And then there were three: CC sees another West Coaster depart

Clifford Chance’s ever depleting US operation has been hit with a departure from its West Coast office as James Lico jumps ship to Kirkland & Ellis.

Lico’s exit leaves just three partners within Clifford Chance’s West Coast operation, including Tower Snow, the former chairman of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, who led a team of partner to the magic circle firm two years ago.

The majority of that original team have now left for Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Snow, Daniel Harris and Joseph Ferraro are the only remaining partners Clifford Chance has in the region.