Cuts At Paul Hastings, Others Add To Pink Slip Pile

Law360, New York (March 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Layoffs in the legal industry continued to mount Tuesday, with rumors swirling of fresh rounds of firings at Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, Venable LLP, Chadbourne & Parke LLP and Blank Rome LLP.

The deepest cuts were made at Paul Hastings, which reduced its work force in the United States by a whopping 131, including 44 associates and 87 staff, a firm spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

According to an internal Paul Hastings memo posted on Abovethelaw.com, client demand has declined over the past six months, particularly...
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