US law firms laying off 1,000 in one day

February 13, 2009 It’s one of the legal world’s darkest days ever: American law firms eliminated some 1,000 jobs on Thursday.

Several US firms - including DLA Piper, Goodwin Procter, Holland & Knight, Dechert, Bryan Cave, Epstein Becker & Green and Cozen O'Connor - conducted mass layoffs, blaming a massive downturn in demand.

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