Hogan & Hartson Nudges 30 Associates Out the Door
Posted Jul 10, 2009 2:04 PM CDT
By Molly McDonough
The beltway powerhouse Hogan & Hartson is letting go of 30 senior associates.
Performance and not enough opportunity for advancement are reasons the firm cited when confirming reports posted on Above the Law that associates have been counseled to take three to four months to look for employment elsewhere.
ATL notes that the firm doesn't consider the elimination of these 30 positions layoffs.
Rather, the firm tells the legal tabloid that "when senior associates are meeting our basic performance standards but are not progressing toward advancement to partnership, they are counseled to pursue other opportunities (with the firm's help to the extent we can) if there isn't a demonstrated need for them to continue."
ATL calls these nudges out the door "forced attrition."