Reed Smith Lays Out New Path For Associates

Law360, New York (October 27, 2009, 6:55 PM EDT) -- Breaking away from the pack, Reed Smith LLP has rolled out a new model that seeks to group lawyers by competency level rather than relying on the tenure-based approach of yore.

On Tuesday, the firm revealed the global launch of its CareeRS program, which has been under development for the past 18 months and intends to counteract attrition by focusing on lawyer development, according to Nicola Dingemans, Reed Smith’s global chief people officer.

"We began the development of this program well ahead of the Lehman Brothers...
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