Reed Smith Cuts 100; Robinson & Cole Lays Off 30

Law360, New York (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Reed Smith LLP will cut 100 positions, including those of attorneys in the U.S., and Robinson & Cole LLP will eliminate 30 in the latest round of layoffs resulting from the ripple effects of a struggling global economy.

In a firmwide memo released Tuesday, Reed Smith's global managing partner Gregory B. Jordan said the firm planned to cut 17 associates in the U.S. and begin a consultation process in London that could result in cutting nine associates there.

The cutbacks represent the first time lawyers in...
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