Business of Law

At-risk practice groups identified, more partner layoffs urged by law firm expert (video)

Strong law firms routinely lay off partners, having adopted the General Electric model of annually dismissing those individuals who are under-performing compared to their colleagues, law firm consultant Kent Zimmermann of the Zeughauser Group tells Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia.

Zimmerman also talks about which practice groups are most at risk; how firms avoid the need for full partnership votes when dismissing partners; and how much overcapacity there is in the AmLaw 100 partnership ranks.

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