2021 Q4 Newsletter: Reflecting on 2021

2021 Q4 Newsletter: Reflecting on 2021

Highlights for 2021: record breaking Q4, returning to pre-pandemic levels; M&A accounted for 1 in 4 moves; Texas-based Jackson Walker tallied most moves in 2021; 10 firms entered Texas market last year, 6 in Austin; Houston’s share of moves declined, Austin...
2021 Q3 Newsletter: Steady as She Goes

2021 Q3 Newsletter: Steady as She Goes

Highlights for the third quarter of 2021: partner moves robust and level; elite firms making presence known; Austin drawing talent after office opens; 8 errors when recruiting talent 8 UNFORCED ERRORS WHEN RECRUITING TALENT Unforced error: a missed shot or lost point...
8 Unforced Errors Firms Make When Recruiting Talent

8 Unforced Errors Firms Make When Recruiting Talent

Definition of unforced error : a missed shot or lost point (as in tennis) that is entirely a result of the player’s own blunder and not because of the opponent’s skill or effort. Across the country, the labor market is extremely tight. Help Wanted signs...
2021 Q2 Newsletter: Austin’s Magnetism

2021 Q2 Newsletter: Austin’s Magnetism

Highlights for the second quarter of 2021: Austin making big gains; firms are interested but partners staying put; Texas-based firms dwindle; Aspire expands to Denver  THE MAGNETISM OF AUSTIN Following a steady drip of companies announcing moves to or expansions in...
2021 Q1 Newsletter: Leveling Out

2021 Q1 Newsletter: Leveling Out

Highlights for the first quarter of 2021: moves drop as firms respond to external uncertainty; February storm freezes hires; health care practice area surges; nearly all moves split between DFW and Houston WHAT WE’RE SEEING Venturing into 2021 has felt a bit...