Lockstep to Levels After the Dust Settled – Unlocked, Unloaded, Successful? (LI)

Over the past 18 months there has been a new focus, debate, discussion and implementation of different talent management models in law firms. An integral part of this examination has been a movement away from lockstep to level based compensation for some firms. In this program, two industry leaders in this area will discuss the different types of emerging compensation models, why there is not a “one size fits all” approach, how these models are intricately connected to the broader issues of talent management, and conclude with some best practices to support and guide your decision about whether or not your firm should make the move from lockstep to levels.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze how firms are adapting to market pressures and economic realities.
  • Examine how to balance economic and non-economic contributions in the compensation decisions


Terri Mottershead is the founding Principal of Mottershead Consulting. She brings more than 26 years of experience in international law practice, legal institution building, talent management, organizational development, consulting, legal education and training to her consulting work. Terri has worked in-house in attorney talent management, practiced law in Australia and Hong Kong, and was a law school academic and consultant in Hong Kong. She has extensive experience working with senior management and law firm stakeholders in strategically aligning and successfully implementing talent management goals that support business performance goals.

Laura Saklad is the global Chief Lawyer Development Officer of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. At Orrick, she is responsible for working with firm management to lead the talent management initiatives for more than 1,000 attorneys in the firm's 22 global offices. During the past two years, Laura has focused on the design and implementation of Orrick's innovative new Talent Model, which replaces the traditional lockstep model with merit-based advancement for partner-track associates and introduces meaningful career options for attorneys not on the partnership track.

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
April 20, 2011 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Lockstep to Levels After the Dust Settled – Unlocked, Unloaded, Successful?
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