Private Equity Lawyers

 

Note: I don't want to hear that I made a mistake going to law school lol. I'm comfortable with my decision and I have no interest in working in high finance in a technical capacity, but I do have an interest in working in high finance in a legal capacity.

 

Making this thread because I see a lot of lawyers working in Private Equity as Counsel and there seems to be a lack of information on how to break into these jobs.

Questions for Private Equity Lawyers (Specifically those that work for private equity or are doing secondment at a PE Firm)

  • Is there a pathway to work for a PE firm without firm experience?
  • Have you seen a PE firm take summer students for legal work?
  • What type of work do you actually do on a daily basis? Is it similar to the in-firm work?
  • Is the pay similar to in-house exit opportunities?
  • What made you go from firm work to in-house at a PE Firm?
  • For those that left, What made you leave Private equity? 

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