Big law firms continue to add attorneys to meet clients' needs, which increasingly are fanning out domestically and abroad, according to The National Law Journal's annual survey of the nation's largest law firms. However, that expansion apparently was tempered by the economic slump that has included bank failures, rollercoaster oil prices, an erratic stock market and a $700 billion government bailout. Law firms added 4.3 percent more attorneys this year, compared with 5.6 percent growth in 2007.
Growth Recedes at 'NLJ 250' Firms Amid Bad Economy
The National Law Journal
November 10, 2008