Effective employment referencing: Don’t gamble with your most important hires

By: Michael Ellenhorn Attracting and hiring top talent remains one of the biggest concerns of CEOs in 2020, according to the Conference Board. Hiring is much different than it was 10 years ago, and with the onset of the current pandemic, different than it was even 10 weeks ago. Candidates tend to have a greater […]

What Firms Should Ask Before Hiring Attorneys From Gov’t

Lateral hiring can be a gamble, and hiring from government even more so. Several years ago, a senior DOJ lawyer moved back in to private practice after many years in government service. External due diligence revealed that despite a positive reputation and a previous stint as an AmLaw 25 partner, there was a serious question […]

Hiring outside executives–top five red flags to consider

By: Michael Ellenhorn We are living in challenging times, both personally and in our business lives. With the onset of COVID-19, businesses have done their best to adapt to today’s “new normal,” including social distancing, remote working and stay-at-home orders. Almost every facet of how we conduct business has changed, and that includes the hiring […]