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In recent years, as law firms adopted more corporate management practices and then drastically downsized, a result of the Great Recession, in-house legal positions became the hot ticket for many attorneys. Company jobs looked particularly attractive to associates bogged down by crushing billable hour requirements. It’s not hard to see why: Law departments offered the promise of better work/life balance and the opportunity to become more involved in a client’s business.

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