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CORPORATE ATTORNEY , IN-DEPTH: What I like most

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Tony is a corporate lawyer who specializes in corporations law. The role of a corporate lawyer is to ensure the legality of commercial transactions, advising corporations on their legal rights and duties, including the duties and responsibilities of corporate officers. In order to do this, they must have knowledge of aspects of contract law, tax law, accounting, securities law, bankruptcy, intellectual property rights, licensing, zoning laws, and the laws specific to the business of the corporations that they work for.

School: Univeristy of California B
Degree: Law - Political Science
Job Title: CORPORATE MERGER AND ACQUISITIONS ATTORNEY
Employer: WILSON SONSINI

Job Summary: Lawyers

Job Description

Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, or government agencies on legal issues or disputes. Lawyers, also called attorneys, act as both advocates and advisors. As advocates, they represent one of the parties in criminal and civil trials by presenting evidence and arguing in court to support their client. As advisors, lawyers counsel their clients about their legal rights and obligations and suggest courses of action in business and personal matters. All attorneys research the intent of laws and judicial decisions and apply the laws to the specific circumstances that their clients face.

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Becoming licensed as a lawyer is called being "admitted to the bar" and licensing exams are called "bar exams."

To practice law in any state, a person must be admitted to its bar under rules established by the jurisdiction’s highest court. The requirements vary by individual states and jurisdictions.

Most states require that applicants graduate from an ABA-accredited law school, pass one or more written bar exams, and be found by an admitting board to have the character to represent and advise others. Lawyers who want to practice in more than one state must often take separate bar exams in each state.

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Average salary
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$55,000 - $170,000
Projected job growth
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10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time, Long hours
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Military, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
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Analytical skills, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, People skills, Detail oriented
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<span m='12590'>they</span> <span m='13160'>have</span> <span m='13410'>timelines,</span> <span m='14610'>and</span> <span m='15030'>you</span> <span m='15230'>just</span> <span m='15590'>need</span> <span m='15710'>to</span> <span m='15770'>get</span> <span m='16000'>them</span> <span m='16149'>done</span> <span m='16470'>before</span> <span m='16770'>that</span> <span m='16990'>timeline</span> <span m='17880'>is</span> <span m='18220'>due.</span> <span m='18960'>And</span> <span m='19270'>so</span> <span m='20300'>that</span> <span m='20640'>could</span> <span m='20850'>mean</span> <span m='21160'>that</span> <span m='22130'>if</span> <span m='22300'>I</span> <span m='22400'>have</span> <span m='22540'>a</span> <span m='22610'>project</span> <span m='23020'>that's</span> <span m='23260'>not</span> <span m='23540'>due til</span> <span m='23680'>Monday</span> <span m='24770'>and</span> <span m='24940'>it's</span> <span m='25110'>now</span> <span m='25420'>Thursday,</span> <span m='26560'>I</span> <span m='26660'>could</span> <span m='26850'>work</span> <span m='27090'>all</span> <span m='27310'>night</span> <span m='27520'>and</span> <span m='27640'>get</span> <span m='27740'>it</span> <span m='27880'>done,</span> <span m='28370'>and</span> <span m='28540'>I</span> <span m='28580'>don't</span> <span m='28720'>even</span> <span m='28850'>have</span> <span m='28970'>to</span> <span m='29070'>go</span> <span m='29190'>to</span> <span m='29230'>the</span> <span m='29390'>office</span> <span m='29750'>Friday</span> <span m='30730'>or</span> <span m='30830'>Saturday</span> <span m='31220'>or</span> <span m='31360'>Sunday</span> <span m='31680'>or</span> <span m='31810'>do</span> <span m='32009'>anything.