Hiring Strategies, Luck Help Keep Layoffs At Bay

Law360, New York (April 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Thousands of lawyers have been shown the door since the economic crisis began in earnest last fall. But not all firms are looking at dwindling numbers. Luck may be a factor in these cases – though differences in strategy and in the approach to hiring may also come into play.

On Thursday, Mayer Brown LLP made its third round of cuts in less than five months – 45 attorneys and 90 administrative staff members at its U.S. offices – and Hogan & Hartson LLP terminated 93...
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