Axed Lawyers Getting Hired

Lawyers let go in cutbacks at three large Chicago firms are being welcomed at some small and mid-sized firms in the city.

Firms are particularly interested in lawyers with experience in real estate, private equity, intellectual property or transactional matters, the National Law Journal reports.

“People recognize the realities of what the practice of law has become: Much of the practice is about generating business,” recruiter Amy McCormack of McCormack & Schreibe told the newspaper. “There are terrific lawyers out there that aren’t terrific business generators.”

Among the mid-sized firms that will consider or have already hired axed lawyers are Bryan Cave; Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg; and Seyfarth Shaw. The lawyers are looking for work as a result of group firings at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw; Winston & Strawn; and Jenner & Block.

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