January 13, 2021
Picture that at the beginning of last year, you heard “Next year we’ll have an entire set of predictions dealing with everybody working from home because of the pandemic.” That sounds insane right?
January 5, 2021
There comes a time in every law firm associate’s journey toward partnership when business development becomes a primary issue. However, you cannot simply flip the switch when you need to. Associates need to get ahead of the issue, even years in advance of when it becomes a necessity.
December 15, 2020
Restructuring and corporate litigation are among Big Law’s most popular practice areas for onboarding lateral talent as 2020 comes to an end and as firms seek to leverage veteran industry expertise amid uncertain economic conditions.
December 8, 2020
For millennials or young lawyers getting their start after graduating law school, there are more career options in the legal system more than ever before. Whether it’s firms, alternate legal service providers, in-house legal departments, the Big Four or even legal technology companies, fresh-faced talent in law has its pick of choices when charting a career path.
December 1, 2020
Recently, Am Law 200 firms have been hiring more for their labor and employment and mergers and acquisitions departments.
November 16, 2020
Numerous law firms have implemented layoffs, pay cuts and other austerity measures in spring and summer this year in response to economic pressures the COVID-19 pandemic has created.
November 10, 2020
If there is a bright side to take from this pandemic, it is that law firm associates are facing brighter futures and a far less volatile job market than young lawyers who stared down the 2009 financial crisis. And attorneys at elite firms may even see their compensation boosted as firms look past survival and toward the talent war.
November 2, 2020
In today’s world, general counsels have the chance to do more than just sit at the proverbial table. Standout legal officers are driving diverse cross-functional initiatives alongside chief financial officers and other members of the corporate C-suite.
October 26, 2020
The technology is not new, but the move to the virtual world is. Remote, virtual law offices have been around for some time, but during this COVID Crisis many lawyers have been working remotely and that trend may be the way forward for those who are looking for more flexibility for more work-life balance.
October 20, 2020
When being hired as the head of a legal department, it is not only difficult for the new general counsel, whose arrival can send anxiety and uncertainty through a whole company. But there are things that general counsel can do to help ease the transition.