Cover Story: The 2014 Lateral Report

The latest edition of our annual look at which firms gained the most partners, which firms lost the most, and what all the movement means for the high-end legal industry.

The American Lawyer

Previous Lateral Report coverage :: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

THE FEATURES

OF PARTNERS AND PEACOCKS
By William Henderson and Christopher Zorn
To understand why the lateral market has gone so wrong, look to the animal kingdom.

BOOM TOWN
By Ross Todd
How Latham & Watkins' lateral strategy cracked Houston's insular legal market.

ALL-STAR LATERALS
By Hillary Flynn, Tom Brennan, Chris Johnson and Jan Wolfe
The most high-profile partner moves in 2013.

 

THE CHART

LATERAL MOVES BY THE NUMBERS
Every year our Laterals Survey tracks arrivals and departures at Am Law 200 firms. We then rank firms by number and percentage of arrivals and departures. See our interactive chart for details.

 

 

OUR METHODOLOGY
The Lateral Report covers partner moves in and out of Am Law 200 firms between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013. We tracked 2,522 moves during this period. We contact firms to confirm the moves we've collected, but some choose not to cooperate. We count firm-to-firm moves if a lawyer was a partner in the former firm and is a partner at the new firm. We also count moves if a partner left for a position in business, government, or education, or joined a firm as a partner from one of those fields. Lateral moves are counted when one firm acquires another, but not when two firms merge and combine names.