Patent Agent/Lawyer Careers / Re: does working at a lower ranked law firm mean you'll never get a job at finnegan?« on: 08-12-09 at 09:03 am »
no one is asking the important question - WHY would you want to lateral to Finnegan?
This is the credited question. Why do you like Finnegan? Why do you consider a law firm's rankings? If you are looking outside for validation, you will never be happy - not even at [the best firm this year according to biased magazine X].
Seriously, want to enjoy what you do and who you work with. Striving will not lead to validation; it will only lead to constant insecurity.