Lateral Moves Drop For 1st Time This Year

Law360, New York (May 3, 2010, 4:29 PM EDT) -- For the first time this year, lateral movement in the legal industry dropped month-over-month, despite Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP scoring nine laterals from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP and Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC losing nine partners to four different firms.

In April, a total of 158 partners, shareholders, of counsel, special counsel and managing partners moved to new firms, representing a 22 percent decline from the lateral moves seen in March, according to data Law360 compiled from law firm news releases....
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