Nixon Peabody, Wildman Make Associate-Level Cuts

Law360, New York (April 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In more bad news for associates at two firms that have already laid off attorneys this year, Nixon Peabody LLP has decided to reduce starting compensation for new and summer associates, as well as cut the base pay of some current associates based on performance, and Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP has axed 10 associates.

In addition to the associates, Wildman Harrold also laid off seven secretarial staff members, a firm spokeswoman said Tuesday. The firm had said in early January that five income partners...
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