Law360
Sarah Morris of legal recruiter Lateral Link LLC said there has even been a slight increase in hiring in these booming practice areas.

“There’s been a huge increase in need for real estate attorneys, both transactional and on the regulatory side,” Morris said. “There has definitely been a good number of land use and regulatory openings that I hadn’t seen in the past two or three years.”

Law360
Larger law firms generally have people with expertise in social media law, but most at the top of the BigLaw ranks have not invested in dedicated platforms in large part because the work — such as reviewing employment policies on social media use — doesn't often require large teams or bring in significant fees or billable hours, noted Sarah Morris of recruiting firm Lateral Link.
Law360
“When I first started recruiting 10 years ago, people told me, 'You've got to keep them on your radar because they do really interesting, high-profile cases and attorneys love working with them,'" said Amy Savage, a senior director at recruiter Lateral Link.
Law360
Michael Allen, managing principal at Lateral Link Group LLC, said that many partners should be more disciplined about their financial due diligence but cautioned against enquiries that go too far afield of a partner's individual capital stake in the partnership.

"A lot of partners should be doing more than they are, but those kinds of questions ... aren't going to be well- received," he said.

American Lawyer
"Firm leaders and decision makers are being more conservative on the commitments they are paying marquee laterals," says Los Angeles recruiter Michael Allen, managing principal of Lateral Link. "In the past, it may have been a three-year commitment with guaranteed salary. They were stuck when the partners didn't perform as anticipated. Now, at most it is 18 months or so."
American Lawyer
The American Lawyer acknowledges that Lateral Link's innovative business model is making waves in the legal recruiting world and has spawned competition.
Crain's
Small businesses that go the no-office route need plenty of technological savvy. Lateral Link uses a Web-based platform to guide job candidates from around the country through the job-search process. And its own employees—26 in all—roam around the country without missing a beat, says Mr. Allen. A cutting-edge phone system routes calls through the Internet so that callers ring multiple phones at the same time, for instance.
Daily Journal
"It's such a competitive market right now because the talent level is nothing like anyone has seen," Noh Cannon said. "Firms can be very picky right now and they're being very deliberate in their hiring process as they should be."
Daily Journal
Lateral Link, is a Web-based business staffed by former practicing attorneys who've sworn off the recruiter's traditional staple, cold-calling candidates.
Daily Journal
The Daily Journal promotes Lateral Link's advice for young lawyers looking to secure employment, including being flexible, being realistic and capitalizing on networking opportunities.
Inc.com
Inc. Technology has recognized Lateral Link's innovative marketing strategy using social networks to build stronger introductions.
Law.com
Counsel wishing to advance should consider several steps, including learning the business and taking risks.
National Law Journal
The National Law Journal discusses with Lateral Link's Maricar Tinio the impact the tough economy is having on job options for lawyers.
National Law Journal
The National Law Journal discusses interesting trends in how associates are perceiving their job security revealed in Lateral Link's associate experience surveys.
The Washington Times
The Washington Times discusses associate and law student concerns related to the recent financial crisis, revealed in Lateral Link's associate experience surveys.
Bloomberg
Bloomberg discusses Lateral Link's survey results in light of the Lehman Brothers collapse.
Business Week
Business Week magazine highlights Lateral Link survey findings relating to associate responses to recent market events.
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