IBA Virtually There 2020 Webinar: Lateral hiring – making it work

25 November 2020 Zoom Webinar

The days of associates being promoted to partnership and remaining at that firm for their careers are, for many lawyers, an historical anachronism. Though the grass can be greener in other pastures, it is not always the case.

Given the increasing mobility of law-firm partners and the increasing acceptance by firms that lateral hires can be a key mechanism for growth, our panel will explore:

  • the motivations for partner movements;
  • lateral hire strategies and how sanguine one should be about what lateral-hire strategy success looks like;
  • why your green grass may not result in a happy healthy new partner. Or, more simply, factors that may cause lateral partners to fail; and
  • how you can ensure the transition to your firm can work for you, your partners and the lateral.


On 1 December 2022, KPMG and ZICO Law entered into an agreement under which a number of law firms and teams from the ZICO Law network have joined the KPMG network of firms.

The deal will see more than 275 lawyers join over 2,900 legal professionals in the KPMG global organization, creating a significant legal footprint across Asia. It will offer legal services and solutions, a globally connected legal services platform, and specialists who work with leading technology providers to modernize legal functions across organizations. The strategic combination increases the total number of legal professionals in the KPMG network to over 3,750 across 84 jurisdictions. You may read the press release here.

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