If associates are smart, they will take what work they can and make themselves busy. If things do get worse, firms will look at overall productivity. You never want the associate who always has time, because there’s a reason for it. I think those will be the most vulnerable people.
— Jeff Lowe, global managing partner of legal recruiter Major, Lindsey & Africa, offering his thoughts to Law.com on how Biglaw associates can keep busy to avoid possible layoffs should the economy grow worse.
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