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The Legal Times reported on The McCormick Group’s legal study on declining lateral movement by Chambers-rated lawyers.

By Katelyn Polantz | March 3, 2016

Reading Lateral Tea Leaves: A study by Northern Virginia-based lawyer recruiting firm the McCormick Group found Chambers-rates lawyers are moving firm to firm less than they had in previous years. Of almost 900 lawyers in the Chambers D.C. rankings, 23 changed firms in 2015, compared with 34 the year before. The difference may be in part due to the number of mergers the city had in 2014, with Dow Lohnes, Patton Boggs and Bingham McCutchen all joining other firms, the study’s author, Steve Nelson said. Or perhaps the lateral market is more appealing to lawyers still attempting to make their marks […]

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The McCormick Group is a national executive search consulting firm that since 1974 has delivered high-qualified candidates to fill key positions across a diverse range of industries and all functional disciplines.

As the largest executive search firm based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, The McCormick Group has superior knowledge of federal Washington and its impact on the nation’s business community and non-profit sector.