Goodwin Procter averaged one deal every eight hours during the past two years, a level of productivity that further fueled the firm’s 60% jump in head count since October 2019 and 28% growth in profits per equity partner in a remarkably strong 2021 fiscal year.

The demand also came with historic turnover: Goodwin has gained or lost more than 1,000 lateral associates since 2020, averaging about one lateral associate move per day, according to an American Lawyer analysis of three years of hiring data from Legal Compass.