Excerpted from Inside Straight: Advice about Lawyering, In-House and Out, That Only the Internet Could Provide, by Mark Herrmann, published by the American Bar Association. Available at a discount to ABA members.
I’ve received a couple of emails from associates at large firms saying that these folks sit at their desks dreaming about having in-house jobs: One client instead of many competing for your time. More manageable workload. A broader range of work. Less stress. An opportunity to think strategically instead of wallowing in minutiae. No more billable hours. No more time sheets. Bliss!