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The Disruption: Big Law’s Partner Problem

 While large law firms learned their lesson from the Great Recession when it came to the perils of laying off too many associates—only to be left with no one to do the work when demand returned—they are potentially facing a related problem post-pandemic when it comes to partner promotions.