When people think of jobs on Wall Street, they often imagine a bunch of accountants, analysts, stockbrokers, mathematicians and other brainy types. But not everyone in the financial sector follows the same path. There is more than enough room for people with other backgrounds -- particularly lawyers.

"If people want to go into this industry, there are a lot of things to think about," Zachary Ziliak, an attorney at Mayer Brown, told StreetID. "One is the 33 Act, not the 40 Act. People who talk about wanting to do securities work, do they mean working at large companies and helping them file their 10-Ks and whatever else? Dealing with the SEC because they're a listed company?

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