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Plaintiffs Bar Partner Promotions Highlight Rising Caseload, Commitment to Firm Culture

The National Law Journal

February 6, 2023

Plaintiffs firms are off to a dynamic start into 2023 with diverse partner classes and a strong commitment to antitrust, MDL and health care litigation.

U.S. plaintiffs firms are kicking off the year with a strong round of partner promotions tied to growing caseload and a commitment to firm culture that emphasizes in-house elevation over lateral hires.

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Other firms “might say we can’t make so many partners or we can’t make everyone a partner,” Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll managing partner Steven Toll said. “We really don’t think that way. We really just look at the candidates and if we think they are deserving, we’ll make them a partner.”

Here are some of the takeaways in detail:

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll

The firm continues to grow its partner ranks in its strongest two practice areas. “The two largest areas traditionally for many years until now in the firm are antitrust and securities. That’s where probably 50 to 60% of the lawyers are,” Toll said. Overall, the firm has seen “more and more talented lawyers approaching us wanting to join a plaintiffs practice.”

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