What's Really Driving The New Law Firm Office Return Delays

By Steven Lerner (December 23, 2021, 6:33 PM EST) -- Several BigLaw firms have recently changed their return-to-office plans because of the emergence of COVID-19's omicron variant, but experts say that there might also be other issues in play.

Kent Zimmermann, a consultant at The Zeughauser Group, which advises law firms, told Law360 Pulse on Tuesday that the increasing competition for talent may have factored into some recently announced delays.

"That spike in demand is outstripping the supply of talent in many firms for lawyers to do the work," Zimmermann said. "In many firms, they have a challenge of having too much work and not enough lawyers to do all of...

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