How can we be of help during COVID-19?  

May 5, 2020

Whistler Partners is a group of imperfect humans.

When it comes to health advice, I’m more imperfect than my fellow recruiters - I touch my face all the time, I forget to be careful when delivery food arrives and I open mail like it’s 1999.  Fauci would cry if he saw my hand-washing regime.  And I’m a former skateboarder - I’m not known for being disciplined. So I can’t offer you any health or productivity advice. That said.

 

We are as a group incredibly empathetic.

 I was a lawyer interviewing at firms in 2001 when the dot com bubble burst and started as a recruiter shortly before 2008 happened.  Wolf, Dan, Mat, Jon, Josh, Kathleen and Amdie were all attorneys in 2008 (Amdie was a 1st year at Dewey for christsakes!).  In other words, we’ve all been there.

 

Your changes in employment or compensation due to COVID-19 will lag behind the curve of the virus.

Every firm is taking a different approach to cutting costs, and these measures will continue to evolve for months.

 

So now, the nitty-gritty:

  • We still have in-house jobs! Not a ton of them, but still have some great ones!  Pass this along to your friends and family!
  • If none of our in-house gigs are right for you, there are still great jobs that aren’t just in bankruptcy!  In Tech, Corporate or IP!  Or if you’re open to it, corporate practices supporting bankruptcy.
  • If you or your best friend from law school were recently laid off, or are scared of being laid off, we’re here! The good news is that my candidates who were laid off early in the 2008 recession actually were more likely to quickly land on their feet at another job than those laid off later.
  • If your compensation is being cut, we can have an honest conversation about what you should do. We have a wealth of experience and current market intel that can help you decide if you should be looking for a new job or staying put.
  • If you’re busy, congratulations! Pat yourself on the back.  But be diligent! If you aren’t busy, and they ask you to help out in bankruptcy, say yes!  Maybe even volunteer! 
  • If your firm or practice area is countercyclical, you lucky devil!  Reach out to us and maybe hire some extra hands!  Your new employees will be even more grateful to you if you hire them during a pandemic.
  • If you need help networking, reach out!  We are trying to help our people who have to move by making no fee referrals wherever we can help out a friend!  Karma is real and sometimes the best placement is someone you help who later refers you to all their friends.

 

Hopefully we avoided all the worst covid cliches. Let us know what we can do.

 

Sean Burke circle

 

- Sean Burke, Founding Partner



 

In-House Life Science Corporate Counsel @ Pharmaceutical Company

Future of Pharma

Startup & Media Associate @ Arts & Entertainment-Focused Boutique

Très Chic

In House M&A Counsel @ Top Private Equity Fund

In House Without the Pay Cut

Futures Trading Compliance @ Crypto Trading Platform

The Brand Name in Crypto

Corporate Counsel @ Video Gaming Unicorn

Game on!

Director of Business & Legal @ Media Streaming Company

Binge Worthy

Privacy Counsel @ International Gaming Company

The Next Big Thing in Gaming

Associate @ Hollywood Entertainment Boutique

Break Into Entertainment

Corporate Commercial Counsel @ Tech/Media Industry Giant

The Household Name

In House Counsel @ Post IPO "Unicorn"

The Brand You Love

IP & Tech Litigation opp at a Silicon Valley tech Firm

The Move Before You Go In House

Privacy Partner @ Bay Area AmLaw 50 Firm

Plug and Play

Head of Legal @ Late Stage B2B SaaS Company

First Legal Hire

IP & Tech Litigation opp in SoCal

In SoCal, Even Litigation is Sexy

Biotech Late Stage/Cap Markets Partner

Use Your Expertise

Business & Legal Affairs @ AdTech Market Leader

Digital Giants

Big Money Job at a Cutting Edge Biotech

Drugs are Fun!

ECVC Associate @ SoHo Boutique Firm

Edgy, Like Your Startup Clients

Senior Counsel @ Brainy FinTech Startup

Front Line Negotiations

In-House FinTech Bankruptcy Counsel

Can bankruptcy lawyers go in-house? YES!

Senior In-house Counsel @ Edgy FinTech Shop

Global Platform

Tech Transactions & Endless Summer

Hot & Elite (in a good way)

The Right Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practice For You

Restructuring Your Own Career

PE M&A Partner Day 1 @ AmLaw 100 Firm

Title & Platform - Walk in as Partner

Less Finance, More Fintech

Go Digital

Litigation For Entertainment & The Arts

The Muse

General Counsel @ Digital Currency Trading Firm

Lead the Revolution

General Counsel @ Socially Conscious Fintech Startup

The Real Deal

Corporate/Fintech Associate @ Lifestyle Law Firm

Living in Style

Switch to FinTech deals

FinTech Fix

Use Your Science Degree

Back to School

IP Counsel @ Tier 1 Unicorn

Top Secret

Switch To Tech Transactions, Multiply Your In-house Options

The Solution

IP Counsel @ Tech Accelerator

Very Tech-y

Privacy & Tech Transactions Counsel @ Interactive Gaming Company

Going Global

New Media IP Transactions Associate @ Tech-leader

The Future is Now

Corporate Counsel @ Digital Marketing Startup

Launching Pad

Switch from Corporate/IP to Advertising

Change Gears

Corporate & IP Counsel @ Media & Entertainment Leader

Heavy Hitter

Digital Advertising Counsel @ Health & Wellness Startup

The Good Life

Advertising, Marketing & Entertainment Associate

Advertising Injection

Media, Entertainment & Sports Associate @ Prominent Firm

Primetime!

Counsel @ Series B Social Impact Startup

Be a Trailblazer

Switch from Capital Markets to Emerging Companies

ECVC Injection

Corporate Counsel @ Late-stage Workspace Startup

Enter the World of Startups

Associate General Counsel @ Venture Fund

Career Launcher

Outside General Counsel @Boutique Startup & Venture Firm

New School

Startup & Venture Capital Associate @ Elite Startup-Focused Firm

The Best of the Best

Legal Recruiter

New York or Los Angeles

 

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