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  • Spring Thaw In The D.C. Lateral Hiring Market?

    With the heavens unleashing yet another torrential snowstorm along the I-95 corridor (on the first day of Spring, no less), residents of the Washington metro area may be starting to feel like they are stuck in the movie Groundhog Day. Also feeling like they are stuck? Some attorneys in the…

  • State Of The Chicago Legal Market

    As Chicago prepares for yet another sub-20-degree weekend, the lateral market could not be more different. As we predicted last August, Chicago did indeed reach a five-year high in terms of lateral activity last year, with 509 lateral attorneys repositioning in 2014.More recently, this past January witnessed 31 lateral moves,…

  • Texas Market Update

    Is the lateral market in Texas really hotter than a $2 pistol at an all night shoot out?It’s never a bad idea to have your finger on the pulse of the lateral market. Below is a look back at the Texas market for Q1 of 2015 and an overview of…

  • Much Ado About Dacheng Dentons

    A lot of people have been asking us to weigh in on the Dentons merger. The newest iteration of Dentons is 160% larger and boasts an international coverage map that would put T-Mobile to shame. With its latest far-east tie-up, Dentons shot to the top of the Am Law 200…

  • 7 Practice Trends To Watch For In 2015 In California

    Home to 15 major sports teams, 55 electoral votes, and the only governor to be elected during two different epochs, the large swath of land known as California is difficult to reconcile as one legal entity because of its expansive and decentralized power base that spreads 500 miles from San…

  • Lateral Link's New York Bonus

    Bonus Alert! Simpson announced... then at last Cravath.... but bonus season is not over yet...Lateral Link's New York team pays a $10,000 placement bonus, awarded to successfully placed mid- and senior-level candidates moving within the New York market from one AmLaw 200 firm to another AmLaw 200 firm. Lateral Link has already…

  • Which Biglaw Practices Did Well In The Third Quarter?

    As the legal market rebounds, we are seeing an increasing demand for lateral attorneys in most practice areas. Four practices in particular stand out: real estate, corporate M&A, IP litigation, and private equity. These practices are one of the few that have increased their headcount over the least year and/or…