What It's Like To Move From Army JAG To BigLaw

Law360 (May 12, 2020, 6:05 PM EDT) -- I have wanted to be a litigation attorney for as long as I can remember. When a U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps recruiter pitched me on the opportunity to litigate cases early in my career, I was sold.

On July 4, 2011, I commissioned into the U.S. Army. I led the prosecution of my first felony case within the first few months. Eight years later, having litigated complex cases all over the world, I made the difficult decision to hang up my dress blues in exchange for a suit and tie.

I was confident that the skills I had acquired in...

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