The golden years just got a bit shinier at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis. Last week, the partnership voted to abolish the firm’s mandatory retirement age policy, which was at 70.

“Our management group for a while has believed that such provisions are a vestige of times past, that they are not rationally grounded,” says Peter Kalis, the chairman and global managing partner of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart. “And that they are outside the mainstream of enlightened thinking about older lawyers and older workers generally.”

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