what we do.
Decipher Investigative Intelligence provides deep-dive pre-hire due diligence that helps law firms make better decisions, avoid financial losses and prevent reputational harm.
While 96 percent of law firms say lateral growth is part of their hiring strategy, the industry statistics are unnerving:
- 62 percent of laterals fail to bring their promised book of business
- 35 percent of laterals fail to fit in at their new firm
- 48 percent of laterals leave their new firm within five years
These risky investments can carry real cost; for an AmLaw 100 firm, each failed lateral can carry an expense of $1.5 million or more. Then there’s the risk of malpractice, unethical conduct, harassment liability and more.
Decipher is committed to intelligence-driven transparency in lateral hiring. Our suite of solutions combines quantitative data with human intelligence to accurately assess candidates’ business, skills, work style and character. Armed with this information, our clients grow safely and more effectively, with success rates far exceeding the industry average.