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by Toni
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 3rd yr to in-house possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: 3rd yr to in-house possible?

I interviewed twice. Both times everyone I met with was a good 10 years older than me. So, it’s a bit of a Hail Mary. I should add that both companies had revs exceeding 100B. My takeaway, L&T is essential.
by Toni
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2018 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2205

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

Bonus was up this year, but so were my hours. This is the one time of the year I wish I was working in NYC/DC.
by Toni
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Why isn't LSL as multiculturally accepting as TLS?
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: Why isn't LSL as multiculturally accepting as TLS?

so TLS doesn't require moderator approval on every post anymore? TLS is pretty much back to normal. Their mods are low key — gone are the days of mods threating to ban posters they disagree with. They are focused on LS students with little to no activity in their lounge. Also gone are the significa...
by Toni
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 3.65, 165, Strong Softs, T14?
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: 3.65, 165, Strong Softs, T14?

I just got my score back on the November test and I bumped up to a 169! So yeah, I hope that I can have that world of a difference in my options now. According to MyLSN, I have a solid shot at the bottom half of T14 and an outside shot at the top half. Is that probably accurate? Your estimate is so...
by Toni
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2018 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2205

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

Why not a UP option? Given that year’s workload has been overwhelming....
by Toni
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: Should I even be counting myself as a URM?
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Should I even be counting myself as a URM?

A good friend was in a position much like yours. She is lily white and could not read or write Spanish but could speak and understand Spanish a little (mainly because she took a Spanish class). She had a great GPA and a fairly good LSAT. She was accepted into an Ivy with a 50% discount. So yes, go f...
by Toni
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: Lit or Transactional

Majored in Finance in UG which heavily influenced my decision to go the transactional route. The only types of litigation I enjoyed were appellate (which I, admittedly, wasn't disciplined enough to pursue) and Securities Lit. Being in-house, I welcome automation. There's so much I do in my role tha...
by Toni
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: Lit or Transactional

Anyone who has a transactional practice is kidding themselves if they don't believe a significant portion of their contract drafting and negotiating practice can't/won't be automated within the next 5-10 years. Not disagreeing that in the future some form of automation may impact the legal professi...
by Toni
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: Lit or Transactional

ss108 wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Do people think automation is going to have a big impact, or no?
At the firm, this topic rarely (if ever) comes up.
by Toni
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: Lit or Transactional

I'm in litigation, but I do occasionally get the opportunity to do some transactional work, which I do enjoy to a certain extent. It certainly helps get a better perspective on my litigation matters, and hopefully it gives me an edge when I go in house . I was advised that transactional is more adv...
by Toni
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: Lit or Transactional

I'm in litigation, but I do occasionally get the opportunity to do some transactional work, which I do enjoy to a certain extent. It certainly helps get a better perspective on my litigation matters, and hopefully it gives me an edge when I go in house . I was advised that transactional is more adv...
by Toni
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: Lit or Transactional

Any comments from the transactional POV....
by Toni
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Lit or Transactional

POLL. Why you chose the one you did. Has anyone here switched from one to the other?
by Toni
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 2555

Re: Questions for those in-house

In my one and only in-house encounter for a position, getting barred in the home office state was expected. I assume it is necessary everywhere.
by Toni
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 2555

Re: Questions for those in-house

I’d love working in-house in Florida. Unfortunately, if I understand this correctly, Florida is a state with no Reciprocity.
by Toni
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 2555

Re: Questions for those in-house

A few months ago I was flown in for an in-house opening. According to the recruiter, the person they ultimately hired was someone with 12 years more experience to join their group (fortune company with +100B in rev). I got to final round interview with a privately held company with global operation...
by Toni
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Biglaw cell phones
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: Biglaw cell phones

Option. Firm supplies a phone OR pays a stipend for your personal phone. I choose the latter.
by Toni
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 2555

Re: Questions for those in-house

I also think it is not a hinderance if you are looking to stay in the same industry….. Anecdotal. In ref to seeking an in-house position, your practice area is key. Ditto, staying in the same industry. Other aspects are often factored in; writing for sure, firm prestige and sometimes even school pr...
by Toni
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 2555

Re: Questions for those in-house

Given all the positive feedback to date, in-house looks solid. Partial 401k match and stock was an unexpected positive. Good to know. A few months ago I was flown in for an in-house opening. According to the recruiter, the person they ultimately hired was someone with 12 years more experience to joi...
by Toni
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 2555

Re: Questions for those in-house

InDaHouse wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:00 pm
Toni wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:51 am
Miss anything about [big] law firm? Having an office and a secretary
Plz explain.

(Whenever I’ve had to meet with in-house counsel, they’ve had private offices, conference room, etc.)
by Toni
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 2555

Re: Questions for those in-house

Relieved and pleased to read that no one, so far, regrets going in-house.

Looking forward to hearing from anyone with in-house experience and those with additional questions and insights. (Including anyone who has gone through in-house interviewing.)
by Toni
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: TLS Debate - Shoes for Interview
Replies: 39
Views: 1953

Re: TLS Debate - Shoes for Interview

jeff chiles wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:36 pm
What are thoughts on black loafer/no socks, not for an interview but this generally? I kind of want to be that guy but I feel like you got to be older to do it
The ones I've seen pull that off routinely are wealthy....your basic trust fund baby.
by Toni
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 2555

Re: Questions for those in-house

Thanks. fwiw: I asked about the age since the attorneys I interviewed with were around 10 years my senior.
by Toni
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 2555

Questions for those in-house

How long have you been in-house? Are you happier in-house? Miss anything about [big] law firm? Hours notably less? Salary: More, less, or about the same? Bonus expectations? How many attorneys in your unit? Are you the youngest? If you changed states, were you able to waive in? A Fortune ranked comp...
by Toni
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: NYC Biglaw vs Small(er) city Biglaw
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: NYC Biglaw vs Small(er) city Biglaw

The grueling hours are the same. Traffic is a nightmare (not sure about Del). What’s there to know?

Seriously, talk with some of your LS friends who decided on a metro city not named NY, DC, LA.