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The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make As A Lateral

Law360, New York (October 29, 2015, 7:40 PM EDT) -- Joining a new firm can seem like the perfect marriage, but attorneys can sully that relationship or blow it up altogether by failing to do their due diligence before jumping aboard and making other key missteps.

Not making sure to understand a firm's culture before sealing the deal is just one potential pitfall. Missing opportunities to jell with colleagues, failing to have patience for hiccups in the transition, and failing to deliver on their promises are all surefire ways to torpedo what might otherwise be a perfect match between the new firm's platform and the lateral's book of business.

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