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Volatile partner exacts heavy toll on associates

Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By David Namkung: The Headhunter

A previous article explored the broad impacts a volatile lawyer can have on his or her partners and their bottom line. It prompted numerous discussions and reactions from students, associates, partners and professionals within our industry — unsurprisingly and unfortunately, many could personally relate.

While it can cost other partners financially to tolerate a toxic partner’s presence, as an associate, it costs you even more to work under one. All too often, associates suffer quietly under abusive lawyers for the perceived sake of saving their careers...