MCB Announcements

Ken Young and Lynsey Kmetz assisted the Mecklenburg County Bar and Mecklenburg Bar Foundation with its search for a new Executive Director and Leah Reed Campbell was selected to lead the organization.  Click below for the MCB/MBF Press Release.

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How Attorney Layoffs Could Play out In the Next Recession


Barbara Mayden was quoted in Law 360 regarding potential attorney layoffs in the event of another recession.

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Defining Moments: Insights into the Lawyer’s Soul

For her book “Defining Moments: Insights into the Lawyer’s Soul,” Melanie Bragg interviewed Barbara Mendel Mayden about defining moments in her life before her ah-hah moment.



Nashville Boom, Health Care Fuel Epstein Becker Green Growth Bet

Barbara Mayden is quoted by Bloomberg regarding the number of National law firms coming to Nashville.

BigLaw Expands in The Carolinas Amid Business Boom

Ken Young was recently quoted by law 360 regarding the number of national and regional offices opening offices in the Carolinas.



Big Law's 2022 Associate Raises 'like Playing Chicken'

Co-founder Barbara Mayden is quoted in recent Law 360 article, “BigLaw’s 2022 Associate Raises ‘Like Playing Chicken'”

Will Biden Vax Mandates Prompt Run on Employment Attys?

Ken Young was recently interviewed by Law 360 on whether the Biden administration vaccine mandate will cause increased hiring by law firms.

Ken Young was quoted By in April,2021 regarding associate movement as a result of the Pandemic

Ken Young was quoted By in April,2021 regarding associate movement as a result of the Pandemic:

Ken Young, a Charlotte-based legal recruiter, said that some young lawyers’ dissatisfaction with Big Law life over the last year has been coupled with and likely exacerbated by dissatisfaction with big city life during a global pandemic.

Young said his recruiting firm, Young Mayden, LLC, is placing an increasing number of transplants from large law firms in New York and other big cities at smaller Southeast firms for just that reason.

“Many took their 2020 bonus and said ‘I’m out of here,’” Young said in an email. “Often it’s because it was so miserable in the pandemic in a big city versus midsize cities where it was easier to get outdoors, eat outside at restaurants, etc. It’s usually a combination of that AND they can’t stand working 24/7 in their tiny NYC apartment and always being on call when they can move south, buy a house, have a yard, etc.”

Young added that, in some cases, doing so hasn’t even required the young lawyer to take a massive pay cut, or any kind of pay cut at all.

“Charlotte is the second-largest financial center in the country and we have five firms paying the Cravath scale,” he said. “The regional firms pay
nicely as well. And there is a path to partnership for young lawyers who want that at many North Carolina firms.”

Bonuses Aren't a Golden Ticket to Associate Retention

Barbara Mayden was interviewed by Law360 on associate bonuses and the overall legal market in Nashville in 2021.

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Why Major Markets May See an Exodus of Associates

Ken Young was interviewed by Law 360 on July 8, 2020 regarding how the Pandemic has affected where young lawyers may want to live and practice in the future.

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