The lateral attorney should have a J.D. degree and be licensed to practice law in the state where the firm is located. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of success and a demonstrated ability to grow and manage a practice. Prior experience at a law firm is required. Strong research, writing, and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Providing legal representation to clients in a variety of practice areas
- Managing and growing an existing book of business
- Conducting legal research and analysis, and drafting and reviewing legal documents
- Communicating with clients, opposing counsel, and other parties involved in legal proceedings
- Participating in business development and marketing efforts to grow the firm
- Maintaining accurate client records and managing case files
- Providing guidance and mentorship to junior attorneys and support staff