What Associates Should Consider Before Switching Practices

Law360 (April 9, 2021, 5:29 PM EDT) -- The market for lateral associates is hot right now. Many firms are looking for candidates with the exact same profile: midlevel associates coming from strong firms with top-notch academics.

But the question is: How many of these associates really exist? For example, capital markets associates are in especially high demand at the moment due to a significant uptick in work, but the current candidate pool reflects headcount based on previous workflow.

Given that demand is so much greater than the supply right now in many areas, firms will be forced to look at candidates who do not fit squarely within the...

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