Barely a quarter of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney‘s 500 lawyers have hit their targeted billable hours this year. Average associate hours have fallen below 1,650. And as of May, the firm was $10.5 million shy of its billing goals. A rash of departures — including some big names — has left the firm with 35 fewer lawyers and lobbyists than last year. The firm has also shuttered its Northern California office.

This isn’t where the Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll aimed to be two years after its merger with Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling vaulted the firm into the Am Law 100.

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