</span> <span m='32970'>And</span> <span m='33110'>so</span> <span m='33220'>there's</span> <span m='33370'>a</span> <span m='33430'>lot</span> <span m='33650'>of</span> <span m='33740'>flexibility.</span> <span m='34310'>If</span> <span m='34410'>I</span> <span m='34480'>have</span> <span m='34620'>a</span> <span m='34680'>doctor's</span> <span m='35150'>appointment</span> <span m='35690'>at</span> <span m='35890'>2:00</span> <span m='36080'>PM</span> <span m='37440'>during</span> <span m='37960'>the</span> <span m='38050'>week,</span> <span m='38340'>I</span> <span m='38420'>don't</span> <span m='38610'>tell</span> <span m='38820'>anyone</span> <span m='38940'>that</span> <span m='39170'>I</span> <span m='39210'>have</span> <span m='39350'>to</span> <span m='39410'>go</span> <span m='39530'>to</span> <span m='39610'>doctor,</span> <span m='40460'>I</span> <span m='40560'>just</span> <span m='40760'>make</span> <span m='40930'>sure</span> <span m='41090'>that</span> <span m='41240'>I</span> <span m='41300'>can</span> <span m='41520'>get</span> <span m='41820'>done</span> <span m='42140'>what</span> <span m='42330'>I'm</span> <span m='42500'>responsible</span> <span m='43220'>for</span> <span m='43840'>on</span> <span m='44010'>the</span> <span m='44110'>time frames</span> <span m='44830'>that</span> <span m='45020'>I</span> <span m='45050'>need</span> <span m='45200'>to</span> <span m='45270'>do</span> <span m='45430'>them.</span> <span m='45620'>So</span> <span m='45740'>there's</span> <span m='45940'>a</span> <span m='46030'>tremendous</span> <span m='46480'>amount</span> <span m='46690'>of</span> <span m='46770'>flexibility.</span> </p><p><span m='48390'>What</span> <span m='48580'>I</span> <span m='49070'>don't</span> <span m='49420'>like,</span> <span m='51480'>and</span> <span m='52040'>this</span> <span m='52240'>would</span> <span m='52360'>be</span> <span m='52470'>universally</span> <span m='53150'>true,</span> <span m='53470'>I</span> <span m='53570'>think</span> <span m='53840'>that</span> <span m='53960'>if</span> <span m='54050'>you</span> <span m='54140'>spoke</span> <span m='54410'>to</span> <span m='54540'>any</span> <span m='55120'>corporate</span> <span m='55540'>attorney,</span> <span m='57610'>is</span> <span m='57840'>that</span> <span m='58070'>the</span> <span m='58170'>timelines</span> <span m='59620'>and</span> <span m='61450'>when</span> <span m='61750'>you're</span> <span m='61890'>expected</span> <span m='62220'>to</span> <span m='62290'>work</span> <span m='64180'>is</span> <span m='64330'>subject</span> <span m='64580'>to</span> <span m='64680'>change</span> <span m='65470'>very</span> <span m='65830'>quickly.</span> <span m='66540'>At</span> <span m='66680'>any</span> <span m='66930'>second,</span> <span m='67280'>I</span> <span m='67340'>could</span> <span m='67470'>get</span> <span m='67600'>an</span> <span m='67710'>email</span> <span m='68130'>saying,</span> <span m='68600'>hey</span> <span m='68760'>we</span> <span m='68860'>want</span> <span m='69030'>to</span> <span m='69090'>sign</span> <span m='69320'>a</span> <span m='69360'>new</span> <span m='69550'>deal</span> <span m='69880'>on</span> <span m='70060'>Monday,</span> <span m='71040'>and</span> <span m='71210'>I would</span> <span m='71350'>be</span> <span m='71470'>at</span> <span m='71560'>the</span> <span m='71680'>office</span> <span m='72000'>all</span> <span m='72140'>weekend.</span> <span m='72730'>And</span> <span m='72850'>I</span> <span m='72910'>have</span> <span m='73020'>no</span> <span m='73210'>control</span> <span m='73600'>of</span> <span m='73690'>that.