Akin Gump Sheds 65 From Staff Rolls

Law360, New York (January 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is laying off 65 staff members from offices around the country, according to a spokeswoman for the law firm.

The announcement was reported Friday by the Wall Street Journal Law Blog and was confirmed by Akin Gump spokeswoman Sheila Turner on Tuesday.

Turner told Law360 that the firm was not planning any additional layoffs of either administrative staff or attorneys.

“But in these difficult times we of course expect to monitor the economy and staff the firm accordingly,” Turner...
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