What's A Corporate Generalist And It's Transitional Possiblities
[00:00:00] I'm a 3.5 year attorney. Started out in a big law commercial/tech trans, then went in house for two years as transactions/sales counsel. That's cool attorneys do great in sales, by the way. That's always a good job. I've been wanting to get off the sales/tech transaction, to pivot more of a corporate generalist role in my company or at another company.
Can I make this pivot without needing to go into biglaw to do M&A et cetera and then back in-house again?
Okay. Now I don't know about M&A but I do think you could get into general corporate transactional work. So, I would just start asking for assignments. Then, as you get more assignments and get comfortable with the work, start taking more and more of them. And then, maybe suggesting to other people, if they could use extra help or stuff.
M&A's a little bit more complex, that you may be able to get involved in aspects of it. I dunno how big your company is. It sounds like a pretty good sized company. I think that you definitely could make that transition. You could always get back in. Yeah, you can definitely make a pivot to a corporate generalist, by the way, if anybody has a question, we'll do all different types of corporate works. They'll help with filing corporate documents and registrations [00:01:00] and minutes of meetings and making sure things are being done properly and all the corporate formalities are being but yes, you can definitely transition into that.
And that's probably a good idea. A corporate generalist may have a better runway in terms of working in a law firm in the long run than you would have necessarily working in a company in long run than tech transactions as attorneys. Tech transactions, there's not as much need for it as there is for corporate attorneys.
All companies need corporate attorneys for the most part, once they get to be a decent size.