</span> <span m='74920'>It's</span> <span m='75460'>difficult</span> <span m='75940'>to</span> <span m='76040'>maintain</span> <span m='76810'>a</span> <span m='76950'>good</span> <span m='77210'>work-life</span> <span m='77790'>balance</span> <span m='78280'>as</span> <span m='78590'>a</span> <span m='78670'>corporate</span> <span m='79360'>attorney</span> <span m='81060'>for</span> <span m='81360'>this</span> <span m='81590'>reason.</span> <span m='83030'>It</span> <span m='83250'>is</span> <span m='83570'>more</span> <span m='83900'>possible</span> <span m='84490'>at</span> <span m='84570'>the</span> <span m='84670'>very</span> <span m='84950'>senior</span> <span m='85240'>levels</span> <span m='85830'>once</span> <span m='86110'>you're a</span> <span m='86380'>partner,</span> <span m='86850'>which</span> <span m='87050'>usually</span> <span m='87310'>takes</span> <span m='87960'>at</span> <span m='88150'>this</span> <span m='88340'>time</span> <span m='88650'>10</span> <span m='88930'>years.</span> <span m='89890'>But</span> <span m='90800'>as</span> <span m='91020'>an</span> <span m='91090'>associate,</span> <span m='91680'>I</span> <span m='91770'>think</span> <span m='92020'>you're</span> <span m='92140'>signing</span> <span m='92590'>up</span> <span m='92720'>for</span> <span m='92910'>a</span> <span m='92960'>lot</span> <span m='93230'>of</span> <span m='93340'>work</span> <span m='93650'>for</span> <span m='93840'>a</span> <span m='93880'>couple</span> <span m='94200'>of</span> <span m='94300'>years,</span> <span m='95540'>which</span> <span m='95990'>later</span> <span m='96320'>opens</span> <span m='96590'>up</span> <span m='96870'>more</span> <span m='97060'>opportunities</span> <span m='97850'>but</span> <span m='99410'>that</span> <span m='99570'>can</span> <span m='99680'>be a</span> <span m='99770'>difficult</span> <span m='100450'>aspect</span> <span m='100870'>of</span> <span m='100930'>the</span> <span m='101020'>job.</span> </p><p><span m='103800'>Looking</span> <span m='104240'>forward,</span> <span m='104880'>it's</span> <span m='105080'>really</span> <span m='105440'>hard</span> <span m='105740'>to</span> <span m='105830'>predict</span> <span m='106200'>my</span> <span m='106350'>schedule,</span> <span m='107290'>and</span> <span m='107560'>so</span> <span m='107820'>it</span> <span m='107940'>always</span> <span m='108400'>feels</span> <span m='108810'>as</span> <span m='109050'>though</span> <span m='110130'>I'll</span> <span m='110250'>have</span> <span m='110470'>way</span> <span m='110740'>too</span> <span m='110930'>much</span> <span m='111140'>work</span> <span m='111360'>to</span> <span m='111480'>do.</span> <span m='112930'>Looking</span> <span m='113330'>backwards,</span> <span m='114750'>it</span> <span m='114910'>actually</span> <span m='115310'>isn't</span> <span m='115590'>so</span> <span m='115760'>bad.</span> <span m='116140'>When</span> <span m='116280'>I</span> <span m='116340'>look</span> <span m='116550'>at</span> <span m='116610'>the</span> <span m='116750'>hours</span> <span m='117180'>that I</span> <span m='117280'>average</span> <span m='117750'>over</span> <span m='117900'>long</span> <span m='118130'>periods</span> <span m='118410'>of</span> <span m='118500'>time,</span> <span m='120120'>it's</span> <span m='120450'>actually</span> <span m='120860'>pretty</span> <span m='122010'>manageable.</span> <span m='123190'>It's</span> <span m='123550'>just</span> <span m='123820'>getting</span> <span m='124060'>comfortable</span> <span m='124610'>that</span> <span m='124780'>when</span> <span m='124890'>you</span> <span m='124970'>have</span> <span m='125300'>down</span> <span m='125600'>time</span> <span m='126080'>that</span> <span m='126240'>you</span> <span m='126310'>take</span> <span m='126510'>advantage</span> <span m='126990'>of</span> <span m='127100'>it.</span> <span m='127755'>And</span> <span m='128100'>when</span> <span m='128280'>you've</span> <span m='128360'>got</span> <span m='128460'>to</span> <span m='128509'>work</span> <span m='128720'>hard,</span> <span m='129020'>you just</span> <span m='129419'>step</span> <span m='129720'>up</span> <span m='129860'>and</span> <span m='130020'>do</span> <span m='130160'>that.