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Joseph M. Hanna Talks Legal Industry Labor Market Changes


Joseph M. Hanna Talks Legal Industry Labor Market Changes

February 2, 2022
Joseph M. Hanna

In an interview with Buffalo Business First, Goldberg Segalla’s Joseph M. Hanna discussed the changing landscape of the legal industry’s workforce.

Joe and other local Buffalo attorneys shared their opinions and how firms are adjusting in the article “Legal Industry Finds Ways to Compete in Tight Talent Market.” They discussed how new compensation structures, remote work, and providing meaningful work are just some of the ways to bring in and retain talented attorneys.

“Over the last six years, there’s been a trend of reducing the amount of law school classes,” Joe said. “Now there’s a need for associate attorneys, who are able to find better jobs. This mentality of ‘You’re lucky to be working here’ is a thing of the past. If it’s not a collaborative or teamwide effort or approach, I don’t know how a law firm or company survives in this market.”


Legal Industry Finds Ways to Compete in Tight Talent Market,” Buffalo Business First, February 1, 2022


Joseph M. Hanna is a commercial litigator and legal adviser recognized for his work in retail and hospitality as well as sports and entertainment law. With a national practice and an industry-wide reputation for leadership, Joe was the youngest honoree ever to be named Lawyer of the Year in the Bar Association of Erie County’s 130-year history. Joe is also a leading voice for diversity in the legal and business communities. He is chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Diversity Task Force and has held multiple leadership roles in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) as well as diversity-related positions within the American Bar Association (ABA), DRI, and other organizations.