Category Archives: For Employers

Lateral Partner Movement from the Client’s Point of View

Clients are not always pleased when their outside lawyer moves to another law firm because it requires a change in the attorney-client relationship. Either the client must follow the attorney to the new law firm, leave the work with the previous firm and find a new relationship partner, or find a new lawyer and law…
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Are Those Clients Really Portable?

In most cases, the success of a lateral partner hire is greatly determined by the successful transition of his or her clients. A few years ago, the managing partner of a large law firm announced to a roomful of search firm consultants at a NALSC (National Association of Legal Search Consultants) conference that “We have…
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How to Identify, Hire, and Develop Star Rainmakers

The skills that make a great rainmaker are not necessarily the same skills that make a great law firm associate. In the first few years, associates are valued for traits similar to those that brought success in law school—the ability to learn quickly and produce massive quantities of quality work. Suddenly, a few years later…
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The Top 7 Reasons to Hire Your First In-house Attorney

When and why should an emerging company bring an attorney in-house?   Employment and HR issues—hiring, firing, and compensating executives, employees, and independent contractors; creating an up-to-date employee handbook; and providing mandated trainings Compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations impacting your business Financing and other growth/exit strategies Contracts and agreements—including real estate…
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