As corporations’ business concerns evolve and they demand their legal counsel become more efficient and industry-savvy, the Big Four accounting firms are recruiting more lawyers that dually possess legal and business acumen. Beyond that, prior legal tech experience or training isn’t a prerequisite. But law schools noted that recent graduates should have a willingness to leverage those tools to understand and foster corporate strategies.

To be sure, having a master’s degree in business administration and a law degree was once a clear indicator that a candidate possessed the skills needed to work in an international accounting firm, said Deloitte Greater Washington managing partner Tamika Tremaglio, who graduated with an MBA and law degree in 1995.

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