So You Want to Go In-House: What Attorneys Need to Know

By Scott D. Schneider

Countless law firm attorneys suffer from a persistent and often vague dissatisfaction with their everyday work lives. While some simply toil in Thoreau’s “quiet desperation,” many pine for the proverbial “cushy” in-house gig as the cure to all that ails them. As someone who made partner in a big law firm, then left to go in-house, only to return to big law practice, I have what I suspect is a unique and informed perspective on what attorneys should consider prior to going in-house, as well as some thoughts on the skills required to be an exceptional in-house counsel.

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