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Secrets of Successful Lawyers: A New View on Relocation

Posted by: Laurence Simons 07/02/12

Carey Launched Laurence Simons’ New York office in 2010. Prior thereto, Carey served as Managing Director of the New York City office for one of the U.S.’s top legal recruiting firms (2000-2010), where she was responsible for launching the New York office in 2000. Prior to her career as a recruiter, Carey was a commercial trial litigator with Texas-based law firm Winstead (1996-2000).

When I meet lawyers who have risen through the ranks to General Counsel or other C-level corporate posts, I always try to understand what strategies they've employed throughout their career.  Among several common threads I've seen, one continues to appear:  flexibility on relocation. Increasingly, the most successful in-house lawyers have been willing to move for a promising opportunity -- sometimes across the country -- sometimes across the globe. 

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