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Firms are still trying to navigate this and figure out what makes sense, and I think some are thinking things are working reasonably well right now, and flexibility is a recruiting asset. … There are others who believe a four-day week is where firms will end up.
— Lisa Smith, a principal at Fairfax Associates in Washington, D.C., in comments given to the American Lawyer on Biglaw firms’ plans to bring associates back to the office four days each week on a mandatory basis. Smith also shared her thoughts on certain Biglaw firms tying office attendance to associates’ bonus packages, saying, “It depends on how they are really going to put it in place and practice. I’d be surprised if it were a popular aspect of the compensation scheme.”
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