WilmerHale Shows 57 Staff Members The Door

Law360, New York (October 22, 2009, 3:27 PM EDT) -- Law firms continued to announce cost-cutting measures this week, with WilmerHale LLP confirming Thursday that it had laid off 57 support staff members across four of its offices.

A spokeswoman for the firm said Thursday that virtually all the layoffs took place in Boston and Washington, the firm's two largest offices.

"Following a careful review, we have decided to reduce the number of support staff in four of our offices,” WilmerHale co-managing partners William Lee and William Perlstein said in a statement. “Our decision to realign...
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