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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
People may laugh uproariously at the idea of moving to private practice for a better work/life balance. They might cackle harder when they realise that the place in question is a US firm. But it appears that an increasing number of senior in-house counsel are choosing to leave for a less demanding private practice role, both in the UK and US.
In an internal memo sent to staff, AmEx CEO Ken Chenault said he respected Parent’s desire to start a new chapter in her life, one that would allow her to “more fully enjoy her family” and passions outside of daily work. US firms might not be famous for their work/life balance, but Parent no doubt set her own terms with this one.