News Litigation UK US & The Americas Clifford Chance loses fourth US litigator this week By The Lawyer 2 December 2008 16:21 17 December 2015 15:47 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 2 December 2008 at 17:07 Defecting Partners…… Will the last person to leave, please turn off the lights…?! Reply Link David 3 December 2008 at 18:00 Make your mind up! Clifford Chance should either take the hit of heavy investment in Manhattan or just pull out. The slow and cautious approach they’ve had so far just isn’t paying off – they need to commit properly or just cut their losses. Reply Link Former CC lawyer 4 December 2008 at 10:08 Big crunch from the big apple CC’s problem is that it believes its brand is more important than its lawyers. As a result, it doesn’t make much effort to retain talent, working on the basis there is always a queue of people waiting to take their place. The partners are more interested in themselves than the lawyers and this can only spell trouble. Bonuses, promotions to the partnership and general pastoral support are poor, not to mention the politics. Many of the best people leave through disaffection. Perhaps this is just the start of its fall from grace. Linklaters will steal their crown within two years. Reply Link Anonymous 4 December 2008 at 16:01 Former CC employee I completely agree with the comments made by the Former CC lawyer. I used to work at CC and left because the Partners I worked for were the worst I had ever come across in my professional career. All out for themselves and that is the environment that Clifford Chance breeds. A hostile arrogant place where the the people that do the least work thrive. I felt that I was working in a provincial law firm with very small minded people rather than what it supposed to be an international number one law firm. The law firm is carrying a number of staff that don’t contribute anything in real terms , dead wood that sit around getting paid at the expense of those that work hard (who then get kicked out). This will assure its fall from the No 1 spot! Reply Link KHI 4 December 2008 at 16:08 Fall from Grace The Partners at Clifford Chance have not grasped the basic fact that you can still make money and treat staff with respect. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.