Philadelphia offices of large national and international law firms that are headquartered outside of the city seem to be actively seeking lateral partners right now. For many, a move to an office that is not the firm's traditional "home office" feels risky, but a local office and a large national platform can be the best of both worlds for the right lawyer.
Client service is the touchstone of any lateral move. A move ought to provide a platform that will allow you to more easily and effectively serve your clients and eventually to expand your practice. If the value of what you offer goes up, good things follow. A close second among considerations in any lateral move is the fit of the new firm for your practice and your personality.
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