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, ...

Decipher and ALM Intelligence Release Report on Lateral Hiring

Risky Business: Rethinking Lateral Partner Hiring St. Louis, MO – February 26, 2019 – In partnership with ALM Legal Intelligence, Decipher has released “Risky Business: Rethinking Lateral Partner Hiring,” an inaugural report analyzing ...

In the MeToo Era, Lateral Candidates Are Going Under the Microscope

When assessing a prospective lateral partner candidate, those in charge of hiring at a law firm tend to consider a few common factors—ongoing work and client relationships and whether the candidate’s personality and approach will fit ...

It’s Time to Overhaul the Lateral Hiring Process

By Nicholas Bruch, Michael A. Ellenhorn and Howard Rosenberg In a recent survey conducted by ALM Intelligence and competitive intelligence firm Decipher, 85 percent of Am Law 200 firms reported that hiring laterals was one of their two ...

Decipher Announces Formation of Advisory Board

St. Louis, MO – January 24, 2019 – Decipher, an independent competitive intelligence (CI) provider to global law firms committed to reducing lateral hire risk, announced the formation of its advisory board which includes leaders from ...

7 Questions To Add To Your Lateral Partner Questionnaire

By Howard Rosenberg A centuries-old Chinese idiom warns us against “inviting the wolf into the house,” lest they slay the sheep they swore to protect. This happens more often than anyone would care to admit in the modern law firm. The ...

Decipher Shortlisted

We’re super excited to announce that Decipher has been shortlisted in the “Supplier of the Year (Technology)” category in the LegalWeek British Legal Awards 2018. You can view the full list here .

5 Ways Law Firms Can Avoid Lateral Hiring Regret​

By Aebra Coe, Law360 Despite valuing lateral hiring as an integral element of their strategy, many law firms are failing to properly screen potential hires and, as a result, are often disappointed when promises made during the ...

Recent Survey Shows Firms Aren’t Doing Right Due Diligence on Laterals

Decipher’s inaugural Global Lateral Hire Risk Mitigation Study examines how Am Law 200 firms identify, evaluate and address the risks associated with lateral partner hires. Hugh A. Simons Michael Ellenhorn, Decipher Many law firm ...

Legal Week Innovation Awards Supplier Innovation Award (Services): Decipher

LegalWeek ​ Recruitment due diligence provider Decipher was awarded the supplier innovation for services title in recognition of its lateral hire investigations offering, which provides comprehensive background vetting of lawyers ...