</span> <span m='131009'>And</span> <span m='131260'>so</span> <span m='132280'>for</span> <span m='132540'>example,</span> <span m='133440'>this</span> <span m='133720'>last</span> <span m='134140'>month</span> <span m='134720'>I</span> <span m='134890'>was</span> <span m='135100'>only</span> <span m='135310'>working</span> <span m='135740'>around</span> <span m='136030'>20</span> <span m='136380'>hours</span> <span m='136660'>a</span> <span m='136720'>week</span> <span m='137030'>for</span> <span m='137160'>three</span> <span m='137400'>weeks</span> <span m='137660'>in</span> <span m='137740'>a</span> <span m='137800'>row.</span> <span m='138110'>There's</span> <span m='138340'>very</span> <span m='138600'>few</span> <span m='138800'>industries</span> <span m='139300'>you</span> <span m='139400'>could</span> <span m='139550'>go</span> <span m='139770'>into</span> <span m='140600'>where</span> <span m='140800'>you</span> <span m='140910'>might</span> <span m='141100'>only</span> <span m='141340'>work</span> <span m='141540'>20</span> <span m='141860'>hours</span> <span m='142290'>and</span> <span m='142370'>still</span> <span m='142560'>get</span> <span m='142730'>paid</span> <span m='143085'>full</span> <span m='143440'>time.</span> <span m='144840'>Likewise,</span> <span m='145560'>I</span> <span m='145670'>might</span> <span m='145880'>have</span> <span m='145990'>a</span> <span m='146050'>week</span> <span m='146290'>or</span> <span m='146410'>two</span> <span m='146580'>in</span> <span m='146660'>a</span> <span m='146710'>row</span> <span m='146890'>where</span> <span m='147040'>I</span> <span m='147060'>work</span> <span m='147280'>80</span> <span m='147630'>hours</span> <span m='147910'>a</span> <span m='147970'>week.</span> <span m='149030'>And</span> <span m='149700'>looking</span> <span m='150040'>into</span> <span m='150150'>the</span> <span m='150220'>future</span> <span m='150540'>from</span> <span m='150650'>right</span> <span m='150870'>now,</span> <span m='151030'>I</span> <span m='151110'>have</span> <span m='151240'>no</span> <span m='151440'>idea</span> <span m='151780'>when</span> <span m='151900'>that's</span> <span m='152080'>going</span> <span m='152170'>to</span> <span m='152240'>come,</span> <span m='152550'>so</span> <span m='152720'>it's</span> <span m='152860'>not</span> <span m='153020'>as</span> <span m='153130'>though</span> <span m='153260'>I</span> <span m='153350'>can</span> <span m='153540'>plan</span> <span m='153790'>a</span> <span m='153830'>vacation</span> <span m='154330'>or golf</span> <span m='154740'>rounds</span> <span m='155660'>on</span> <span m='155760'>those</span> <span m='155880'>slower</span> <span m='156290'>weeks.</span> <span m='157500'>It</span> <span m='157630'>just</span> <span m='157780'>so</span> <span m='157930'>happens</span> <span m='158300'>that I</span> <span m='158430'>sit</span> <span m='158610'>in</span> <span m='158690'>the</span> <span m='158830'>office</span> <span m='159320'>and</span> <span m='159450'>I</span> <span m='159930'>kind</span> <span m='160180'>of surf</span> <span m='160250'>Facebook</span> <span m='161180'>or</span> <span m='161730'>do</span> <span m='161880'>other</span> <span m='162060'>fun</span> <span m='162310'>things or</span> <span m='162640'>maybe</span> <span m='162870'>leave</span> <span m='163050'>a</span> <span m='163090'>little</span> <span m='163270'>bit</span> <span m='163410'>earlier.</span> </p><p><span m='165710'>So</span> <span m='166030'>why</span> <span m='166390'>I</span> <span m='166430'>became</span> <span m='166790'>an</span> <span m='166850'>attorney</span> <span m='167280'>is</span> <span m='167400'>that</span> <span m='167570'>I</span> <span m='167790'>thought</span> <span m='168160'>that</span> <span m='168530'>I</span> <span m='168640'>would</span> <span m='168770'>like</span> <span m='168900'>to</span> <span m='169010'>go</span> <span m='169130'>into</span> <span m='169260'>business</span> <span m='170170'>and</span> <span m='170480'>that</span> <span m='171530'>business</span> <span m='172080'>skills</span> <span m='172470'>were</span> <span m='172590'>kind</span> <span m='172760'>of</span> <span m='172830'>innate,</span> <span m='175810'>something</span> <span m='175970'>you</span> <span m='176170'>were</span> <span m='176250'>born</span> <span m='176570'>with.