Howrey Axes 29 Associates, 65 Staffers

February 4, 2010 In a memo from firm CEO and managing partner Robert Ruyak, Howrey has announced a "reduction-in-force" affecting both associates and staffers at the firm.

A Howrey spokeswoman confirms to The Am Law Daily that 29 associates and 65 staffers from Howrey's 10 U.S. offices are affected by the cutbacks. (Howrey's six offices in Europe and one office in Asia are unaffected by the downsizing.)

News of the layoffs was first reported by Above the Law, which obtained a copy of Ruyak's memo.

This round of cuts comes less than a year after the firm eliminated 25 members of its secretarial staff last April. At that time, Howrey also sought capital contributions from equity and non-equity partners. According to ATL, the firm let go of 10 associates at the end of 2008 for performance reasons.

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