Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bloody Thursday: 4 Major Law Firms Ax Attorneys; More Layoffs at Others?

The legal sector is reeling from the economy, as evidenced by what the ABA Journal is calling "Bloody Thursday": four well-known law firms have announced attorney and staff layoffs. Here's the rundown for today:

Firm AssociatesStaff
DLA Piper 80100
Faegre & Benson29unknown*
Goodwin Proctor3836

*An unknown number of staff members were offered "voluntary" separation packages.
**Dechert laid off 72 staff members, or 12.5% of the administrative staff, late last year.

(Source: ABA Journal - Law News Now)

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