Large Firm Attrition
Despite having competitive salaries and good working conditions, a large firm continually experienced heavy attrition among its mid-level associates. Even though they conducted exit interviews, the firm was unable to determine the reason for the heavy rate of departures. We worked with practice leaders to understand that a large level of non-equity partners and of counsel were siphoning off all of the most challenging work from the mid-level and senior associates. As a result, their only way to acquire the skills and experience they would need to become partners was to change firms.