How to Make It: Transactional Law vs. Litigation—How, When and Why to Choose

At a certain point in a lawyer’s life (typically early on in law school) as they begin to consider a position in Big Law, they need to decide if they are going to become a litigator or a transactional lawyer. It is a big decision that will impact your entire working life. Questions such as, What are the best criteria for making that choice? Once decided, are you stuck with it? Where can you get good advice?

In this ALM Young Professionals Network article, we take a closer look at the differences between transactional law and litigation.

Transactional practice is essentially the creation and review of documents that bring people and companies together (merger and acquisitions, private equity, etc.), while litigation focuses on the process of resolving disputes, often in a courtroom setting. 

Are you interested in learning more about how to make it in either transactional law or litigation as well as how, when and why to choose? Read more in this law.com article