Sibling publication Legal Week reports that four Clifford Chance New York-based litigation partners are in talks to defect to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

The departures come only weeks after Bingham McCutchen hired three antitrust and regulatory partners from the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, and a month after Clifford Chance announced the termination of 20 U.S. litigation and dispute resolution associates in its New York and D.C. offices, citing a lack of work in the area.