Husch Blackwell Chops 20 Attorney Jobs

Law360, New York (October 4, 2010, 7:06 PM EDT) -- Husch Blackwell LLP, the Midwest-based law firm, has reportedly laid off about 20 under-performing attorneys, claiming they did not bill sufficient hours in 2009.

The firm axed a group of attorneys, associates and non-equity partners in September, according to a report published in Above the Law, a legal blog.

“The sole criteria for termination is last year's billable hours,” a source reportedly told Above the Law.

The firm allegedly confirmed that layoffs had occurred, but did not confirm the number. The firm added that its revenues...
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