July Newsletter | 2018


The Rundown

July has been a busy month for the legal world as firms are rushing to match Milbank’s new $190,000 base salary for first year associates. Associates from non-matching firms are eager to lateral into the new lucrative scale, pressuring firms to match or find other ways to offset the compensation difference. This is the perfect time for associates to move as many firms will make associate bonuses whole with five months left until bonus season.

Our New Recruiters

Sheila Forjuoh

University of Texas alumna Sheila Forjuoh has joined Lateral Link as a Director in our Houston office. Previously a corporate attorney for Latham & Watkins and Vinson & Elkins, Sheila leverages her substantial experience and Biglaw contacts to get her clients where they need to go.

Kelly Rizzo

University of Houston Law Center alumna Kelly Rizzo has joined Lateral Link as a Director In our Houston office. Kelly was formerly a family law attorney for a prominent Texas boutique and uses her experience and insights to help Texas attorneys find and obtain their dream jobs.

Recommended Reads

Oh Canada! Lateral Moves To And From Our Northern Neighbor

Long for universal healthcare? Pine for a warm winter? Matt Rosenberg explains how to lateral to and from the great white north.

Smooth Sailings On The Lateral Partner Market

The partner market, the barometer for the legal market’s health shows no signs of slowing down.

Salary Inquiry Ban Law: What It Means For Prospective Lateral Partners At Law Firms

Ask yourself if any of these scenarios may apply to you.

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