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

Citing data collected and analyzed by Decipher, Thomas 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...