Husch Blackwell Chops 20 Attorney Jobs

By Richard Vanderford (October 4, 2010, 7:06 PM EDT) -- Husch Blackwell LLP, the Midwest-based law firm, has reportedly laid off about 20 under-performing attorneys, claiming they did not bill sufficient hours in 2009.

The firm axed a group of attorneys, associates and non-equity partners in September, according to a report published in Above the Law, a legal blog.

"The sole criteria for termination is last year's billable hours," a source reportedly told Above the Law.

The firm allegedly confirmed that layoffs had occurred, but did not confirm the number. The firm added that its revenues are currently above budget projections for the next year, according to the legal blog....

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