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Whether you’re a partner looking to take your career to the next level or a law firm seeking out the best talent, there’s a good chance you won’t achieve the success you’re hoping for without a plan based on a comprehensive and current understanding of the market. With the Aspire newsletters, our aim is to provide you with information and analysis that will inform more strategic decisions.

We have two newsletters we send once a quarter, one following lateral partner moves to Am Law 100 firms nationally and another following moves throughout firms in Texas. In each newsletter, we include a list of partner moves, a few graphics and quick notes to distill the newsworthy hiring trends we’re seeing.

Keep reading to learn about this quarter’s goings-on!

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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...

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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 still drawing talent after office opens; 8 errors when recruiting talent…

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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…

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2020 Q3 Newsletter: Still Bullish on Texas

2020 Q3 Newsletter: Still Bullish on Texas

Highlights for the third quarter of 2020: non-Texas-based firms pick up the pace; pandemic not really reflected in practice area hires; Houston making noise with office opening; comparing year-over-year shows bullish Texas market…

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2020 Q2 Newsletter: What does the future hold?

2020 Q2 Newsletter: What does the future hold?

Highlights for the second quarter of 2020: several groups are weathering the storm better than others, including native Texas firms, middle market firms and the Dallas market; pent-up lateral hires in second half of 2020 could result in more moves than 2019…

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2020 Q1 Newsletter: Act Now or Wait and See

2020 Q1 Newsletter: Act Now or Wait and See

Highlights for the first quarter of 2020: huge start to Q1 outpacing 2019 and 2018; more M&A partner moves than all of last year; Dallas keeps hot streak with new office openings; now isn’t the time for “wait-and-see”…

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2019 Q4 Newsletter: 100 Attorneys

2019 Q4 Newsletter: 100 Attorneys

Highlights for 2019: Texas remains strong despite drop in overall partner movement; non-Texas-based firms netted 66% of moves; Houston and Dallas dominated statewide market; Corporate Litigation moves hot, no sign of cooling…

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2019 Q3 Newsletter: Hiring Post-Merger

2019 Q3 Newsletter: Hiring Post-Merger

Highlights for the third quarter of 2019: partner moves leveling off after 2018 new office boom and subsequent slow down; smaller markets getting squeezed out of the attorney race; a look at two Texas firms 18 months post merger and their potential to start attracting talent in 2020…

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2019 Q2 Newsletter: Siren Song of National Prestige

2019 Q2 Newsletter: Siren Song of National Prestige

Highlights for the second quarter of 2019: partner moves on the rise after sluggish spring; Houston regaining attorney foothold following Dallas boom; Commercial Litigation movement remains active; and local Am Law firms continue losing talent to larger non-Texas-based and smaller Texas firms…

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2019 Q1 Newsletter: Luring the M&A Lawyer

2019 Q1 Newsletter: Luring the M&A Lawyer

Highlights for the first quarter of 2019: the departures to out-of-state-based firms slowed; Houston is edging out Dallas in the attorney move count; March was particularly stagnant; and M&A is still the hottest ticket in town…

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