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While many major Los Angeles-based firms have shrunk in size in recent years, an increase in lawyers employed by out-of-town firms indicates that the city’s legal market has gradually recovered from the financial downturn a decade ago, according to a new study.

The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law released a report this month stating that as of January 2017, large law firms employed about as many attorneys in Los Angeles as they did prior to 2008.

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Xiumei Dong

Xiumei Dong covers the business of law from the West Coast. Contact her at xdong@alm.com. On Twitter: @XiumeiDong.

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