5 Tips To Ease The Pain Of Partner Departures

Law360, Dallas (November 15, 2013, 2:22 PM ET) -- Law firms that lose a star attorney in a lateral move have to walk a difficult tightrope to save face with clients and maintain firm morale while focusing on moving forward after the departure, but can use the experience as a catalyst to improve firm culture and avoid losing others, legal industry experts say.

Stay professional and positive, resisting the temptation to slam a partner whose defection might have been on bad terms, experts say. And keep the lines of communication open, ready to explain the...
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