Bloomberg Law
Feb. 11, 2020, 12:59 PM

K&L Gates Adds ‘Mini-MBA’ Offering for Associates

Bruce Kaufman
Bruce Kaufman

K&L Gates is taking a page out of some Wall Street firms’ playbooks and launching a “mini-MBA” program to build its associates’ business skills.

Talent War: While most Big Law firms pay their associates on a similar scale, competition has been heating up around the perks firms provide their junior lawyers. Executive-style business training has been a popular offering among high-profit Wall Street firms.

Repeat Cycle: Some firms launched associate training programs in 2011 after cost-conscious general counsel complained about the high price of first-year lawyers. Similar grumbling took place after a round of associate salary hikes in 2018. Roy ...

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