Firms Use Recession To Snag Corporate Talent

Law360, New York (October 6, 2009, 1:56 PM EDT) -- While work and opportunity for corporate finance attorneys has yet to return to prerecession levels, a number of law firms are turning the economic downturn into a chance to snap up top corporate and mergers and acquisitions attorneys, according to legal industry consultants.

The market is improving for corporate finance lawyers, who were among the most adversely affected by the downturn, consultants said, and the biggest moves in the lateral market have been made by law firms using the recession to stock up on talented practitioners...
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