Shearman & Sterling has eliminated the job of its full-time general counsel, John Shutkin, who was one of the few law firm GCs brought in from outside the law firm world, part of a wave of hirings of in-house lawyers at The Am Law 100. Elizabeth Chambliss, a law professor at New York Law School who has written about law firm general counsel, says that Shutkin's ouster "raised eyebrows," especially since so many firms are creating general counsel positions.
Shearman Eliminates General Counsel Post
The American Lawyer
May 5, 2008