In Chicago Lawyer magazine’s yearly Largest Law Firms Survey, you'll find a by-the-numbers breakdown of who’s growing, who’s shrinking and who’s a new face among the 100 largest firms in Illinois. But numbers are only the start of the story.
When the midterm races concluded in November, Republicans maintained their majority in the Senate, but Democrats regained control over the House of Representatives, setting the stage for a split between the two committees tasked with overseeing the financial services sector.
Starting one’s own law practice fresh out of law school has its attendant challenges. But Loading Law founder Ross Hersemann had the unenviable task of focusing his practice on a nascent, niche practice: video game law.
Laura Bernescu knew early on that she wanted a career in law. Aside from her everyday job as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Bernescu prides herself in the pro bono work she does, including the work with the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation.
The most profound change to occur in Banner Witcoff Ltd. in years might also be the subtlest: the disappearance of the ampersand between the firm’s two surnames. The name change nearly coincides with the move of its Chicago office from 10 S. Wacker Drive, where it had been since 1988, to the 36th floor of 71 S. Wacker Drive last October.
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