McDermott Lays Off 25 Lawyers, 47 Staff

Law360 (June 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- McDermott Will & Emery LLP has laid off 25 attorneys and 47 staff, bringing the total number of people laid off at the firm this year to 221.

In a firmwide memo posted Thursday on the legal blog Above the Law, chairman Harvey Freishtat said that “this difficult decision results from a careful review of the current and projected needs of our clients.”

“While we are seeing signs of recovery in some practice areas, demand for transactional-related services continues to lag,” he said. Representatives of the...
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