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NY Remains Top Market For Partner, Counsel Promotions
While remote work has leveled the playing field for many up-and-coming young attorneys based outside major hubs, New York remains a hotspot for BigLaw partner and counsel promotions, largely driven by a recent boom in corporate work. Paul Pearlman notes that a wave of newly minted New York partners is symptomatic of strong economic growth in the practice areas that are most prominent in the Big Apple, like finance, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions. In reality, most firms, particularly firms in New York, have thrived during the pandemic, and for a lot of firms, one of the main keys to their success is the strength of their New York office.Read more
When Law Firm and Client COVID-19 Policies Don't Match, What Happens to Meeting Up?
Many firms are requiring their personnel to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but they can't ask the same of clients. Meeting with unvaccinated clients is especially a concern for lawyers with young children. Reduced travel is likely to mitigate the need for a firm policy on travel to client sites. Mary K Young comments that in many parts of the country, it likely won’t be an issue. In most major cities, like New York, Chicago and San Francisco, law firms are requiring vaccinations and in those places, their clients probably will be doing the same. There are certain cities in the southern United States where they never really closed down and pretended the virus doesn’t exist. Those could be problematic. Young says the likely outcome is a continuation of low travel policies most firms now have in place.Read more
State of the Profession 2021: BigLaw proved to be most resilient to COVID-19
As COVID-19 started spreading across the U.S. in the spring of 2020, Kent Zimmermann says he and his colleagues at Zeughauser Group fielded a steady stream of calls from worried law firm leaders. Kent observes that firms at that time were facing a threat of unknown magnitudes; some feared they were facing an existential threat. But by late summer, firm leaders were much more positive in tone than those at the start of the public health crisis. Most managing partners and chairs, from small to large firms, were seeking advice about how to accelerate their growth and ensure long-term success.Read more