If litigators go to court, what exactly do corporate lawyers do? If you have worked in a law firm, grown up in a family of lawyers or hired attorneys, you might have a pretty clear idea of what corporate law is. If not, television might have left you only with the vague impression that corporate lawyers work in big offices, wear nice suits, meet with high-powered clients and get paid a lot of money. It's true that corporate law can be a prestigious, well-paid and mentally challenging career, but, as any practicing attorney will tell you, there's a lot more to their working life than fancy offices, prestigious clients and hefty paychecks. Before you decide whether to join their ranks, you should have a more grounded sense of what corporate lawyers really do. This guide will help you toward that end.