RMstratosphere wrote:Can anyone talk more specifically about Mayer Brown and/or Nixon Peabody?
As the anon above who can't speak to NP but can speak to Mayer, what I've heard is lots of "they're in trouble" type comments from a variety of Chicago attorneys. Trouble is relative. In Mayer's case, it seems to mean: 1) partners are squabbling over dividing up diminished profits and 2) making partner is increasingly unlikely (cue the horde of TLS commenters who liken making partner to spotting a unicorn). From a Mayer partner, I heard they are facing real fee pressure from competitors, but they're not unique in this respect.