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A T3 law school graduate I know become a partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Just found this out a few days ago. I am having a heart atta mrlollipop09/27/17
The attrition rate in this story is huge - yeah, the guy you dupednontraditional09/27/17
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I'm in Chicago. There are plenty of big law partners here wh rubbersoul1409/27/17
Yeah but only time will tell how many recent grads make it. mtbislife09/27/17
But most of them entered law school decades ago. mrlollipop09/27/17
It sounds like this guy got lucky that he was on the right b isthisit09/27/17
Friends and family will see his success as typical, and wond sanka09/27/17
Or you can always quit, make more money as a janitor and tel jeffm09/27/17
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I'm more surprised about going from a PI attorney to corpora nighthawk09/27/17
mrlollipop (Sep 27, 2017 - 4:57 am)

Just found this out a few days ago. I am having a heart attack. The guy graduated from a T3 law school in the west coast, most graduates cannot even find jobs, let alone work for biglaw. The guy graduated the middle of his class and found a job in a a small PI law firm.

The PI law firm got absorbed by Alschuler Grossman, where he became a associate there. Then Alschuler Grossman got absorbed by Bingham McCutchen. And a partner in Alschuler Grossman really liked him and took him there as the only associate. Th other associate all got laid off. And he became a partner in Bingham McCutchen.

A few years ago Morgan Lewis & Bockius bought out Bingham McCutchen. He joined Margan Lewis as a partner with many other partners from his original firm.

He is like 38 years old, but making 1.2 million dollars per year and he started as a PI attorney.

Dammit, why it didn't happen to me.

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dupednontraditional (Sep 27, 2017 - 8:38 am)

The attrition rate in this story is huge - yeah, the guy you know managed to thread the needle, and good for him. But merger, merger, merger, layoff, layoff, layoff.

There are some success stories out there, to be sure...but nowhere near what is advertised.

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rubbersoul14 (Sep 27, 2017 - 6:54 am)

I'm in Chicago. There are plenty of big law partners here who went to Loyola/Depaul/John Marshall.

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mtbislife (Sep 27, 2017 - 10:08 am)

Yeah but only time will tell how many recent grads make it.

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mrlollipop (Sep 27, 2017 - 9:15 pm)

But most of them entered law school decades ago.

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isthisit (Sep 27, 2017 - 8:52 am)

It sounds like this guy got lucky that he was on the right bus and likeable.

He could have easily ended up at John Smith, LLC that didn't get absorbed instead of Smith John, LLC and ended up chasing ambulance for decades.

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sanka (Sep 27, 2017 - 8:59 am)

Friends and family will see his success as typical, and wonder what's wrong with you.

Especially at upcoming holiday dinners.

Better polish off your excuses, or say you're really busy at work and can't get away.

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jeffm (Sep 27, 2017 - 9:29 am)

Or you can always quit, make more money as a janitor and tell everyone you work for the city.

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isthisit (Sep 27, 2017 - 9:46 am)

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nighthawk (Sep 27, 2017 - 11:45 am)

I'm more surprised about going from a PI attorney to corporate law, not so shocking about the T3.

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