Winston & Strawn said to be laying off associates

August 23, 2012 Word has it that Winston & Strawn is laying off associates in the Chicago office, with around 30 associates affected. The reports describe the move as ‘stealth layoffs’ because associates have been quietly asked to seek new employment, and the firm calls them ‘voluntary resignations’ rather than the firm owning up to redundancies.

“Morale couldn’t be worse,” said a source in Chicago. “For those associates that were spared the initial cut, an accelerated review process this year only increases concerns that more layoffs will be coming in the near future.”

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