As attorneys face the mounting pressure of a seemingly endless barrage of work, law firm leaders are searching for ways to keep them at their best. For Douglas Clark, managing partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, part of that effort has included offering associates and staff additional paid time off to recharge. But it doesn’t stop there. Transparency, flexibility and an emphasis on balanced work allocation all play a part in how the firm is addressing the confluence of factors that make this an especially difficult time to be a lawyer.
In this interview, Clark discusses what the ongoing surge of work means for those handling it and for the future of the industry. He also explains Wilson Sonsini’s international strategy and why he has high hopes for London. The conversation has been lightly edited for clarity.
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