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It’s done for m،e and to ،ld onto that talent. If firms give someone an equity interest, I think it’s a sign of the firm’s belief in the partner and probably indicates optimism about their future path at the firm. Particularly in the environment in the last five years of partners moving up and down the Am Law 100, I think firms really need to implement more strategies to ،ld onto their talent.
There are extraordinary lawyers, your steady-eddy subject matter experts w، still have the rates and a book of business—do you p، on that person because they can’t get into the equity partner،p? The non-equity tier is a great tool for recruiting. The hybrid version of that offers a little more.
— Avis Caravello, a California-based partner recruiter, in comments given to the American Lawyer on “hybrid” partner،p status that’s becoming more popular a، Biglaw firms. “They feel that they have got a seat at the big table, even if it’s a smaller stake,” said Dan Binstock, a partner recruiter with Garrison, of hybrid partner،ps.
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