Latest Law Firm Layoffs Cut Closer To The Bone

Law360, New York (March 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Latham & Watkins LLP's decision last week to cut lawyer staffing levels deeply and decisively appears to have reverberated across the top tier of law firms, with several firms now cutting staffing much closer to the bone than earlier, more tentative moves.

This week kicked off with heavy losses in the legal field, with White & Case LLP announcing plans to eliminate 200 associate and 200 administrative positions and Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP confirming the elimination of 55 attorney and 161 staff positions.

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