Q3 2019 – On the Move: Data Privacy

 

Firm Prospects (October 17, 2019) — Notwithstanding all of the impending recession chatter, and with some firms even bulking up on their bankruptcy ranks in preparation for a downturn, the lateral hiring market for law firms showed no signs of cooling in Q3 with over 4,000 moves tracked by Firm Prospects.

As is usually the case, the lateral market was dominated by litigators and corporate attorneys, who constituted ~35% and ~15% of all lateral moves, respectively. You can see the full list of Q3 moves by practice area in Figure 1. below, which, save for a bit of shuffling in the middle of the pack, closely mirrors the pro-rata make-up of attorneys by practice area in the broader market.

Figure 1.