Associate Market

  • The State Of Biglaw: 3 Thoughts From David Lat

    Greetings, it's David Lat here. As many of you know, and as I mentioned here last week, I recently engaged in a weeks-long battle with the novel coronavirus. I was hospitalized for 17 days, including about a week in critical condition in the ICU, when I was hooked up to…

  • Job of the Week: Complex Litigation Opportunity in D.C.

    An elite mid-sized firm in D.C. is looking for two associates for its Complex Litigation practice: One Junior Associate (Class of ‘17 to ‘18) and; One Mid-Level Associate (Class of ‘14 to ’16). The ideal candidate will have stellar academics and be familiar with bankruptcy and/or creditors’ rights.  Why should…

  • Is It Time For You To Move (Cities)?

    Those who watched enviously as their friends and coworkers jetted off to escape last winter’s onslaught of sleet, snow, or storms, can attest that wanderlust should qualify as a basic tenant of the human condition. The desire to move is not novel, but it is becoming more feasible and commonplace…

  • How Austin’s Tech Boom is Propelling The City Up The Rankings

    Austin is known for many things: it’s “weirdness”(though some would argue it’s not nearly as weird as it used to be), internationally attended festivals (SXSW, Austin City Limits), the University of Texas, live music and the technology industry. Oh, and El Arroyo’s restaurant signs (and food). They are legendary around…

  • August Market Update

    The lateral market dipped slightly as it heads into its comparative down cycle for the remainder of the year. Demand for lateral attorneys is still high, however with just three months until bonus season, some Biglaw attorneys are holding on to see how the new compensation model impacts bonus structure.…

  • July Market Update

    The lateral market paralleled the scorching temperatures across the United States in July as partner and associate movement remained robust. Demand for lateral attorneys remains high across the Am Law 200. Overall, Holland & Knight led the partner market by poaching 11 partners and one counsel from Reed Smith to…

  • The Big Data Revolution

    New developments in data collection and software architecture have revolutionized a myriad of industries by allowing them to perform data analysis on large data sets. Of course, law is infamous for eschewing quantitative metrics that have been long entrenched in most industries. This conservative approach has discouraged third parties from…