As Silicon Valley technology companies face increasing government scrutiny, experienced white-collar practitioners are becoming hot commodities among the law firms seeking to represent tech-focused clients.
Creating an Environment Attractive to Diverse Lawyers Where They Can Rise to the Leadership Level
A roundtable discussion with four prominent leaders in law and recruiting who weigh in what firms are doing — and can do — to create environments that are attractive to diverse lawyers and enable them to rise to the leadership level.
Sharon Meit Abrahams
Future attorneys are seeking the right place to launch their careers; therefore, by promoting your firm’s unique culture, you can more effectively attract and retain the best talent for your firm.
Philip M. Berkowitz
While laws such as the FCPA do not necessarily prohibit hiring individuals with criminal records or bad credit records or who are former government officials, they do require employers to identify these individuals and assess whether their hire would pose a threat, violate the laws outright or impose an administratively difficult burden due to the need to monitor their activities.
After Years of Complacency About Their Business Model and the Pipeline for Talent, There’s a Reason Law Firms Are So Worried About Managing the Millennial Generation
For law firms wringing their hands about how to manage the millennial generation — or asking why they should adapt to this crop of young lawyers in the first place — here's the bad news: If you're still clinging to traditional models for training associates and running the partnership, you've already fallen behind. The millennials are here, they're climbing the ranks, and they've already begun to transform the industry.
Hugh A. Simons and Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio
If you are a partner considering a lateral move, then you are probably focused on the boost a new firm could offer your practice, and on cultural fit. However, the authors' review of the 2,353 partners who moved between Am Law 100 firms in 2010 through 2012 suggests that some more prosaic factors matter too.
Law Firm Marketing Teams Need to Adapt!
For the most part, law firms continue to structure themselves in a traditional operating and employment models with a dedicated workforce of talent arranged in an organizational hierarchy. In today's Gig Economy, however, this will unlikely hold. Here's why.
John J. Buchanan
One aspect of law firms that is becoming increasingly of interest to clients — and an area that might offer opportunities for differentiation — is law firm commitment to increasing and sustaining diversity.
Randy Evans and Shari L. Klevens
By handling all involuntary terminations with professionalism and formality, law firms can limit the potential for conflict and give proper attention to the potential ethical and legal issues. Here are three tips for handling the transition of attorneys and staff from the firm.
How to Successfully Hire Lateral Partners>
Every firm the author meets with has a long list of must-haves when it comes to potential lateral hiring, yet very few have defined their value proposition or can live up to an equally long list of offerings for a lateral partner to considerthem. Here are his suggestions for successfully hiring laterals.