Associate Layoffs Spike In October

Law360, New York (October 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- October has been the most treacherous month so far this year for associates at top-tier law firms, marked by a whopping 226 pink slips amid Heller Ehrman LLP's implosion and wide-scale layoffs at institutions like Clifford Chance LLP and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Law360's analysis shows.

With more than 230 lawyers laid off so far this month, October is shaping up to be twice as bad as the second-worst month, July, our data shows. While the closing of Heller Ehrman accounted for the bulk of...
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