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Wilson Sonsini Axes 45 Lawyers, 68 Staff

Law360 (January 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC has become the latest law firm to make cuts, laying off 45 attorneys and 68 staff members while also freezing associate salaries and eliminating some bonuses.

In a memo sent out Monday and first reported on by legal blog Above the Law, Wilson Sonsini CEO John Roos said the firm had applied cost-cutting measures and taken other steps throughout the past year, but that the layoffs had become necessary as the economic climate worsened.

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