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The Shift: The Talent War Is Forcing Firms to Reconsider Career Paths

When the top-grossing law firm in the world does something, the rest of the industry tends to take notice. So it’s safe to assume that Kirkland & Ellis’ recent announcement that it plans to shorten the track for an attorney to become equity partner will have a ripple effect.