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Do Small Firms Like Attorneys That Start Out at Big Law Firms?

Question: If someone is interested in working at a small- or medium-size firm as a long-term career, does spending the first few years of your career at a big law firm give you an advantage over someone who actually starts at a smaller firm and remains there?
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