5 Signs You'll Never Excel In BigLaw

Law360, Washington (May 27, 2016, 11:14 PM EDT) -- Modern priorities like finding a work-life balance might be a newer factor discouraging careers in BigLaw, but the industry has always been especially tough on individuals who work better on their own, as well as those who struggle to market themselves, experts say.

Indeed, it’s not just the weekend-worshipping millennial lawyer who might not be the right fit for the nation’s largest firms. Independent, entrepreneurial attorneys not as desperate to please the herd can find BigLaw suffocating, while gifted lawyers who struggle to originate business might never make partner despite years of hard work.

Below, experts ranging from ex-BigLaw attorneys to...

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