Tips

  • The Big Data Revolution

    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. …

  • 10 Tips From a 10-Year-Old Legal Recruiting Firm

    Ten years ago, I had the idea to start a legal recruiting firm. We quickly grew from a four-person shop to an international firm with over fifty employees. Now we are proud to announce we are celebrating our tenth anniversary this month, and in honor of this anniversary, we’ve decided…

  • 4 Things To Consider Before You Take The Lateral Plunge

    Doubt and apprehension are integral parts of a lateral move; transitioning your practice to a new platform, especially after years of integration at your current firm, can seem daunting. When news broke a few days ago of a Vinson & Elkins partner’s last-minute about-face, some expressed astonishment, bemusement, and a…

  • The Tipping Point Of A Lateral Offer: Interview Preparation

    You’ve spent hours researching firms, submitted scores of résumés, and now you have an interview. So what’s next? If you’re considering winging it for the interview, we have one word of advice. Don’t.  Candidates who prepare for interviews are much more likely to get an offer – one study suggests…

  • Don’t Wait To Get Your Bonus For a Lateral Change

    It’s the end of the year, you’re barely holding on, but a $20,000 bonus looms on the horizon. You should delay your lateral search and collect your bonus, right? Absolutely not; now is the best time to initiate a lateral search, especially if you are unhappy with your firm. That…

  • IP Litigation — Don’t Call It A Comeback

    As we noted last year, the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank is expected to have a significant impact on patent litigation. The case was expected to curb suits brought forth by NPEs — non-practicing entities — also endearingly referred to as patent trolls. The judgment, however,…

  • Is Your Firm Monitoring Employees?

    With the proliferation of digital communication on LinkedIn, Facebook, text messages, emails, smartphones, laptops and more, attorneys have never been so accessible. For recruiters, easy access facilitates quicker communication. For law firms, all these nodes are potential data leaks. Thirty years ago, confidential files were physical, and you would have…

  • Major Changes Coming To Law Firm Policy?

    In the past, there was no quicker way to become persona non grata in Biglaw than to leave for an in-house position. The rationale behind this excommunication has some merit. Attorneys move in-house for many reasons. These reasons often include: Reduced/Steady Hours. The long and chaotic hours of Biglaw are…