Cue up the theme from Jaws: A terrifying report from insurance broker Ames & Gough reminds firms of the unexpected and the unknown dangers in the lateral waters.
In 2017, Ames & Gough released a survey of legal professional liability insurers in which nearly half of those polled – representing the majority of the Am Law 100 – reported an uptick in claims stemming from lateral hires. Alarmingly, half of these insurers traced malpractice claims to law firms not adequately resolving a conflict of interest.
Citing data collected and analyzed by Decipher, Thomson Reuters’ Westlaw News recently reported projections for lateral partner movement in major U.S. markets over the first
By: Michael Ellenhorn Attracting and hiring top talent remains one of the biggest concerns of CEOs in 2020, according to the Conference Board. Hiring is
Lateral hiring can be a gamble, and hiring from government even more so. Several years ago, a senior DOJ lawyer moved back in to private
By: Michael Ellenhorn We are living in challenging times, both personally and in our business lives. With the onset of COVID-19, businesses have done their
Promise and Peril The American Lawyer | February 2020 Michael Ellenhorn was quoted in an article, ‘Promise and Peril’ in The Laterals Report by The American
Law360 | February 7, 2020 With the list of BigLaw heavyweights that have been sued by their own attorneys growing precipitously in recent years, firms
December 17, 2019 | American Lawyer Michael Ellenhorn was quoted by American Lawyer in a December 17, 2019 article about Buckley’s insurance plan to cover partner
May 2019 Though you know how important it is to hire the top talent in the legal field, the ultra-competitive job market makes it challenging.
For the third consecutive year, Decipher, a competitive intelligence firm used by law firms globally to reduce their lateral hiring risk is on LegalWeek’s short list