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Going In-house? Why You May Be Saying Goodbye to Law Firms for Good

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I used to practice corporate law and as such, I saw many friends, classmates, and colleagues who also practiced transactional law go in-house. A good number of these folks tell me that going in-house was the best move they made. A few, though, have reached out to me for assistance in returning to practice at a firm. It's often very surprising - and frustrating - for these attorneys to understand that once you've gone in-house, it is difficult to break back into law firm practice. The truth is, leaving a firm to go work inside the (often smaller) legal department of a company disrupts the growth model law firms have set out for their attorneys, and that their clients have come to rely upon.
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