The AmLaw Daily interviewed William Schuman (May 29), discussing the increase in lateral movement and how partners can make a graceful exit. Mr. Schuman said that the most important thing for partners to remember is that they're not allowed to solicit clients or associates of their firm while they're still there. "Once you're gone you can solicit your old clients." He noted that some clients may have a need to know what their lawyers intentions are. "Some clients have a need to know, especially if they've got an urgent matter....In an emergency circumstance, you're allowed to call your client and tell them you're leaving. You can give them three options: come with you to your new firm, stay at the old firm, or go with another firm entirely. You just tell them those options so they can evaluate them."