2021 Could Be the Year of the Associate: Buyer Beware

Decipher tracked lateral associate moves in the first quarter of 2021 and each of the four years prior. The data shows a market-changing level of movement in specific regions and practice areas where young lawyer mobility is on the rise. Set aside the racy headlines about same-day offers and six-figure signing bonuses: Data provides actual […]

Red Flags on the Rise

In the second year dominated by COVID-19, one major pandemic trend holds true: Fewer lateral lawyers are changing firms, but those who are moving are riskier bets.   Indeed, before COVID-19, the “red flag rate” for candidates who received a full screening from Decipher was 34 percent. During the coronavirus crisis, that number jumped to […]

San Francisco could be a bright spot in gloomy year for law firm laterals

Citing data collected and analyzed by Decipher, Thomson Reuters’ Westlaw News recently reported projections for lateral partner movement in major U.S. markets over the first three quarters. In its coverage the publication quoted CEO and founder Michael Ellenhorn on what the research suggests about the health of the legal market. To read the full article, […]