When assessing a prospective lateral partner candidate, those in charge of hiring at a law firm tend to consider a few common factors—ongoing work and client relationships and whether the candidate’s personality and approach will fit within the firm’s culture. But these days, in light of the MeToo movement that has called attention to workplace sexual harassment and misconduct, there are a few more questions that hiring partners might want answered before inviting a lateral on board, according to industry experts.
The lateral hiring landscape, as it traditionally operates, doesn’t always allow for the kind of vetting that might uncover a potential problem.
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