Allen & Overy has been ordered to rehire an associate in Frankfurt who had been laid off earlier this year. A German labour court ruled that the dismissal did not comply with German employment laws. Allen & Overy's
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Eversheds has launched its fourth redundancy round, which puts 117 roles under threat, including 22 fee earners in the real estate practice of the top 10 UK law firm. Eversheds plans to cut up to 95 secretarial staff
Kirkland & Ellis has laid off more than 20 associates in its New York City office and will also cut associate jobs in its Washington, D.C. and Chicago offices. The news comes just after Kirkland announced the launch
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, which has 800 attorneys in the U.S. and Europe with 13 offices including Zurich, Los Angeles, New York, Brussels and Silicon Valley. confirmed that “less than three dozen” attorneys
UK law firm Cobbetts has introduced a four-day week across its practice groups, trying to avoid further job cuts. Managing partner Michael Shaw said that the firm is extending its part-time and flexible working
Baker Botts has laid off more lawyers, but isn’t disclosing how many are affected by the job cuts. The layoffs are the result of market conditions and the lack ofUS law firm
Burges Salmon, which has offices in Bristol and London, will launch an new redundancy consultation round, with 31 jobs under threat. Burges Salmon is also freezing support staff and fee earner salaries at 2008 levels.
Allen & Overy's problems with its former Frankfurt associates are as nothing compared with Clifford Chance's German woes, writes RollOnFriday. At least two non-equity partners from the firm's Düsseldorf office have
Allen & Overy confirmed that at least one former associate in Germany still has a case pending against the firm, with the unfair dismissal dispute relating to redundancies made in the Frankfurt office as part of Allen &
Around nine former Linklaters employees are about to take legal action against Linklaters, writes RollOnFriday. According to the report, one associate has already started action against the firm.
The American Lawyer has published a layoff list for the "Am Law 200" US law firms. Since January 2008, more than 3,000 attorney jobs have been cut, 2.75 percent of the 111,377 lawyer positions at Am Law 200 law
According to the legal blog Above the Law, around 25 associates at US firm Dechert LLP are being let go. "Sources report that the pain is being spread between Dechert's Mass Torts and Product Liability group (about a
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, one of Pittsburgh's largest law firms, has laid off 90 temporary attorneys at its document coding center downtown. The firm let the attorneys go after contracts it had to process the
DLA Piper has become the first major US firm to conduct a second round of layoffs this year. The firm is cutting 21 associates and 100 staff. DLA had already cut 80 associates and 100 staff in the United States in
US firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft is offering paid sabbaticals, to avoid further layoffs. Associates at the 500-lawyer firm will have the option to take one-third of their salary plus medical benefits spread over