Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Three Advantages of a Litigation Background in Contract Negotiations

Author: Xander Tapling, Litigator to In-House Attorney
Published: 05.10.2022
I have been a litigator for six years. And now, I want to move in-house to engage in the most satisfying part of being an attorney—collaborating with my clients from day one to be a constructive part of building their business. The biggest hurdle standing between me and my dream job is the notion that litigators don’t have adequate contracting skills. But many litigators devote their lives to contracts just as ardently as transactional attorneys. Over the course of several job interviews, I waffled about how to explain this. After ample time spent condensing my observations into a cohesive narrative,…