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Biglaw bonuses make it difficult for internal recruiters to lure employees away from their companies

The problem is recruiting law firms for in-house positions because the money is so good.

– Sonya Olds Som, Corporate Counsel Recruiter at Heidrick & Struggles, on the difficulties of finding top talent for internal positions due to the Biglaw special bonus pool. Instead, she is looking for lawyers in other legal departments. “I’m competing with other really smart young companies who are tempting these lawyers to learn,” she said.

Staci Zaretsky is Senior Editor at Above the Law, where she has been working since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to email her tips, questions, comments, or criticism. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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