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Too Small To Fail?

By Sindhu Sundar

It’s been almost 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed — kicking off a global recession and putting two Skadden partners on a path to building a firm that would weather the storm. Here's how upstarts and their larger rivals are positioning themselves for the next downturn.
414 Measuring The Recession’s Toll On The Legal Industry

By Amanda James and Annie Pancak

For starting attorneys, the financial crisis casts a long shadow, even though the worst is past. Here’s our breakdown of the data showing its impact and where the industry’s headed.

lehman-bros-market-turmoil.jpg Can BigLaw Avoid Another Associate Purge?

By Sindhu Sundar and Brandon Lowrey

The legal industry has shown some caution in rebuilding its pool of associates after the dramatic layoffs of thousands during the last recession. But have firms done enough to survive the next?

Conway-Ekpo3.jpg How A 'Lost Generation' Of Associates Bounced Back

By Erin Coe

Caught in a whirlwind of firm dissolutions and layoffs, thousands of associates were thrust into one of the worst job markets in history a decade ago. While some have rebounded, others are still feeling the lingering effects of the financial crisis on their careers.

columbia-library.JPG Law Schools Struggle To Find Themselves In Post-Recession Market

By Natalie Rodriguez

Classes on blockchain and artificial intelligence. Crash courses in business and financial markets. These are a few ways law schools are preparing students for a job market that is struggling in the wake of the recession.

414 Will Law Schools Start Counting ‘Generation ADA’?

By Brandon Lowrey

No one is tracking law students with disabilities to see where the education system may be failing them, but some advocates are working to change this dynamic and build a better pipeline.

414 Law360's Pro Say: Disabled Attys Fight For A Place In BigLaw

By Law360 Staff

The legal profession can be a lonely place for attorneys with disabilities. They are often overlooked in diversity discussions, and may feel pressure to downplay their disability out of fear of facing bias and stigma. On this week's Pro Say podcast, we dive into these challenges and highlight how disabled attorneys are fighting for their place in the law. 

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