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Jul 13, 2020

David Lat is a managing director of Lateral Link and the founding editor of Above the Law, an award-winning website about the legal profession that reaches more than one million unique visitors a month. David's writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post among other publications. 

Prior to Above the Law, he launched Underneath Their Robes, a blog about federal judges. David's first book, “Supreme Ambitions,” a novel, was published in 2014. In 2019, David left full-time journalism to enter legal recruiting. Today, he works as managing director in the New York office of Lateral Link, a leading legal search firm. y

Before entering media and recruiting, David worked as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey, as a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York, and as a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. David graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Today, he lives in New York City with his husband and their two-year-old son.


In this episode…


How can lawyers in transition stay engaged during a down job market? How can candidates assess cultural fit during the recruiting process?

Join us as host Gina Rubel goes on record with David Lat to discuss the importance of assessing cultural fit during the recruiting process, opportunities to stay active in the market during difficult times, and how COVID-19 has changed the legal profession.