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Transition Tips for Partners Changing Firms   Departures from a law firm are complicated for any attorney, but for a partner the details can be quite intricate. Please note: First and foremost, the interests of your clients should be absolutely paramount. Consultation with existing ABA and…>read more

No Comment December 18, 2013

IP Lawyers Must Learn to Adapt To New Rules   Prior to the Roberts’ Court, it was a rare occurrence for the Supreme Court to hear a case involving intellectual property issues. In the last few years, however, the percentage of intellectual property cases heard by the Supreme Court…>read more

No Comment December 11, 2013

What should I put on my resume?   Your resume is a summary of important information about yourself. It should contain only information that is relevant to the position for which you are applying. Often, an initial first pass of a resume to determine whether you could…>read more

No Comment December 4, 2013

2013 is a Good Year to Make a Lateral Law Firm Move in Philadelphia As a Philadelphia native and graduate of Penn Law, I feel a strong kinship with the city and pay close attention to hiring trends in the market. For the first time since the economic downturn, the Philadelphia legal market is…>read more

No Comment November 28, 2013

How Not To Get the Job of Your Dreams On the hunt for a new job? When searching for a new gig, there are plenty of things you should be doing in order to maximize your chances of finding a new job that you can be excited about. But…>read more

No Comment November 20, 2013

Lateral Interviewing Techniques Interviewing as a lateral is very different from interviewing as a law student. As a lateral, unlike when you were trying to secure a summer associate position, you must be prepared to field difficult questions about why you want to…>read more

No Comment November 13, 2013

Choose Your References Wisely I recently wrote a blog post about choice of references and I received several responses from legal professionals around the country. I thought, therefore, I would expand it into an article.   I am sometimes surprised at how little thought…>read more

No Comment November 7, 2013

Managing Your Online Presence When I was an associate at a large international law firm, I shared a secretary with a highly distinguished, old guard partner who brought in substantial business throughout the course of his career, was a tremendously effective litigator, and did…>read more

No Comment October 29, 2013

New York Recruiter Margaret Gilleran: Why Real Estate Law is a Hot Market The New York market for real estate attorneys is making a comeback, with mid-level associates in particular demand.   When the housing market collapsed in 2008, it took down with it the market for real estate attorneys. The housing boom…>read more

No Comment October 1, 2013

Knowing What to Ask and When to Ask It One of the hardest parts of the interview and post-interview process is knowing what questions to ask and when to ask them. Asking the right questions at the right time is important, not just in order to ascertain whether a…>read more

No Comment September 24, 2013