More Law Firms Are Hiring Remote Associates. But Hybrid Arrangements Dominate

The number of firms that are willing to hire associates who are fully remote on a case-by-case basis is increasing upward. But none has yet followed Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan with a company-wide “work from anywhere” policy, suggesting that most law firms and associates are content with hybrid arrangements once the “new normal” eventually comes. 

Fenwick & West and Latham & Watkins acknowledged a willingness to consider talented remote candidates to fill areas of need, according to spokespersons for the firms. These two law firms join others such as Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Goodwin Procter, Perkins Coie and Husch Blackwell who had previously spoken publicly about this policy shift. 

Kirkland & Ellis is also making “out of footprint” hires, according to several recruiters, even if the firm declined to comment, and there is reason to suspect other top firms are doing so as well.

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