The election-year lateral shuffle has begun. Regulatory lawyers who are evacuating the Bush administration are being snapped up. And a number of big-firm players may be prepping to depart for a role in an Obama or a McCain administration. Forget, of course, that the presidential candidates have been bashing Washington insiders. When Jan. 20 rolls around, "you're going to see a lot of new lawyers pouring out of the same Washington, D.C., law firms" as always, says Kirkland & Ellis partner Jay Lefkowitz.
Candidates Need Talent From Big Law Firms
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