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Pillsbury Heads New Day Of Law Firm Layoffs

Law360 (February 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The bad news coming out of the legal profession continued late Thursday and Friday, with at least five more firms disclosing layoffs of attorneys and staff.

Reductions at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP became public after a law student overheard a partner at the firm say loudly into his cell phone that 15 to 20 associates would be cut.

The law student, who was riding in an Amtrak train at the time, then sent an e-mail to the legal blog Above the Law, which reported on...
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