Longtime legal industry chronicler David Lat, who founded the website Above the Law in 2006, announced Monday that he would join the recruitment firm Lateral Link as a managing director. Meanwhile, he will serve at editor emeritus of Above the Law, which sees roughly 8 million page views a month.

He spoke with The American Lawyer about the website’s effect on the industry, his motivations for the move and his plans (and pay) as a recruiter. This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

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