Life As A New Lateral

You’re successful. You’re ambitious. You’re smart. You’re a desirable candidate. 

And, we’ve got the culture you’re looking for. It’s a supportive, collegial, collaborative environment that encourages you to pursue your ambitions and develop professionally.  We want you to lead, to innovate and to trail blaze. You won’t battle a culture of silo practice groups and competing interests here. We seek attorneys who are as passionate about their personal lives as they are their professional lives.  We don’t just talk balance, we walk that talk.

Success simply means more at Much Shelist.

Big Ideas, Not Buzzwords

We’re looking for the kind of attorneys who think big and have the talents and passions to act on those ideas. Creativity, ingenuity and enthusiasm are pervasive here.

Entrepreneurial spirit. You’ve got it. We do too. We empower attorneys to run with an idea and take risks. We work to develop leadership skills in our attorneys so the firm and our clients benefit from each of us bringing, and being, our best.

Collaborative. For many firms, it’s only lip service. We eschew hierarchy in favor of teamwork whether that means working together on a complex client matter or stepping up when a colleague can use a hand. 

Nimble. At Much Shelist, our staffing model is lean so that all our attorneys can do meaningful work, engage directly with our clients and act quickly and adaptively to meet their needs. 

Innovation. Everyone’s saying it. But how many are doing it? Innovation means approaching things differently and we’re always interested in trying new ways to serve our clients, especially when it’s championed by one of our own.  

"Here's why I chose Much Shelist, all my mentors told me it would take three years to build my practice into something. And the Management Committee stood by me. They built the practice." 
- Greg Grove, head of the Venture Capital, Emerging Growth Companies & Technology Transactions practice 
 

When an Attorney Joins the Firm

We know that moving firms is a big change and we are with you every step of the way. When an attorney joins Much Shelist, we make every effort to minimize the downtime often caused by moving a legal practice to a new firm. Our attorneys and administrative staff work together to make a new attorney's integration fast, efficient and seamless. Our goal is to create an environment that allows you to resume your practice from day one, which benefits you as well as your clients.

"We provide new attorneys with the resources and support they need to do the most important thing—to serve clients at the highest levels from day one. At Much Shelist, we make it easy to hit the ground running."

- Mitchell Roth, Managing Partner 


Integrating Your Clients

The proper management of new clients and their records is a vital component of the new attorney integration process. Our Administrative team will work with you to transition your clients and files to Much Shelist; and the firm’s Records Center and Dockets department work with each new attorney to open clients and matters as quickly as possible and to ensure that critical deadlines are properly recorded and conflicts are cleared. Newly assigned client and matter numbers are made available in our document management and billing systems; and a profile of each client is created in the firm's database.

Our Marketing Department will meet with you before your arrival to ensure that your move is well publicized and to support your business development needs.  We often use client alerts, broadcast e-mails, press announcements and other materials to inform clients, friends of the firm and the local business community about a recent move. New attorneys are also encouraged to invite individuals or groups of clients to the firm for introductory meetings. These activities all serve as an introduction to your new firm.

Integrating You

We provide an extensive first day orientation followed by meetings with administrative directors and firm management to ensure a speedy and efficient integration. Department chairs and firm attorneys are available for questions on issues of any size. Both big and small.

Meeting new colleagues is an important part of settling in. We invite and encourage lateral attorneys to participate in weekly attorney lunches and monthly practice group meetings to find out more about the firm and its practice areas.  These meetings are also a great opportunity to educate your new colleagues on your practice. On an informal basis, Much Shelist schedules meetings with attorneys from other practice groups that allow newcomers to get to know their colleagues on both a personal and a professional level, which facilitates greater cross-selling. 

Attorney Liaison

A senior principal of the firm partners with each new attorney as a liaison. This relationship is invaluable to a speedy and efficient integration as the liaison gives each new attorney a "go to" person for questions and issues of any size. Both big and small.

Client Records

The proper management of new clients and their records is a vital component of the new attorney integration process. The Much Shelist Records Center and Dockets department work with each new attorney to open clients and matters as quickly as possible and to ensure that critical deadlines are properly recorded and conflicts are cleared. Newly assigned client and matter numbers are made available in our document management and billing systems; and a profile of each client is created in the firm's database.

Get-Acquainted Activities

Meeting new colleagues is an important part of settling in. Much Shelist schedules meetings with attorneys from other practice groups that allow newcomers to get to know their colleagues on both a personal and a professional level.

Public Outreach

We often use mass mailings, broadcast e-mails, press announcements, print advertising and other materials to inform clients and friends of the firm about a recent move. New attorneys are also encouraged to invite individuals or groups of clients to the firm for introductory meetings. These activities all serve as an introduction to Much Shelist.

Attorneys and Exempt Staff Benefits

  • Health Insurance (PPO, HMO, HSA)
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Dental care
  • Health care and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee assistance program
  • Vision discount program
  • Vacation and paid holidays
  • 401(k) / Profit sharing
  • Qualified transit benefits (mass transportation or parking)
  • Applicable fees (bar exams, memberships, licenses, etc.)
  • Complimentary access to on-site fitness center
  • Business casual attire, including jeans on Friday