Bloomberg Law
July 16, 2021, 3:41 PMUpdated: July 16, 2021, 10:00 PM

Morgan Stanley Top Lawyer Demands Law Firms Return to Office (2)

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

One of Wall Street’s top paid lawyers is telling his outside law firms to put an end to remote work and force their attorneys back to the office.

Eric Grossman, chief legal officer at Morgan Stanley, sent a memo Thursday to law firms and legal service providers encouraging them to improve client service by having lawyers and employees return to the office, according to a company official. Grossman’s memo suggested that those continuing to operate remotely risk their relationship with the financial services giant.

Grossman declined to comment on his missive, which comes as Big Law grapples with updating remote ...

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