Foley & Lardner to lay off 'several dozen' staff

Foley & Lardner is set to lay off an unspecified number of employees in its Records Management department after outsourcing the majority of its records management functions to Williams Lea. Above the Law reports an anonymous source as saying that the number of affected employees is “several dozen.” Jay Rothman, Foley’s chairman and CEO, sent a memo to all staff in August, saying: “The members of our Records Management staff have contributed to the effectiveness of our records function over the years and have much to offer an organization like Williams Lea. All of our Records Management staff will have the opportunity to interview for a position with Williams Lea, and while we cannot offer absolute assurance, we expect that many of them will be offered jobs with that organization and will continue to work with us. We will, of course, offer severance to all departing staff members.” According to reports, Foley employees had to apply and be interviewed by Williams Lea for positions they had held for years, and some have been told that they would see a major pay cut in with their new employer.

Foley & Lardner to lay off 'several dozen' staff Sat, Oct 13, 2012