Thresholds and Core Competencies for a New Partner

What it takes to make partner: The 27-point checklist the best firms follow.

Marc Rosenberg, author of How to Bring in New Partners, cites at least six areas that partnerships at the nation’s best firms habitually evaluate before naming a new partner, including: nine intangibles, four financial and legal considerations, five practice development issues, three production and client management metrics, two technical proficiencies, three supervisory skills and one very important administrative credo.