Partners, groups are on the move

Murphy, H. Lee
October 2003
Crain's Chicago Business;10/20/2003, Vol. 26 Issue 42, pSR8
Law firms have been forced to adjust to a new era of mobility, as practice groups and individual lawyers shift to new employers. All the lateral movement creates integration issues for the lawyers and their new firms. The chance to earn more isn't the only reason lawyers move. "Sometimes their practice eventually outgrows the firm. They want access to bigger deals and more-important clients, but they're stuck with a law firm brand that won't support that," says Kay Hoppe, the president of legal search firm Credentia Inc. "At other times, a move comes about out of boredom."


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