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My Story So Far-Nana-Gyasi Kessie, Corporate M&A Attorney
Nana-Gyasi Kessie is an associate in our Corporate M&A Practice in New York. He tells us about his career journey so far, and what advice he has for current law students considering how to make the best possible transition from law classroom to full-time associate.
Choosing a Boston Law Firm
Whether because of prior ties or a desire for new roots, you’ve made the decision to work in Boston. In addition to Fenway Park and clam chowder, the city offers some of the most prestigious legal work in the country.
Recognizing the Signs of Quiet Firing
Although the term might be relatively new, quiet firing is a tactic that has been used by employers ever since the concept of work came into existence. When a company doesn’t want to outright terminate an employee or employees, it might find ways to make the work environment so uncomfortable that it causes said employee or employees to quit of their own volition.
Choosing a Northern California Law Firm
You’ve decided that you want to practice law in Northern California—most likely in the Bay Area, adjacent to the tech industry. Given the hotbed of IP litigation the Northern District of California is, you might want to first consult our practice area rankings for IP.
Choosing a New York Law Firm
You’ve decided that you want to work in the biggest, most prestigious legal market in the United States. Given New York’s cultural and financial significance, it should come as no surprise that Vault’s New York prestige rankings tend to track closely with the Vault 100 prestige rankings.
Choosing a Texas Law Firm
So you’ve decided that you want to practice law in Texas. First, consider which of the Texas markets you’re interested in working in.
Maintaining a Fair Work/Life Balance During the Holiday Season
The holiday season is right around the corner, and that means heavy traffic, busy stores, long lines, and many other stress inducers. Add all that to your work schedule and any preparations you might have to make for holiday parties at home, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for total burnout.
Comparing the Three Biggest Legal Markets in Texas
Texas is a titanic presence in both the U.S. generally and the legal industry specifically, boasting the second largest population in the country and the headquarters of nearly 100 of the Fortune 500 companies.
6 Characteristics of a Successful Team
When we think about all the things that make a team great, knowledge, experience and skill might come to mind. Still, a team consists of a group of people who each have their own unique personalities, ideas, perspectives, and skillsets, so the inner workings of a great team are actually quite complex.
Practice Area Insights: Privacy & Data Security
Lawyers in this area advise business clients on cyber security issues, including internal security protocols, the collection and storage of personal data, and on how to respond to a data breach. While privacy lawyers are most often called into action in the wake of a data security breach, they also help their clients comply with regulations and counsel on ways to prevent data theft or loss.
Discover the DLA Piper Summer & Alumni Programs
At DLA Piper, our mission is to be our clients’ most trusted legal partner delivering exceptional results globally. We believe great business can help make a better world.
How to Use the 4 As to Overcome Workplace Stress
Given the countless Zooms, heavy workloads, and constant deadlines, it comes as no surprise that 83 percent of U.S. workers suffer from workplace stress.
Dealing with Promotion Anxiety
One of the most rewarding things that can happen during the course of your career is getting a promotion. Earning a new title typically means a higher salary, and in certain cases a promotion might also mean added perks or a better work/life balance.
How to Set Boundaries at Work
As uncomfortable as it may feel to set boundaries at work, having solid boundaries is a key way to avoid burnout and maintain a healthy work-life balance. In this video, we show you how to tackle these tough conversations and excel in boundary setting.
Prestige Still Matters in Law
It is an understatement to say that the world of work has changed dramatically over the past four years. Things were shifting already by the end of 2019 as dissatisfied workers grumbled and job changes were more frequent than ever.
Your Network is Your Net Worth: The Importance of Networking for Associate Attorneys
Business and leadership development advisor Diane Helbig said it best: “Networking is an investment in your business. It takes time and, when done correctly, can yield great results for years to come.
Top 5 Scariest Things That Can Happen at Work
Halloween is here, and you know what that means—ghosts, goblins, werewolves, and a whole lot of candy! For those of us who are older, Halloween isn’t really that scary when compared to things like those dreaded financial disturbances, yard work, and of course, trouble at the office.
Practice Area Insights: Mergers & Acquistions
M&A attorneys represent companies that are the acquirers or the targets in acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, minority investments, spinoffs and other similar transactions. Some attorneys in this practice area focus on either acquirers or targets, or on deals involving either public or private companies, while others work broadly across many types of transactions.
Practical Advice from the 2023 Vault Law Associate Survey—Law Firm Life
This is the third post in a series where we will highlight several pieces of practical advice from the associates who took our most recent survey. In the first installment, we looked at advice about summer programs.
Register for Vault’s 2023 Diversity in Law Summit
Vault is hosting our third annual diversity event, Diversity in Law: Informational Career Readiness Summit, for law students and junior attorneys. Join the Vault Law team on Thursday, November 9 at 10:00 AM Eastern for thoughtful conversations on how to navigate a legal career as a diverse attorney, with panel speakers from top law firms including Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP; Paul Hastings LLP; Hunton Andrews Kurth; and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.