Goodwin Procter Say Speaking Mandarin The Future For Their Lawyers

Interesting report in Legal Week about Goodwin Procter’s strategy for consolidation in Asian legal markets.

We are capitalising on the globalisation of the legal industry’ – how Goodwin is rethinking Asia recruitment

Goodwin Procter is aiming to create a pipeline of lawyers who meet two prerequisites: they should be native speakers of Mandarin Chinese who grew up in China – but also home-grown Goodwin associates

They write as a way of introduction

This summer, Goodwin Procter launched a unique hiring programme designed to ensure that within a few years, the firm will have a steady supply of native Mandarin-speaking, US-trained lawyers for its Hong Kong office.

The programme, dubbed Asia Track, is an attempt to create a pipeline of associates who meet two prerequisites:

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