Tips that Should Make You Stand Out to Law Firms in a Large City
[00:00:00] I have extensive government and securities regulation experience but have never worked in a law firm. How can I best position myself to stand out to law firms in a large city?
It depends on what kind of work you want to do. I'm assuming you're a litigation attorney or maybe a transactional attorney.
If you're doing securities litigation, there are always a lot of plaintiffs' securities litigation firms where you could potentially get a position. And that's something to think about if you're doing transactional-related work. You would probably need it to get a position.
And at a general practice firm our general, that does, securities-related work. To position yourself to get a position in a large city, I think the best thing you can do would be to get a position in a law firm preferably close to where you're at or, and your market.
You probably could get a position and not the best-paid position, but the position doing securities defense with a smaller law firm or securities prosecution plaintiff's related work with a larger law firm that wouldn't necessarily [00:01:00] be a major law firm, but it would be a large law firm.
That's what I would do.
But to stand out, you're going to have to look as much of a securities attorney as you possibly can, whatever part of securities you do. And if you have a very senior API and I don't know how long you've been practicing, the longer you've been practicing, probably to some extent, could hurt you.
Whatever titles you have and so forth. If those are good titles, that would be helpful too. It's difficult transitioning from a government into a private practice unless you're coming out of the administration or something, or you have a certain type of experience. I would think that plaintiff's security-related work is not as hard to get as defense, many times.
And then if you're doing transactional work, you would probably have to start in a small firm. I hope that's a good answer. I hope that helps