Month: September 2018

Reflecting on how I survived the 2008 financial crisis as a law firm associate, ten years later

The financial crisis is now ten years behind us, but I still find myself thinking about that time in my life. This fall, I’m reflecting on how I was able to navigate the treacherous waters of financial crisis and law firm drama by being both proactive and lucky (but mostly lucky). With markets pushing all-time highs while debt is piling up across the world, I have some thoughts on my experience that fall and into early 2009 which I hope will serve me – and you – well if we enter another similar downturn in the near future.

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The ten commandments for going in-house: Part 2

Part 2 in our two-part series on making the move from law firm to in-house corporate counsel practice is here! These are the second five of our ten commandments for getting out of the law firm grind, from picking an industry instead of practice area to being patient while you’re still an associate looking for the right in-house role.

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Tested tactics for setting up a killer online in-house counsel job search that converts

All the greatest cover letter and CV templates in the world aren’t worth a thing if you can’t find any good positions to apply for! But in a world where we’re bombarded by emails from LinkedIn, Indeed, Glassdoor, and other sites, how do you cut through the noise and set up a job search that’s laser-focused on positions for which you’re qualified? Here are a few tips that have worked for us in the past, and which you should continue using to keep tabs on the job market even while you’re still gainfully employed.

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