Partners Of The Future Will Travel Off The Beaten Path

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 8:21 PM EST) -- For years, young attorneys could make partner if they logged enough hours, sharpened their legal skills and survived 12-hour days. Now, the path to partner is taking longer than in years past as a perfect storm of factors pushes associates off the typical BigLaw trajectory.

As more law firms begin to tap partners for 2012, many of the newly minted ranks will have resumes with stints working in-house or for prosecutors, reflecting the future face of partnership as expectations of associates change in a new economic...
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