2 Firms Join Swell Of Layoffs; Clifford Cuts Go Global

Law360, New York (January 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Ropes & Gray LLP and Fenwick & West LLP both made staff cuts Thursday, while Clifford Chance LLP confirmed that it had lost up to 20 percent of the lawyers in its Moscow office.

In a firmwide memo, Ropes & Gray Chairman Brad Malt said the firm would eliminate 106 positions across all departments, or roughly 10 percent of its nonlawyer staff.

Most of the reductions will come from the firm's New York and Boston offices, although there will also be cuts in Washington and Palo...
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