Associates ask me almost daily to let them know if I hear of any in-house opportunities. Given the fact that corporate law jobs remain in high demand, I thought it would be useful to put together some of the pros and cons of going in-house. Rather than giving my own two cents on what it takes to be successful on the inside, I wanted to share the voices of lawyers who are actually in the trenches. So, I wrote to about 150 in-house lawyers to ask them the question “What have you learned as in-house counsel?”
I received a lot of thoughtful responses and many were very nuanced. While career satisfaction remains high amongst the in-house counsel I surveyed (at least the ones who responded!) there are definitely some trade-offs from private practice. Click here to read the whole article on JD Supra.