From the Aug. 5 Boston Business Journal article, The lawyer hunt: In the legal industry, competition heats up for lateral hires:

“The lateral hiring sprees at national firms that have colonized Boston in recent years and the growing embrace of businesslike practices and cultures have spurred a bare-knuckled fight for talent. The competition for partners is one sign of many changes eroding the collegiality and gentility that have traditionally characterized Boston’s legal market.”

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