Successes and Failures in Lateral Partner Movement [On the Counsel to Counsel Podcast]

Lateral partner movement is alive and well in the practice of law.  While partners and practice groups were changing firms with increasing frequency in the past decade, the pandemic has not really slowed down the process.

There are many reasons why law firm partners seek out greener pastures. In the latest episode of the Counsel to Counsel Podcast, my guest Susan Mendelsohn, talks about some of those reasons.  But what makes a lateral move a success?  Why do some partners make a lateral move and stay for years while others quickly discover that another lateral move may be in the offing.

Susan Mendelsohn has a lot to say on the subject.

Susan Mendelsohn has been recruiting in the legal space for over 20 years. While she is based in Chicago, she serves clients throughout the United States and not only does recruiting, but like me, Susan also spends a portion of her time on

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How Coaching Can Help Attorneys Increase Career Satisfaction-Stephen Seckler on the Legal Toolkit

I was recently invited back as a guest on The Legal Toolkit, a podcast produced by the Legal Talk Network.  Jared Correia, the host, was one of the pioneers in legal podcasting and a great inspiration for me to launch the Counsel to Counsel Podcast.  Jared and I talk about how coaching can help attorneys achieve great marketing success and career satisfaction.  We also discuss

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The Next Stage-A program for senior lawyers thinking about “What Comes Next”?

Eventually, every professional athlete faces the same challenges: when to retire and what to do next.  For the most part, an athlete’s career is limited.  Few players will be able to compete into their 40’s. Lawyers, on the other hand, do not face these constraints. They can practice full-time well into their 70’s or 80’s and even continue to actively participate in firm management.

As the pandemic has caused law firms and partners to rethink their priorities, the issue of what to do with senior partners has never been timelier.  For lawyers who are thinking about the next 10 to 15 years of their lives, they may be asking themselves the same question that King George poses in the musical Hamilton—What Comes Next?

To help lawyers considering these issues, Steve Seckler has put together The Next Stage, an innovative program which combines workshops and one-on-one coaching.  Through this series, participants explore the practical considerations in making a shift after a lengthy legal career.   To read more about the program, click here or contact Steve Seckler at stephen.seckler@counseltocounsel.com.

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Building Business Relationships in a Time of Social Distancing–webinar transcript

I recently presented a Webinar at The Boston Bar Association:  Building Business Relationships in a Time of Social Distancing.  I now have a transcript of my remarks which you can read here.  If you would like a copy of my slides or the resources that were circulated after the webinar, please email me.

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Boston Bar Association Career Paths: Mapping Out Your Career

Stephen Seckler moderated a panel of attorneys who have practiced in biglaw, mid-sized firms, government and in-house.  Boston Bar Association Career Paths: Mapping Out Your Career – Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:00-1:30– understand your options when you work at a large law firm.  Available for free on demand for BBA members.  Read the program notes … Read more