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Adam S. Weiss, author of "The Lateral Lawyer: Opportunities and Pitfalls for the Law Firm Partner Switching Firms", is an authority on lateral recruitment. With over a decade of successful placements with major international, national, and regional firms, he is a go-to person for many top publications on matters concerning legal industry recruiting, particularly at the partner level.
The Lateral Lawyer: Opportunities and Pitfalls for the Law Firm Partner Switching Firms is the first book of its kind: a step-by-step guide to the lateral recruiting process for partner-level candidates who are actively seeking to join, or who may be considering opportunities to explore joining, other law firms..
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Seasoned legal recruiter shines a spotlight on partner-level lateral recruiting in this first-of-its-kind guide, The Lateral Lawyer.
In this eye-opening, actionable guide, The Lateral Lawyer: Opportunities and Pitfalls for the Law Firm Partner Switching Firms, seasoned partner-level legal recruiter Adam S. Weiss reveals the inside scoop on why the lateral recruiting process is so complicated, often to the detriment of lawyers and firms. He answers crucial questions you didn't even know you should be asking!
“. . .Some firms have extraordinarily stable partnerships and others—I won’t name names—seem to have revolving doors, at least at times. From thousands of interactions, something has become clear to me: most prospective lateral partners—and even some firm-side hiring committee members and staff—are unfamiliar with the way that the lateral recruiting process works on an industry-wide basis."
The Lateral Lawyer answers questions such as:
Why is it a mistake to play "hard to get"?
How does a recruiter help you maintain a superior negotiating poster?
What are the top 6 questions you will almost certainly be asked during interviews?
What should you ask during interviews?
Whether you are a law firm partner, a member of firm recruiting staff, a professional recruiter, or a young attorney thinking about the future of your career, The Lateral Lawyer furnishes essential guidance that you can put to use immediately.
The book offers concrete advice and uses real-life scenarios to demonstrate how to receive the best possible lateral offers by creating the perfect market that makes firms compete for your practice.
The Lateral Lawyer is published by, and available from, American Bar Association Book Publishing.
CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2014 — Every year, about 5 percent of the partners in law firms nationwide switch firms, typically moving for superior compensation, to avoid client conflicts or for greater autonomy and leadership opportunities in what is usually the most significant decision of their careers. In the book, lawyer and legal recruiter Adam S. Weiss draws upon his background in the law, management consulting and business development to offer prospective candidates a roadmap on how to switch firms.
The book includes a case study of a typical partner-level lateral move with illustrative samples of the due-diligence disclosure forms that virtually every firm requires prospective candidates to complete.
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New ABA book provides roadmap
for partners looking to make
a lateral move.