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Is Changing Practice Areas within a Law Firm a Good Move?

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I am an associate with a top firm in Manhattan. Work in my practice area at the firm (M&A) has gotten very slow, and my partner mentor has asked me if I want to transfer to another, busier group within the firm such as litigation. Should I do so even if I have no interest in litigation and do not ever plan on practicing in this area of the law? -James C., New York, NY
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