4 Ways To Rise To The Top In BigLaw Without Making It Rain

Law360, New York (March 29, 2017, 3:04 PM EDT) -- Being a rainmaker is often thought of as the gold standard when it comes to "making it" in BigLaw, but experts say there are a number of ways lawyers can become highly valued partners without being stellar business generators.

In today's legal industry, clients are looking for lawyers and law firms that can deliver solid, cost-effective solutions to legal and business problems, which means that instead of being smooth-talking business generators, many lawyers can instead turn their attention to impeccably serving existing clients, according to Pressly Millen, a litigation partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP.

"The so-called rainmaker of...

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