Gov't Work Leads To BigLaw Success, Female Litigators Say

Law360, New York (September 10, 2014, 7:06 PM EDT) -- A veteran litigator had an unorthodox suggestion for female BigLaw associates at a symposium in New York on Wednesday: Go into government.

"We encourage young associates to become [assistant U.S. attorneys] or go to a section at the [U.S. Department of Justice], either for general transferable skills or for specific areas like fraud," said Proskauer Rose LLP senior counsel Chantel Febus. "When you sit in front of a client, it's very valuable to be able to say: 'I've been on both sides of the table, and I can provide you the experience that comes with that.'"

Febus' comment was one of...

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