Pink Slips At Brown Rudnick, Squire Sanders

Law360, New York (November 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The slumping economy claimed more victims at prestigious law firms Wednesday and Thursday as Brown Rudnick LLP and Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP announced layoffs of more than 50 attorneys and paralegals and 20 support staff.

The wrecking ball got swinging first at Boston-based Brown Rudnick. The firm let go of 20 attorneys, three paralegals and 20 other staff members in its Boston; Hartford, Conn.; New York; London; and Providence, R.I., offices, according to a statement released Thursday.

The 43 layoffs represent just under 10 percent...
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