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Mayer Brown has retained just two of its five spring 2014 qualifying trainees, while placing a third on a fixed term six-month contract.
The Chicago-headquartered firm said in a statement: “Our primary goal is to provide our trainees with the opportunity to build long term careers with Mayer Brown and we do this by matching their preferred qualifying department with the current requirements of the business.
“Four of our five trainees applied; however the reality is that we are recruiting four years ahead of demand and haven’t been able to offer all our trainees a position in the departments they chose. We have secured positions for three of our qualifiers.”
Mayer Brown was one of the firms last year discovered by The Lawyer to be giving short-term contracts to qualifying trainees (11 March 2013).