Young Orrick Leader Sends Strong Message With Staff Cuts

Law360, New York (June 10, 2013, 7:58 PM EDT) -- The decision by Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's new chairman to eliminate executives and cut staff may be as much about a young leader's desire to send a message to the partnership as it is cost-cutting, industry watchers said.  

The shake-up in recent weeks by the firm's 44-year-old chairman, Mitchell Zuklie, reduces what had been an extensive 14-member executive staff by two. A third seat is about to become vacant and may not be filled again.

In addition, nearly three dozen staff members were laid off or...
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