</span> <span m='177180'>And</span> <span m='178380'>so</span> <span m='178680'>I</span> <span m='178820'>thought</span> <span m='179160'>that rather than</span> <span m='179530'>getting</span> <span m='179790'>an</span> <span m='179920'>MBA,</span> <span m='180680'>which</span> <span m='181460'>is</span> <span m='181610'>really</span> <span m='181930'>easy</span> <span m='182160'>to</span> <span m='182240'>get,</span> <span m='182990'>I</span> <span m='183180'>thought</span> <span m='183380'>having</span> <span m='183660'>a</span> <span m='183720'>law</span> <span m='183930'>degree</span> <span m='184510'>and</span> <span m='184730'>understanding</span> <span m='186920'>the</span> <span m='187150'>legal</span> <span m='187610'>aspects</span> <span m='188090'>behind</span> <span m='188480'>doing</span> <span m='188730'>business</span> <span m='189140'>and</span> <span m='189250'>transactions</span> <span m='190190'>would</span> <span m='190330'>set</span> <span m='190590'>me</span> <span m='190710'>apart</span> <span m='191050'>from</span> <span m='191270'>other</span> <span m='191580'>business</span> <span m='192010'>people</span> <span m='192820'>and</span> <span m='193040'>allow</span> <span m='193410'>me</span> <span m='193550'>to</span> <span m='193640'>do</span> <span m='193780'>business</span> <span m='194230'>better.</span> <span m='196530'>I</span> <span m='196660'>don't</span> <span m='196810'>know</span> <span m='196970'>if</span> <span m='197020'>that's</span> <span m='197280'>true</span> <span m='197480'>anymore.</span> <span m='197940'>I</span> <span m='198070'>think</span> <span m='198260'>that</span> <span m='198370'>if</span> <span m='198450'>you're</span> <span m='198600'>interested</span> <span m='199110'>in</span> <span m='199220'>business,</span> <span m='199850'>then</span> <span m='200050'>you</span> <span m='200150'>should</span> <span m='200320'>just</span> <span m='200540'>go</span> <span m='200640'>to</span> <span m='200730'>business</span> <span m='201090'>school.</span> <span m='201880'>You</span> <span m='201990'>should</span> <span m='202180'>just</span> <span m='202350'>study</span> <span m='202660'>business</span> <span m='204350'>rather</span> <span m='204650'>than</span> <span m='204820'>trying</span> <span m='205070'>to</span> <span m='205150'>side</span> <span m='205560'>route</span> <span m='205910'>it</span> <span m='206230'>through</span> <span m='206690'>getting</span> <span m='207010'>creative.</span> <span m='209150'>It's</span> <span m='209260'>probably</span> <span m='209680'>equally</span> <span m='210030'>true</span> <span m='210340'>that</span> <span m='210800'>if</span> <span m='211220'>you</span> <span m='211350'>had</span> <span m='211610'>some</span> <span m='212050'>really</span> <span m='212360'>good</span> <span m='213140'>knowledge</span> <span m='213570'>of</span> <span m='213670'>economics</span> <span m='214530'>that</span> <span m='214730'>other</span> <span m='214950'>business</span> <span m='215290'>people</span> <span m='215510'>don't</span> <span m='215700'>have</span> <span m='216110'>that</span> <span m='216430'>may</span> <span m='216570'>give</span> <span m='216840'>you</span> <span m='217540'>some</span> <span m='217780'>type</span> <span m='217970'>of</span> <span m='218090'>insight</span> <span m='218500'>to</span> <span m='218610'>other</span> <span m='218830'>things,</span> <span m='220500'>but</span> <span m='220610'>that</span> <span m='220720'>doesn't</span> <span m='220970'>necessarily</span> <span m='221420'>mean</span> <span m='221630'>that</span> <span m='221940'>if</span> <span m='222040'>you're</span> <span m='222200'>interested</span> <span m='222560'>in</span> <span m='222660'>business</span> <span m='223150'>that you'd</span> <span m='223330'>want</span> <span m='223520'>to</span> <span m='223560'>study</span> <span m='223830'>economics</span> <span m='224140'>just</span> <span m='224450'>so</span> <span m='224550'>you</span> <span m='224750'>would</span> <span m='224920'>have that</span> <span m='225050'>little</span> <span m='225260'>edge.