Moving from Big Law to RX IB
Ignore intern title - i'm currently a 3rd year associate at a top US law firm in London (V15 for the American audience). Have worn a few hats so i'm technically not 'group specific' but have mainly done M&A and PE with some limited exposure to RX during my second year. Did 2 PE internships in undergrad (not law). Interested in transitioning/recruiting for RX IB positions and have a few questions:
How can I go about this process? Should I use recruiters or is it too untraditional? In general, how common is it to see corporate lawyers move to IB at my stage?
What title/level would I enter as? If let's say I come in as a 3rd/4th year associate with my firm, would I be a 1st year associate or analyst? How does this play if I wait a few years (have heard of through someone that a V10 M&A 7th year associate came in as VP at ayears back)
What should I expect on the interviewing side? I prepped for IB SA positions back in uni so I have a decent knowledge of accounting and building out comps etc but what about RX specific stuff?
Any other info is helpful thanks