Lateral Moves

  • The New Frontier for Law Firm Profitability: Ad Hoc Counsel

    Until recently, temporary attorneys conjured images of lawyers sequestered together in the dingiest of dimly lit basements, perceived by some as the poor souls who couldn’t hack it in Biglaw. Those days have undoubtedly passed, and in recent years a new talent pool of elite lawyers has emerged – what…

  • Are We In An Off-Season For Lateral Moves?

    As the sun reemerges after the haze of June, the mercury creeps up, people retreat into air-conditioned offices and shaded patios, and everything seems to slow down in the summer heat, the lateral market included. Or at least, this has been the perception of the lateral market, but legal recruiters…

  • Project Attorneys: The New Associates?

    One of the biggest constraints to effective firm hiring is predicting associate utilization across practices given market trends and cycles even further exacerbated by unpredictable associate churn. When associates play lateral chairs, firms need to adapt quickly given their current pipeline of work and associate hours required to service it.…

  • Lateral Link Has Two New Principals

    Lateral Link is happy to announce that Nick Goseland and Gloria Cannon are now Principals at Lateral Link. The two were promoted for their unremitting commitment to excellence, their ethical approach to recruiting, and their overall vision and contributions to the company. Gloria has been with Lateral Link for over six…

  • Introducing Matt Ritter

    Lateral Link is proud to introduce its newest recruiter Matt Ritter. Matt joins us as a University of Pennsylvania Law graduate and former attorney at Quinn Emanuel, Kirkland and Ellis and Mayer Brown. Matt left the insular world of law in 2009 to pursue his dream of working in the…

  • 4 Mistakes Attorneys Make In A Job Search

    Scouting firms for a prospective lateral move is somewhat akin to walking through a minefield with a blindfold; there are many hazards and traps that have been tripped by other attorneys, but without a point of comparison, it can be difficult to navigate the market without sending signals to your…