Clifford Chance New York slammed by its own associates

13 page documents details Clifford Chance associates’ grievances that range from the firm’s billable hours target to poor communication

The memo, which has been seen by The Lawyer, identified the following primary areas that associates are dissatisfied with. They are:the 2420 annual billable hours target; a perceived sense of chaos with the; assignment system; a perceived lack of interest in reviewing associates’ performance; poor communication; the treatment of pro bono work being perceived as ‘a disgrace’; partner indifference and insufficient training.