Editor’s note: This story is part of a series on how the highly competitive talent market in the legal industry is reshaping hiring norms in the legal profession. Check out earlier stories parts one, two and three.

As the associate attrition rate kicks up this year, young lawyers are getting many more opportunities at prestigious firms. But some of them are also quickly returning to their old firms, and firms are seeing more hiring misfires, recruiters said.

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