Firms More Selective As Lateral Hiring Declines

Law360, New York (May 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With signs that lateral hiring is slowing down, law firms are taking care to ensure the attorneys they do lure from other firms are the right fit and committed to helping grow the firm's business.

Litigators tend to be hot-ticket items during a down economy, but experts say they have not seen the expected uptick in firms drawing litigators away from their competitors in the last six months.

“Lateral hiring is slowing. Some firms are laying off attorneys, and there are fewer openings, partly because litigation...
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