Janis Meyer Quoted in Article About Law Firms Making Partners Pay to Leave

June 6, 2016

Janis M. Meyer, a New York-based partner in the Lawyers for the Profession® group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, was quoted in the article "Firms Increasingly Making Partners Pay to Leave" published by on June 6, 2016. 

The article examines the trend of moves to claw back bonuses which is how many law firms are looking to protect themselves from cash walking out the door in a low-demand market and to discourage lateral departures. Ms. Meyer says depending on the circumstances, "[s]tructuring sign-on bonuses as loans that are only forgiven as a matter of employment could be seen as a breach of the profession’s rules against restrictions on a lawyer’s right to practice." 

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Janis Meyer focuses her practice on professional responsibility, risk management, and professional liability law, with particular emphasis on attorneys and law firms. Ms. Meyer is familiar with a broad spectrum of professional liability, human resource, and other risk management issues arising in law firms.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. law firm with 450 attorneys located in 11 states and London. Founded in 1934, the firm has a national reputation for its insurance industry work, its representation of professionals and law firms, and its closely coordinated business advisory, transactional and litigation services. We serve clients ranging from emerging and middle-market businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental and public sector clients.