Law Week’s Fourth Quarter Managing Partner Roundtable brought together market insiders on Dec. 6 to talk about how important lateral moves have become in the business of law and how firms can go about assessing the right fit and keeping successful lawyers. Roundtable participants were Melinda Delmonico, CEO and president, of Gibson Arnold & Associates, Corky Messner, founding partner and CEO of Messner Reeves, Curt Reimann, Denver office managing partner of Snell & Wilmer and Steve Suflas, Denver office managing partner of Ballard Spahr.
The conversation was reported by Hunter + Geist and moderated by Tony Flesor, managing editor of Law Week Colorado.
LAW WEEK: I see a lot of the legal market moves that happen around town. And in reporting on lateral moves, hiring associate groups, or going through mergers, it seems to me that the Denver market is pretty active. There is a lot of movement, and it seems like there’s a lot of lateral movement, specifically.
I was hoping to have a conversation from the firm perspective, and from the recruiting perspective, what you might be looking for in finding those right fits and whether you agree that it seems like there might be more laterals rather than associates coming up versus mergers.