Interesting article on Law360.com:
For various, mostly personal reasons, I did not take this path. But I agree this is a common and rather successful way of asserting yourself in BigLaw, especially if you are a litigator and especially if you are interested in litigating white collar cases.
Whether this path is more helpful to female attorneys is an interesting spin. I think anyone, male or female, who can break into BigLaw should consider taking steps to also break into big government after a couple of years–if finances and your personal situation are compatible with doing so.