Big Law rainmakers enjoy some well-known privileges. The cash. The prestige. Maybe even some free weekends. But there is another, less-heralded aspect of the job: You can be a jerk. And get away with it. That's one takeaway from a survey released Friday by legal industry experts Patrick McKenna and David Parnell.
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For those who think Big Law partners are miserable, lost souls, I've got news for you: They are quite happy, thank you. Plus, they're making bundles of money. And guess what? Many wouldn't dream of scaling down their practice (and the money) for more free time. In sum, they like what they’re doing and how they're doing it.
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