The 5 Types of Securities-Related Partners Big Law is Looking to Add in 2024 — Macrae

The good news: We’re seeing a significant uptick this year in the number of partners Big Law is bringing on. Macrae’s market analysis indicates that in January and February, Am Law 50 firms added 20% more partners across the largest legal markets than in the first two months of last year. In particular, New York saw a spike of 40% and D.C. was up 26%. (You’ll find more detail on this trend here.) Our law firm clients are expressing interest in lawyers with government experience across a breadth of specialties.

The better news (for some of you): There are clear standouts when it comes to the most in-demand expertise in the current market. If one of the following five descriptions fits you, you’re more likely than others to find yourself in demand should you enter the job market:

1. Current SEC lawyer with asset management experience, both on the enforcement side and the regulatory compliance side. Are you a private funds expert? Even better – the hottest of the hot. (Call me!) …

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