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Can I Move to a Government Job then Come Back to a Law Firm?

ByManaging Director, San Francisco Bay Area
Question: I'm currently a 4th year litigation associate at an AmLaw firm in Washington, DC. I'm contemplating making a move to the government. I would, however, like the option to return to a law firm (preferably another top firm) in a couple of years. Is this realistic or even possible?
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