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Update on Law Firm Hiring Freeze

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:01 pm

As the title says, does anyone have any updates on law firm hiring freezes? If you did hear about a hiring freeze, do you know when or if it will end?

Also, any information on whether individuals who completed multi interviews will be contacted at a later date or law firms will probably move on?

Please feel free to discuss anything about firm hiring process during this pandemic that you are aware of.

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Re: Update on Law Firm Hiring Freeze

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:09 am

Lewis Brisbois has a hiring freeze in play.

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Re: Update on Law Firm Hiring Freeze

Post by nealric » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:48 am

This is the sort of thing that is rarely formally announced. Nobody knows when hiring freezes will end, to the extent they exist.

Right now, I doubt any significant hiring is happening due to the impossibility of in-person interviews.

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Re: Update on Law Firm Hiring Freeze

Post by thriller1122 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:10 am

Ballard Spahr has frozen hiring for the time being.

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Re: Update on Law Firm Hiring Freeze

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:27 pm

A partner at my firm (V50) said they imposed a hiring freeze and will aim to use slow associates, not laterals, to fill any groups' needs in the near term.

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Re: Update on Law Firm Hiring Freeze

Post by 2013 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:35 pm

I think official hiring is on hold at most firms aside from bankruptcy. However, I know people who have been interviewing during the pandemic, so lateral hiring is still a thing right now.

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Re: Update on Law Firm Hiring Freeze

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Anonymous User wrote:A partner at my firm (V50) said they imposed a hiring freeze and will aim to use slow associates, not laterals, to fill any groups' needs in the near term.
Can you share which firm?

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Re: Update on Law Firm Hiring Freeze

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:58 pm

I just got an offer at a small/midsize IP boutique (and interviewed at a couple others) so that's an area where at least some firms are still hiring. Haven't had much luck at general practice firms for IP work though.

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Re: Update on Law Firm Hiring Freeze

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I just got an offer at a small/midsize IP boutique (and interviewed at a couple others) so that's an area where at least some firms are still hiring. Haven't had much luck at general practice firms for IP work though.

Congrats! Would it be possible to share which region this IP boutique is in? I, too, am looking for some IP work.

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Re: Update on Law Firm Hiring Freeze

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:32 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I just got an offer at a small/midsize IP boutique (and interviewed at a couple others) so that's an area where at least some firms are still hiring. Haven't had much luck at general practice firms for IP work though.

Congrats! Would it be possible to share which region this IP boutique is in? I, too, am looking for some IP work.
Thanks! It is in the mid-atlantic region.

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