Talent Development & the Path to Partnership in an Unloyal World
Date & Time
Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jill Backer Mark Goldstein

Historically new law firm associates have followed similar career trajectories ultimately leading to a partnership at the firm.  The time and financial investment in these associates paid off for the firm as the next generation of leaders rose within the ranks. Today, we often hear about tactics for training and developing talent but this isn’t always resulting in loyal employees. In fact, for many young lawyers becoming a partner has lost its allure as they do not feel their firms are invested in them and that they are tightening the reins on partnerships. 

This session will discuss

  • Cultural shifts that are influencing the associate model 

  • New ways firms are training and staffing associates

  • How do you develop future lawyers and keep talent interested in the work

  • What the path to partnership looks like and what new paths are emerging

  • Lateral integration techniques


Frank Michael D'Amore - Principal, Attorney Career Catalysts
Mark Goldstein - Partner, Reed Smith, LLP


Jill Backer - Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development, Pace University School of Law