Making their move: Slumping economy may heighten national trend of lawyers leaving for new opportunities

January 16, 2009
Pittsburgh Business Times

As firms cope with the weakened economy, the national trend of lawyers jumping ship could accelerate. Midsize offices here expect to benefit by adding seasoned professionals with established books of business.

“We’re absolutely talking to more lawyers (than in the past) and the talks are in different stages,” said William Lestitian, managing partner of Rothman Gordon PC. “There will be many talented lawyers looking to make moves.”

These are likely to begin in the first quarter, once partnerships distribute 2008 revenue.

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