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    The Full Interview: Why leaving the Magic Circle to intern at a start-up made my career

    Ivy WongThomson Reuters

    Posted a month ago

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    Why was quitting Allen & Overy to become an intern at a legal tech start-up the making of Ivy Wong’s career? Ivy is now a star of the legal tech scene, a Product Manager at Thomson Reuters, who also led Legal Geek’s mentoring programme and previously held marketing and operations roles at Lexoo. But not many people were congratulating Ivy on the wisdom of her decision when she left A&O without a new role lined up.

    Ivy talks candidly about:

    • what she wishes that she’d known back at A&O;
    • the skills she developed as a lawyer that have been particularly valuable as a tech professional; and
    • her candid piece of advice for lawyers considering their career options now.