Economy, Legal Model Drive Dickstein Shapiro Cuts

Law360, New York (November 4, 2009, 2:22 PM EST) -- Dickstein Shapiro LLP confirmed Wednesday that it will lay off 3 percent of associates and counsel and 10 percent of staff members in order to align itself with economic conditions and the “emerging legal services model.”

Chairman Michael E. Nannes said affected employees will be notified immediately and will be offered a comprehensive separation package, including salary and medical coverage continuation, as well as outplacement services, according to a firmwide memo posted on legal blog Above the Law.

“This was a difficult decision made with great...
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