Students Considering BigLaw Warned To Keep 'Eyes Open'

By Braden Campbell (March 6, 2019, 11:14 PM EST) -- Prominent plaintiffs' attorney David Sanford and client Dawn Knepper, a former Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC partner suing the employment powerhouse for sex bias, had advice Wednesday for law students thinking of joining BigLaw: Ask questions.

"If you're going to BigLaw either as a summer jaunt or as a prospective full-time opportunity beyond, think about the culture that you're getting into, think about the demands," Sanford said. "You should go in with your eyes open, and you should know whether or not there are mandatory arbitration procedures."

Sanford, the chairman of Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP, appeared with Knepper at...

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