to bill between 175-200 hours per month. I'd ideally like a job where I can bill around 1800 and make like 75% of my current salary (I have 200k in law school loans - i'd still like to be able to service the loan and save comfortably if possible)....
by Pharoahe Monch
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Ex-Biglaw, Current Lit Boutique Midlevel: AMA
Replies: 21
Views: 5610

Re: Ex-Biglaw, Current Lit Boutique Midlevel: AMA

Feel free to ask me anything, be it my time at biglaw, my reasons for leaving, or my current work as a lit midlevel at my boutique firm mostly complex tech/pharma litigation (patent, trade secret, or complex commercial with high tech or pharma focus). to the extent you're comfortable sharing - how ...
by Pharoahe Monch
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?
Replies: 13
Views: 1163

Re: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?

Surprised that they’re already pushing you to hit that many hours and it sounds like your firm might just suck. I do mostly lit and while 200 hour + months are certainly not unheard of, they’re certainly not the baseline expectation either and an 1800 hour year wouldn’t be frowned on at all. I thin...
by Pharoahe Monch
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?
Replies: 13
Views: 1163

Re: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?

What is it exactly that you don’t like about your job? If you can clarify that, you will avoid going to a second job that has the same bad characteristics. Yeah, I think this would be helpful. Lifestyle is a bit broad, although you did mention a firm with chiller hours in your post. Is it specifica...
by Pharoahe Monch
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?
Replies: 13
Views: 1163

Re: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?

pancakes3 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:56 pm
Do you have ties to a secondary market?
northern california
by Pharoahe Monch
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?
Replies: 13
Views: 1163

1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?

Just started NYC biglaw. Lifestyle is not for me. Doing litigation. Have a technical background and graduated in the lower third of my class at HYS. Can I jump to a boutique that has more chill hours? Does it look bad if I leave after only one year? What do exit options look like at this point in th...