BigLaw Lateral Partner Moves Fell By 7% In 2016

By Aebra Coe (March 14, 2017, 11:12 AM EDT) -- Lateral partner movement between large U.S. law firms fell by 7 percent in 2016 compared to the year before, data collected by Law360 shows, a drop-off experts say was likely the result of uncertainty surrounding the U.S. presidential election.

New York was one of the most active regions of lateral law firm partner hiring among large U.S. law firms in 2016. (AP) There were at least 2,082 lateral partner moves nationwide last year, down by nearly 200 from 2,245 the year before, according to data Law360 collected from the hiring announcements of the 200 largest U.S.-based law firms. But experts say...

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