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.
Legal Week Innovation Awards Supplier Innovation Award (Services): Decipher
LegalWeek Recruitment due diligence provider Decipher was awarded the supplier innovation for services title in recognition of its lateral hire investigations offering, which provides comprehensive background
Hiring Misfires Show Need for Tougher Law Firm Vetting
Scott Flaherty, The Am Law Daily In less than a year, Big Law has seen at least three lateral hires go seriously—even criminally—awry. There was
Decipher Wins 2017 LegalWeek Innovation Award
St. Louis, MO – May 30, 2017. Decipher (www.decipherglobal.com), an HR solutions and market intelligence business, won LegalWeek’s 2017 Innovation Award, besting four other firms