Pitfalls To Consider In Two-Tiered Associate Tracks

Law360, New York (July 21, 2010, 6:43 PM EDT) -- As corporate firms look to meet client demands by introducing two-tiered associate tracks, they should be wary of at least four potential pitfalls, legal experts say.

The tiered approach has garnered an interest from firms that have problems with contract attorneys but must respond to cost pressures of clients not willing to pony up top dollar for the work associates do.

Some firms have already put a system in place, including Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, which has set up a three-tiered system that filters associates...
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