HIRED, FIRED - Law firms know that onboarding first-year associates is an expensive process that takes years to see a return on investment. Making matters worse is when those new hires flunk the bar. In our third installment of The Big Fail, Law.com reports on how record-low bar pass rates are affecting the hiring—and firing—of law grads, and which firms and other employers are getting hit the worst by the high failure rate.

SILICON STRATEGY - Goodwin Procter has evolved into a major player in Silicon Valley. As Xiumei Dong reports, Goodwin was the only East-Coast-born law firm to land in the top five for startup client market share in 2018. The firm now has 213 lawyers across its San Francisco, Palo Alto and Los Angeles offices. And a new Santa Monica office is set to officially open this summer with about 15 technology and private equity lawyers expected to join on Day One.

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