Work-Hoarding Propels Firms Toward Disaster: Experts

Law360, New York (November 11, 2009, 2:41 PM EST) -- Rattled by an unprecedented wave of layoffs in the legal industry and a slowdown in business, more lawyers may be tempted to keep work for themselves instead of passing it off to other attorneys.

But work-hoarding can pose a bigger problem for law firms during difficult economic times, and it not only runs the risk of driving clients out the door, but can damage law firms’ reputation and subject them to costly malpractice lawsuits, according to legal experts.

For attorneys who have seen their colleagues get...
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