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The Crisis Forced Firm Leaders to React, but Simon Malko Is Being Proactive


Atlanta (June 29, 2020) - The New View, a special report from The American Lawyer, profiles MMM Managing Partner Simon Malko’s strategic view of the firm’s future despite COVID-19. “At press time, the firm had not made any pay cuts or layoffs, even amid a deluge of cost-cutting measures at other large firms,” the article states. Malko is now analyzing what the coming year may bring. “Despite all the chaos, there are some interesting opportunities out there,” he said. For one, it could boost the firm’s long-term goal to recruit strong lateral partners. “Some firms are weathering the storm better than others, and people may be more inclined to look around because of the stress that COVID-19 is putting on firms,” Malko says. “People with no interest in getting out of their routine are suddenly willing to think about change.” To read the full article, including pivots in a key practice area, and the importance of preserving the firm’s culture, click here