Finding a Way Back to the Law

Ellen Rosen

Arthur Field, a retired partner at the Shearman & Sterling law firm, was concerned. Mr. Field had watched his daughter, also a lawyer, return to her in-house job after several years at home with her children. But he knew that many Wall Street lawyers who left the work force were overlooked by their former employers because none of the firms are committing to take them back. That lack of connection, as he termed it, made neither demographic nor economic sense.

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