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Law firms large and small shuttered in 2019. Some, like LeClairRyan, were done in by mounting expenses and waves of defections. Others, like the intellectual property boutique McCaulley Dowell, were driven to close up shop by pressures that most other firms didn’t face. Meanwhile, a spate of small firms closed after their leading partners split.

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Jack Newsham

Jack Newsham writes about the New York legal community and the business of law, including law firm finance and management and the battle for talent. Email him at jnewsham@alm.com and find him on Twitter @thenewsham.

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