Bloomberg Law
June 2, 2021, 9:31 AM

Some Law Firms Change Hiring Habits in Hunt for Associate Talent

Meghan Tribe
Meghan Tribe

Some Big Law firms trying to hire associates in a hyper-competitive market are shedding traditional approaches as they seek candidates with atypical pedigrees beyond peer firms.

These firms are looking at less prestigious operations than they would have typically tapped in the past, picking up associates from Am Law 200 firms or more local outfits, said Michelle Fivel, a partner at Major Lindsey & Africa. Some Big Law firms that used to focus only inside the U.S. for hires are also looking abroad and bringing in associates from Australian or Canadian law firms, she said.

“The last time I saw ...

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