</span> <span m='226240'>So</span> <span m='227980'>study</span> <span m='228300'>what</span> <span m='228430'>you're</span> <span m='228550'>most</span> <span m='229200'>passionate</span> <span m='229690'>about.</span> </p><p><span m='231180'>Finding</span> <span m='231580'>a</span> <span m='231620'>job</span> <span m='232150'>as</span> <span m='232410'>an</span> <span m='232480'>attorney</span> <span m='232940'>is</span> <span m='233060'>extremely</span> <span m='233560'>difficult.</span> <span m='234410'>The</span> <span m='234570'>biggest</span> <span m='235040'>takeaway</span> <span m='235330'>that</span> <span m='235620'>you</span> <span m='235780'>can</span> <span m='236380'>have</span> <span m='236650'>from</span> <span m='236790'>this</span> <span m='237010'>video</span> <span m='237560'>is</span> <span m='237850'>that</span> <span m='238240'>in</span> <span m='238460'>this</span> <span m='239300'>industry,</span> <span m='240330'>school</span> <span m='241180'>and</span> <span m='241400'>grades</span> <span m='241910'>matter.</span> <span m='243180'>So</span> <span m='244220'>it</span> <span m='244420'>makes</span> <span m='244720'>a</span> <span m='244780'>difference</span> <span m='245410'>if</span> <span m='245590'>you're</span> <span m='245760'>going</span> <span m='245910'>to</span> <span m='245960'>go</span> <span m='246776'>to</span> <span m='248720'>a</span> <span m='248830'>law</span> <span m='249080'>school</span> <span m='249350'>that's</span> <span m='249580'>not</span> <span m='249750'>ranked</span> <span m='250000'>very</span> <span m='250250'>well</span> <span m='251550'>versus</span> <span m='251950'>Harvard.</span> <span m='253830'>If</span> <span m='253930'>you</span> <span m='254120'>wanted</span> <span m='254420'>to</span> <span m='254550'>be,</span> <span m='254890'>for</span> <span m='254990'>example,</span> <span m='255590'>a</span> <span m='255690'>school</span> <span m='255850'>teacher,</span> <span m='256550'>that</span> <span m='256850'>might</span> <span m='257050'>not</span> <span m='257290'>make</span> <span m='257730'>such</span> <span m='258000'>a</span> <span m='258040'>big</span> <span m='258269'>difference</span> <span m='258640'>where</span> <span m='258880'>you</span> <span m='259010'>go</span> <span m='259110'>to</span> <span m='259200'>school,</span> <span m='260370'>or a</span> <span m='260610'>nurse</span> <span m='260910'>for</span> <span m='261040'>example.</span> <span m='261990'>But</span> <span m='262180'>as</span> <span m='262350'>an</span> <span m='262430'>attorney,</span> <span m='262970'>if</span> <span m='263060'>you</span> <span m='263200'>want</span> <span m='263310'>to</span> <span m='263360'>work</span> <span m='263590'>at</span> <span m='263630'>a</span> <span m='263710'>top</span> <span m='264030'>law</span> <span m='264190'>firm</span> <span m='264510'>and</span> <span m='264610'>you</span> <span m='264730'>want</span> <span m='264830'>to</span> <span m='264880'>work</span> <span m='265060'>in</span> <span m='265160'>top</span> <span m='265390'>notch</span> <span m='265650'>deals</span> <span m='265880'>around</span> <span m='266010'>the</span> <span m='266080'>country,</span> <span m='266710'>not</span> <span m='266900'>only</span> <span m='267170'>do</span> <span m='267250'>you</span> <span m='267340'>need</span> <span m='267510'>to</span> <span m='267580'>go</span> <span m='267680'>to</span> <span m='267780'>a</span> <span m='267850'>top</span> <span m='268080'>school,</span> <span m='268440'>you</span> <span m='268540'>need</span> <span m='268660'>to</span> <span m='268720'>get</span> <span m='268900'>top</span> <span m='269120'>grades</span> <span m='269460'>at</span> <span m='269700'>that</span> <span m='269910'>school.</span> <span m='270490'>And</span> <span m='270610'>that's</span> <span m='270790'>also</span> <span m='271090'>very</span> <span m='271300'>difficult.