By some measures, Bingham McCutchen’s Los Angeles office is in trouble.

Less than four years after Bingham swallowed 60-lawyer Riordan & McKinzie, more than half of those lawyers have left, and overall headcount is down from 120 to just over 100. One recruiter refers to the office as “a headless horseman,” another says it’s “bleeding lawyers.” And on American Lawyer magazine’s most recent associate satisfaction survey, Bingham ranked dead last among L.A. law offices surveyed.

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