Big Law attorneys are more fearful of a COVID-19 infection than attorneys at small firms, as Big Law firms grapple with returning their attorneys to the office full time, the COVID-19 Delta variant and the profound popularity of remote work.

Ru Bhatt, a partner in the associate practice group at Major, Lindsey & Africa, said lagging vaccination numbers and rise of the new Delta variant have caused safety concerns to flare up again. Other recruiters have noticed the same.