Market News

  • August Market Update

    The lateral market dipped slightly as it heads into its comparative down cycle for the remainder of the year. Demand for lateral attorneys is still …

  • July Market Update

    The lateral market paralleled the scorching temperatures across the United States in July as partner and associate movement remained robust. Demand for lateral attorneys remains high across the Am Law 200. Overall, Holland & Knight led the partner market by poaching 11 partners and one counsel from Reed Smith to…

  • Chicago Hiring Trends in 2017 and Looking Ahead to 2018

    Chicago is the nation’s third largest legal economy with a range of top international firms, prominent regional names, IP specialty firms, and mid-size firms supporting a diverse range of industry sectors, including finance, technology, healthcare, consumer products, insurance, and automotive. With consistent deal-flow and complex litigation matters, the Chicago lateral…

  • What’s Behind The New Am Law 100 Numbers?

    The new Am Law 100 rankings are finally in, and the race to analyze the results is underway. Those questioning whether Latham could defend its first-time title from 2015 were pleasantly surprised, as the firm fended off DLA Piper and Baker McKenzie, who were in close second and third, respectively. Most…

  • The Big Data Revolution

    New developments in data collection and software architecture have revolutionized a myriad of industries by allowing them to perform data analysis on large data sets. Of course, law is infamous for eschewing quantitative metrics that have been long entrenched in most industries. This conservative approach has discouraged third parties from…

  • Oh Canada! Lateral Moves To And From Our Northern Neighbors

    The notion of Canadian trained attorneys practicing in the U.S. is nothing new. Both the legal education and training attorneys receive in Canada is highly regarded and respected by American firms. In the current competitive market for scarce talent, many firms are opening even more doors to Canadian attorneys, recognizing…

  • How In-House Counsel Are Raising The Bar For Law Firm Diversity

    Law firms have increasingly prioritized what we can all agree is an important goal: meaningful improvement in the diversity of their ranks. Beyond the positive human and workplace impetus behind this push, firms are experiencing a growing trend of externalpressure to increase parity through all levels of hiring and promotion.…

  • Will PPP Be Dethroned?

    When it comes to partner moves, few metrics are tossed around more liberally than PPP, which seems to offer partners the ability to ballpark compensation. The idea is that this simple metric will help partners identify firms with the highest profitability for their practices. However, PPP is not all that…