… or the yin and yang of the legal job market.
On the positive side, Robert Half Legal (what’s the other half?) reports that attorney hiring is on the upswing. Particular strength is seen in the areas of corporate governance/ethics and litigation. These may be two sides of the same coin: you hire litigators when governance and ethics go off the rails.
On the firing side, law.com covers the news that McAfee Associates allegedly terminated its GC over actions related to stock options. My favorite legal website also offers an update regarding concerns related the departure of BearingPoint’s GC earlier this year.
It’s never easy to find a good legal job, and certainly harder to do so when you are no longer comfortably ensconced…