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Tips for Transitioning to the Private Sector

A Washington Post article by Derrick Dortch offers advice to those seeking to go from a legal career in the federal government to the private sector. Dortch cautions to “look before you leap” and weigh the costs and benefits of such a move including loss of federal retirement benefits and potential job security. However, while transitions present difficulties, financial incentives clearly exist, especially for those lawyers involved with higher levels of government work which require security clearances; holding such an advantage could make you more “marketable” to government contractors. Read more here.