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Factors That Influence Attorney Compensation

Attorney compensation varies significantly across the industry, depending on a number of different factors.  Chiefly, however, the overall attorney compensation scheme flows from the particular industry in which you practice.  Biglaw and in-house compensation schemes are quite different, for example, with Biglaw firms generally paying...

Lateral Recruitment for Law Firms

In the Biglaw industry, lateral recruitment is exceedingly common, if not somewhat expected, after a length of time.  Long gone are the days where an attorney would — in most circumstances — necessarily feel a need to stay at their initial firm and build a...

When Is It Time to Transition to a New Firm?

If you’ve been employed as an attorney in the legal industry for a reasonable length of time, chances are that you’ve watched colleagues come and go through the constantly revolving door of the hiring process (which includes, of course, the transition to a new firm). ...

5 Tips for Improving Your Law Firm Interviews

From law school, through to the early years of being an associate, to transitioning to a new position, attorneys in California (and across the country) have built a confused, conflicted mythos surrounding law firm interviews.  Candidates re-entering the recruitment process are just as likely to...

In-House Compensation Trends and Issues

In recent years — and particularly in the past year as Biglaw firms begin to ramp up compensation for associates — in-house attorneys have been exposed to significant pay pressure, which has pushed many to reconsider a firm career.   Traditionally, there has always been a substantial...