Seyfarth Shaw Cuts 50, Reduces Associate Salaries

Law360, New York (May 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Instituting just about every cost-cutting measure used by law firms in recent months in one fell swoop, Seyfarth Shaw LLP has cut 50 employees, reduced salaries for associates, deferred start dates for the incoming class to 2010 and shortened its summer associate program.

Friday's announcement by the firm marks its third round of layoffs in five months. The firm cut 30 attorneys in December and 25 staff in January. A firm representative said the new layoffs will include a mixture of attorneys and staff and will...
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