Some Chicago Law Firms Are Hiring Lawyers, Including Associates
Posted Jun 12, 2009 7:07 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Three law firms are moving into new offices in Chicago and seeking to fill the space with new lawyers.
The firms getting new digs are Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Nixon Peabody; and Cozen O'Connor, the National Law Journal reports.
Cozen O’Connor is looking for corporate lawyers and commercial litigators with books of business, the story says. Nixon Peabody wants to add some new practices and hopes to hire 15 to 20 lawyers. And Skadden is flexible about hiring new lawyers.
Meanwhile, Chicago legal recruiter Amy McCormack of McCormack Schreiber told the National Law Journal that the job market is looking better for some associates. In the past month, she said, firms in the city have begun looking to hire associates in certain practice areas, including finance, banking, litigation and bankruptcy.