Since I last posted, I've switched jobs and gotten married!
I'm now working for a large creditor's rights firm, primarily in real estate default. My new position seems to be a great fit--I love the people I work with, the work I do, and so far the pace isn't too impossible. My workload has recently picked up exponentially, so balancing that with the necessary in-court time is a challenge, but I think I'm up to it.
Interestingly, a big part of a private sector legal position is demonstrating to your supervising attorneys that you have client development instincts; that is, bringing in new contacts and developing relationships. Before I was given my full caseload, I worked on this as much as possible.
Although I never thought I'd be working in the private sector, my current firm seems to be a great fit. I also really like the opportunities I have to write articles for our trade newsletters and attending community events.