“Quinn Emanuel Tells U.S. Lawyers They Can Work from Anywhere, Forever”

So says Reuters (David Thomas).

The 875-lawyer litigation firm will recruit lawyers in places where it doesn’t have an office, giving it an advantage in the U.S. legal industry’s talent wars, said firm chair and founder John Quinn….

Quinn Emanuel’s move is unprecedented for a large firm, said Kristin Stark, a principal with law firm consultancy Fairfax Associates….

This policy may result in lower costs over the long-term, as well as assisting with recruiting. Quinn said “it is inevitable” that the firm will remodel and down size its current office space….

However, the firm isn’t moving to a virtual office. Quinn stated that the company wants employees to feel at home in its office, emphasizing open areas and common spaces.

Quinn Emanuel also stated that remote attorneys will need to be given more support and mentorship by Quinn Emanuel.