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 ...

Responding to COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused unparalleled challenges and disruption to businesses and organizations worldwide. As the World Health Organization reports, there are still many unknowns about the virus, including its timeline and its ...

The American Lawyer’s Laterals Report Quotes Michael Ellenhorn

Promise and Peril The American Lawyer | February 2020 Michael Ellenhorn was quoted in an article, ‘Promise and Peril’ in The Laterals Report by The American Lawyer about guaranteed packages that law firms are offering lateral hires and ...

6 Risk Factors That Leave BigLaw Open To Suits From Within

Law360 | February 7, 2020 With the list of BigLaw heavyweights that have been sued by their own attorneys growing precipitously in recent years, firms that want to avoid being caught up in similar legal battles should be ready to ...

Michael Ellenhorn Quoted by American Lawyer About Partner Exits

December 17, 2019 | American Lawyer Michael Ellenhorn was quoted by American Lawyer in a December 17, 2019 article about Buckley’s insurance plan to cover partner exits from the law firm. Reporter Dan Packel wrote that in a legal ...

How To Hire Lateral Partners More Effectively

November 19, 2019 | Law360 In a November 19 article published by Law360, Michael Ellenhorn writes that the practice of hiring lateral partners has become vital to the growth of many leading law firms. In Altman Weil Inc.’s 2019 ...

6 Strategies for Attracting Top Talent in a Tough Market

May 2019 Though you know how important it is to hire the top talent in the legal field, the ultra-competitive job market makes it challenging. Unemployment is at 3.7 percent — the lowest rate in 50 years. While this is good news for ...

These Law Firms Keep Their Partnership Ranks Lean

Law360 May 13, 2019 Law360’s latest head count survey of the largest law firms in the U.S. reveals 19 firms that keep their partnership ranks exclusive, a tactical decision made with an eye toward boosting a firm’s competitive ...

LegalWeek Adds Decipher to its Shortlist for its Innovation Awards 2019

For the third consecutive year, Decipher, a competitive intelligence firm used by law firms globally to reduce their lateral hiring risk is on LegalWeek’s short list for its Innovation Awards. This year the firm is being recognized as ...

Why Do Laterals So Often Fail? Poor Due Diligence, Researchers Say

It’s costly to hire laterals, and yet nearly half leave after five years. Researchers from ALM Intelligence and consultancy Decipher asked why the process was so flawed. By Dan Packel Over a four-year span between 2014 and 2017, ...