DC Firm’s Return Policy: Stay Home or Work in Office Whenever You Need

Midsize firm Gilbert embraced a concept known as hoteling, or hot-desking. Offices and work areas are available to all staff, but they are not assigned.

National Law Journal

By Bruce Love, National Law Journal

One Washington, D.C., law firm is moving to a hybrid work environment, but it isn’t bothering with setting a minimum number of days in the office for lawyers and staff.

Instead, 30-lawyer financial services firm Gilbert is allowing them to work from home whenever they think it’s appropriate and come to the office whenever the desire calls or the task requires it.  It’s the latest indication of a midsize firm being nimble enough to sharply adjust to remote operations, compared with Am Law 200 counterparts that are asking lawyers to return to offices on most days of the week.

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Gilbert LLP is a Washington-based law firm specializing in litigation and strategic risk management, insurance recovery and complex dispute resolution.