Deep Cuts At Latham Set Dismal Record

Law360, New York (February 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Capping a brutal month for the legal industry in which more than 2,000 jobs were eliminated at firms worldwide, Latham & Watkins LLP announced Friday that it was laying off 190 associates and 250 paralegals and staff members.

The move marked the most drastic cuts since a wave of layoffs hit the legal industry late last year.

In a firmwide memo, Latham chairman and managing partner Robert Dell said the cuts totaled about 12 percent of the firm's associates and 10 percent of its paralegals and...
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