Firms Learn Complicated Dance of the Lateral Shuffle

So much for law firm loyalty. Lawyers who spend their entire careers at a single firm have become a rare breed, indeed. With lateral hiring continuing as the primary way for law firms to improve profitability, according to a survey released earlier this year by Major, Lindsey & Africa, lawyers are jumping from job to job faster than ever.

ALM covers lawyers’ lateral moves like no one else, and in this Instant Insights we present recent stories about how firms can integrate new lawyers successfully, what they stand to lose when their lawyers leave and why some lawyers are opting out of Big Law practice for midmarket firms and boutiques.