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October 1, 2019

David Burch Interviewed by Rochester Business Journal

David Burch, partner and hiring partner, was recently featured in the Rochester Business Journal article “Western New York Lifestyle Helps Attract Legal Talent in a Tight Job Market.”

“The larger firms in Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo say they have hundreds of résumés from new law school graduates to choose from for the handful of openings for new associates.

And there’s no shortage of experienced attorneys from prestigious firms in the biggest markets seeking out opportunities upstate for a variety of reasons.

“In the last couple of years, I’ve seen a trend toward people very high in their law school classes wanting to start their careers upstate with us,” said David Burch, hiring partner at Barclay Damon LLP.

But that’s an exception, not the rule.

“I know there’s lots of folks who are going to the big cities and getting the training at those firms and the big paychecks, and then they want to transition back to their home towns as they start a family or realize that scene is not for them,” Burch said.”

Read the full article here.


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