Advice from an In-House Lawyer to a Fourth Year Associate

Anthony Greco, Senior Corporate Counsel at Kargo, gives some advice to fourth year associates that is just as important for those starting out in their in-house counsel job:

“There you are, waiting for a partner to provide comments, daydreaming about going in-house. You’ve thought about it for a while – maybe you’d like to be more of a decision maker, maybe you are more interested in business models than risk factors, maybe you’ve run the numbers and realize you are paid about a quarter of your total billable hours, maybe you’d like to actually enjoy a vacation for once, or… ok, ok, you get it…However, you’re making good money, have job security and are learning a ton. You are likely risk averse and wonder, “What’s it like in-house? Will it work out?”

Read: “Dear Fourth Year” – Lessons of an In-House Lawyer at JDSupra

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