Legal Layoffs Expand As Katten Axes 69, Jenner 34

Law360, New York (March 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The job outlook in the legal industry continued to be murky Thursday, with layoffs at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP totaling 69 and Jenner & Block LLP letting go of 34 staffers.

Katten Muchin confirmed in a statement Thursday that its reductions included 12 associates, seven nonequity partners, four other attorneys, six paralegals and 40 staff members. It called the decision to let them go “very difficult.”

The firm also said the number of pink slips it was forced to issue was “relatively small” due to a...
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