5 Ways BigLaw Can Help Young Lawyers Bring In Business

Law360, New York (March 30, 2016, 3:52 PM EDT) -- In a fiercely competitive marketplace, firms are facing increasing pressure to ramp up business development, and attorneys are likewise expected to contribute to a firm's bottom line earlier in their careers.

However, business development is not yet a core focus at most law schools, and it's not always obvious to law students that a big part of what lawyers do is sales, experts say.

"When you're a young lawyer, you're smart obviously," said Linda Myers, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. "Critical thinking is a skill that you have, you can figure out problems, but you haven't learned that you've...

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