Lateral Market Heats Up In 2010

Law360, New York (February 1, 2010, 5:53 PM EST) -- Lateral movement in the legal industry skyrocketed in January, with Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP and K&L Gates LLP scoring the most new partners, of counsel and special counsel.

Law360 data compiled from law firm news releases shows that 172 lawyers made lateral moves last month, which is a 153 percent increase from the 68 attorneys who jumped ship in December 2009.

Some law firms made significant gains in the first month of the year. Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman and K&L Gates both snagged...
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