Ditching Deadweight Partners Can Buoy Firms: Expert

Law360, New York (March 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Responding to the report that DLA Piper's United Kingdom offices have recently shed 7 to 8 percent of their partnership, a prominent New York legal consultant said that cutting deadweight at the highest levels could help firms stay afloat amid the recession.

On Wednesday, a leaked memo revealed that up to 8 percent of DLA Piper's partners have recently left its U.K. office, Legal Week reported. The memo said that since June the London office has hired only 37 employees but lost 145, according to the...
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