Firm Layoffs Persist As Economic Crisis Grows

Law360, New York (January 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Nearly 1,300 lawyers and hundreds of support staff have been laid off since October, and even some partners have been chopped off the payroll as the economic downturn intensifies, according to a Law360 analysis.

Thus far in January, more than 160 attorneys have lost their jobs, including 15 to 25 nonequity partners at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, our data shows.

Other firms to make layoffs this month include Clifford Chance LLP, which said it would let go between 70 and 80 attorneys in London; Wildman Harrold...
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