rad lulz wrote:romothesavior wrote:wannabelawstudent wrote:What does latham mean? Also, why do most people flame out of big law after a couple of years?
Latham is a pretty highly rated Vault firm that laid off a ton of people, a lot of it via stealth layoffs. Their behavior was pretty egregious, and their brand is now pretty much synonymous with deferrals and layoffs. It's become a verb now in the legal hiring vernacular.
And some people don't like it, some people aren't cut out for it, some decide to lateral elsewhere for different opportunities, some people are terminated for any variety of reasons. Same with any job really. But turnover, especially at the truly big firms, is really, really high.
It's more that they laid off first years after they had only been at work for a couple months, thereby destroying careers and destroying hopes and dreams
Right, hence the "behavior was pretty egregious." A lot of firms did some shady shit, but they were pretty much the worst of the worst.