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Cooley Cuts 52 Lawyers, 62 Staff; Cadwalader Sheds 9

Law360 (January 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Adding to the cascade of law firm downsizing nationwide, California-based Cooley Godward Kronish LLP has cut 52 lawyers and 62 staff, while New York's Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP is laying off nine associates.

A memorandum circulated at Cooley on Wednesday announcing the layoffs was published on the legal tabloid Above the Law. A spokeswoman for the firm did not return a request for comments on Thursday.

The cuts at Cooley included some associates who had started there this past fall and three special counsel, according...
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