Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Back to New York City: How I Came Full Circle

by Scott Edward Walker on February 2nd, 2011

Background

As I have previously discussed, I began my legal career as a corporate associate at two major law firms in New York City.  After nearly eight years, however, I realized I wanted to spend the rest of my life helping entrepreneurs (like my father) — not executing large, complex transactions for multi-national corporations and private equity funds.

I also saw a big problem in the legal marketplace: entrepreneurs and their companies were paying a small fortune to have their legal work done by junior associates getting on-the-job training; or, put another way, the big-firm template just didn’t work for entrepreneurs.  (I discuss this issue in detail in the video on our home page.)

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What’s It Like Working at a Major New York City Law Firm?

by Scott Edward Walker on January 26th, 2011

Introduction

About once a week, I receive an email or phone call from a law school student asking for career advice and specifically inquiring what it’s like working at a major New York City law firm (as I did for nearly eight years).  I discuss below the good, the bad and the ugly.

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