Most Who Made Partner in 2013 Switched Firms First

, The Am Law Daily


An Am Law Daily analysis of new partner classes at 50 Am Law 200 firms shows that nearly 59 percent of the 499 lawyers promoted at those firms this year began their career elsewhere.

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  • former big law

    Back in the 80's, when I was at a big firm in Philly, the joke was always, "If you want to make partner here, work somewhere else first." I actually thought is wasn't a joke -- you're bound to make some mistakes as a young, inexperienced lawyer. Better to make those somewhere else, then have people remember them years later when you are up for partner. As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and I think those first impressions can follow you for years!

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