Desert Fox wrote:Guchster wrote:Things seems back to pre-disaster times at CLS.
People that wanted big law that didn't get it seem to be bottom of the barrel, or made serious mistakes in bidding.
That isn't pre-disaster time placement. People on TLS in 2008 weren't bullshitting when they said t14 = biglaw.
But 2008 was an anomalous year, wasn't it? It seems strange for a firm of less than 2,000 attorneys to hire 300+ SAs in a single year, as Skadden did just prior to the collapse. It seems like the big firms were kind of out of control with their hiring for a few years at the height of the bubble--just like they may have over-reacted with their layoffs and class reductions the past couple of years.