Satellite Office Anxiety Pushes Attys Into Other Firms' Arms

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT) -- Despite efforts among many BigLaw managers to foster a "one firm" culture, the mass partner defection from Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP's Dallas office this week underscores the challenge of satellite offices, where shrinking workloads and communication failures can send attorneys working far from the firm power center right out the door.

Attorneys in far-flung branches may rely on questionable thirdhand knowledge of how partners in other offices are treated to evaluate their own standings. And they sometimes feel they lack the personal connections with other...
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