Lateral moves, hiring spurts, and surging salaries. With everything we have been reading in the press as of late, one might be led to believe that the fortunes of the big law firms have been on the upswing. Is the news telling us the whole story, however? Looks can be deceiving and the media spin is certainly strong within the legal industry. The only way to truly be prepared is to plan ahead and be proactive when it comes to commitments and expenses.