Clifford Chance Overhauls US Litigation, Plans Layoffs

Law360, New York (May 29, 2009, 12:00 AM ET) -- Clifford Chance LLP is bracing for changes at its U.S. area litigation and dispute resolution practice, as it plans to prioritize more successful practice areas, bids good-bye to U.S. and global litigation head Mark Kirsch, and anticipates upcoming associate layoffs at its New York office.

The U.S. litigation practice will shift its priorities to the areas where clients are increasingly using Clifford Chance – namely regulatory, investigations and white collar, antitrust, commercial litigation and arbitration – with an emphasis on cross-border matters, according to a source...
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