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Chicago is becoming a hub of activity as recovery spurs dealmaking and firm growth.

, The National Law Journal

The cloud of doom and gloom has dissipated over Chicago's legal market. With the economy picking up and law firms needing fresh bodies to replace the thousands laid off last year, 2010 has witnessed an increase in associate hiring. Lateral partners are being plucked from bigger firms.

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