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Reed Smith has become the latest firm to direct its attention to the evolving expectations of its younger attorneys, rolling out a new suite of initiatives for associates Wednesday that includes an app-based feedback process, opportunities to temporarily work in different offices around the globe and a “ramp up” program for lawyers returning from leave.

According to the firm’s global head of legal personnel, Casey Ryan, the overhaul wasn’t motivated by a specific focus on millennials, but rather “an acknowledgment that there are some creative and inventive ways to do things differently.”

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter at @packeld

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