Litigation Practices ‘Desperate’ for Talent as New Cases Compound a Backlog of Work
Corporate associates aren’t the only lawyers in high demand right now. Litigation practices are finding themselves in a candidate’s market for recruitment, driven by the new volume of cases compounding a backlog that has only recently begun to be relieved by courts reopening in the second quarter of 2021.
“Think about the perfect storm that is happening right now,” Dan Rhynhart, Blank Rome’s litigation department chairman, said. “You have the courts getting comfortable with remote trials, at least bench trials, and they’re starting to schedule jury trials again. They’re trying to move their dockets along. And then you’ve got a new administration in government so you’ve got enforcement coming back.”
Rhynhart added, “Now that the litigation is going gangbusters, there’s a real need for associates.”
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“Litigation Practices ‘Desperate’ for Talent as New Cases Compound a Backlog of Work,” by Justin Henry was published in The American Lawyer on July 26, 2021.