</span> <span m='272020'>I</span> <span m='272090'>have</span> <span m='272180'>a</span> <span m='272230'>lot</span> <span m='272490'>of</span> <span m='272580'>friends</span> <span m='272950'>that are</span> <span m='273070'>very</span> <span m='273340'>intelligent</span> <span m='273930'>that</span> <span m='274100'>went</span> <span m='274260'>to</span> <span m='274320'>top</span> <span m='274580'>schools</span> <span m='275470'>who</span> <span m='275550'>didn't</span> <span m='275790'>end</span> <span m='275960'>up</span> <span m='276070'>getting</span> <span m='276300'>jobs</span> <span m='276710'>because</span> <span m='276970'>they</span> <span m='277000'>didn't</span> <span m='277480'>finish</span> <span m='277820'>high</span> <span m='278020'>enough</span> <span m='278220'>in</span> <span m='278260'>the</span> <span m='278330'>class</span> <span m='278600'>ranking.</span> </p><p><span m='281080'>So</span> <span m='281320'>the</span> <span m='281420'>high</span> <span m='281620'>school</span> <span m='281880'>class</span> <span m='282250'>that</span> <span m='282360'>most</span> <span m='282670'>impacted</span> <span m='283770'>my</span> <span m='283930'>job</span> <span m='284360'>choice</span> <span m='284790'>today.</span> <span m='286280'>I</span> <span m='286460'>would</span> <span m='286630'>say</span> <span m='286800'>that</span> <span m='286990'>there</span> <span m='287150'>was</span> <span m='287560'>no</span> <span m='287780'>individual</span> <span m='288370'>class</span> <span m='288660'>that</span> <span m='288950'>impacted</span> <span m='289570'>my</span> <span m='289740'>choice.</span> <span m='290470'>It</span> <span m='290610'>was</span> <span m='290770'>actually</span> <span m='291100'>more</span> <span m='291340'>of</span> <span m='291420'>a</span> <span m='291480'>collection</span> <span m='291940'>of</span> <span m='292060'>all</span> <span m='292350'>of</span> <span m='292480'>them.</span> <span m='293340'>Doing</span> <span m='293810'>well</span> <span m='294070'>in</span> <span m='294130'>high</span> <span m='294320'>school</span> <span m='294690'>generally</span> <span m='295000'>in</span> <span m='295310'>all</span> <span m='295530'>your</span> <span m='295680'>classes</span> <span m='296910'>provides</span> <span m='297550'>you</span> <span m='297690'>with</span> <span m='297810'>greater</span> <span m='298250'>opportunity</span> <span m='298820'>and</span> <span m='298930'>choice</span> <span m='299300'>later.</span> <span m='299740'>When</span> <span m='299980'>you</span> <span m='300100'>do</span> <span m='300370'>well,</span> <span m='301310'>then</span> <span m='301460'>you</span> <span m='301560'>have</span> <span m='301790'>choices</span> <span m='302440'>to</span> <span m='302730'>go</span> <span m='302870'>to</span> <span m='302940'>good</span> <span m='303160'>schools</span> <span m='304100'>and</span> <span m='304360'>get</span> <span m='304480'>higher</span> <span m='304810'>degrees</span> <span m='305490'>and</span> <span m='305630'>master's</span> <span m='306090'>degrees.</span> <span m='307550'>And</span> <span m='307740'>so</span> <span m='308310'>I</span> <span m='308450'>think</span> <span m='308690'>that</span> <span m='308820'>just</span> <span m='309090'>doing</span> <span m='309380'>well</span> <span m='309670'>in</span> <span m='309790'>school</span> <span m='310720'>and</span> <span m='310950'>generally</span> <span m='311320'>just</span> <span m='311950'>trying</span> <span m='313000'>probably</span> <span m='313780'>put</span> <span m='313970'>myself</span> <span m='314360'>in</span> <span m='314440'>a</span> <span m='314490'>position</span> <span m='314920'>to</span> <span m='315000'>do</span> <span m='315160'>this</span> <span m='315330'>type</span> <span m='315490'>of</span> <span m='315590'>work</span> <span m='315830'>later.</span> </p>","file":{"id":443231,"video_id":"3666778129001","name":"2681-Tony-CorporateAttorney2","duration":317967,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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