I worked with corporate attorneys i.e. in-house litigation teams, privacy law, contract law and those who interfaced with government and regulatory bodies. The hours can also be long(ish) but there is more of a work life balance.
I have friends on the public side. From what i understand, the work life balance is better, but the compensation tends to be less. However, as a public servant, there is a certain level of pride that they enjoy and appreciate.