Will BigLaw Regret Its Hiring Spree As The Economy Softens?

By Aebra Coe (June 20, 2022, 9:02 PM EDT) -- The 200 largest law firms in the U.S. boosted their headcount by an average of 5.6% in 2021 — the steepest increase in five years, according to the Law360 400.

After a slowdown in hiring in 2020, law firms more than made up the pace last year, with a hiring frenzy in 2021 leading to an average increase in headcount of more than 3% among the 400 largest law firms in the U.S. and a 5.6% increase among the 200 largest, Law360 found.

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