A lot of employers aren’t going to hold it against them because law firms overhired in 2021 and now there’s no work. Employers are pretty forgiving about that because it’s out of the control of the candidate.
— Julie Brush, Bay Area-based founder and CEO of Solutus Legal Search, in comments given to the American Lawyer, offering a bit of hope for the associates who were recently laid off from Cooley. She said though they may feel “demoralized,” hiring firms won’t necessarily hold it against them because they had no control over the situation.
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