As we move out of this latest recession, the law firm landscape has changed dramatically. In the past larger firms were considered a “safe haven” but our market research shows that is no longer the case. As a matter of fact, many Partners and their teams are moving to more mid-size and boutique firms in order to compete more effectively by offering flexible billing, while maintaining the highest standards in the quality of their legal work. Lateral Associates no longer seek out the largest firms for the best opportunities but, rather, seek to do meaningful work for clients instead of riding an extremely lengthy and political track to partnership. As we speak with firms about your candidacy, we will encourage them to think about your practice, and its integration with their businesses, for immediate and future success. The benefit to you will be tapping into a firm that wishes to outcompete everyone in your specialty for clients in the near future and in the long run.