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Victoria Hudgins: Lack of Equity, Market Demands Stifling Big Law's E-Discovery Careers

Friday, March 13, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Extract from Victoria Hudgins' article "Lack of Equity, Market Demands Stifling Big Law's E-Discovery Careers"

If an associate wants to bring their e-discovery practice to the equity ranks of Big Law, they may not find many seats at the table.

Despite the growing demand, e-discovery isn’t a revenue-maker comparable to other practices and is unlikely to lead to an equity partnership or executive committee spot in Big Law. However, worthwhile e-discovery opportunities are growing outside of Big Law, legal hiring observers said.

The biggest roadblock for an e-discovery lawyer with equity partnership ambitions is origination credit, said Zeughauser Group consultant Kent Zimmermann.

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